Welcome to the extra-curricular music page for Kedron SHS. Here you will find an overview the various dimensions of our music program.
The Music Program at Kedron
Kedron’s Year 7 – 12 Classroom Music program is a comprehensive course that develops a student’s ability to read, write, listen to and perform a broad range of music. Throughout Junior Secondary at Kedron students experience the elements of music through studies on the ukulele, keyboard, guitar and drum kit. The junior secondary course covers a variety of genres ranging from world music perspectives, to classical, jazz and contemporary popular music.
In Senior Secondary students are introduced to a six-semester program that includes a year of prepetory work throughout Year 10 for the Year 11 and 12 Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) Senior Music course. An alternative subject area specialisation pathway in Year’s 11 and 12 is the Music in Practice courses; integrating sound technology concepts with industry based practice and experience.
In Year 12, Senior Music students also have the opportunity to audition for the QCAA Music Extension course orientated toward developing deeper analytical skills and extending specialist performance, compositional or musicology majors.
At Kedron, our music education ideology is about fostering diversity and inclusivity – catering to the needs of all students within a supportive classroom environment. An important part of the success of Kedron High’s music program is that staff model expectations, foster professional relationships and expose students to the wider community of music making, driving curriculum specific projects by promoting group work, collaborative teamwork and ensemble development.
For over 50 years Kedron State High School has proudly supported instrumental music as a fundamental curricular component of the school. Kedron’s esteemed reputation for offering a high quality instrumental and vocal music program is driven through innovative course offerings, extra-curricular activities including music tours, camps and competitions, all driven by energetic, enthusiastic and talented staff, students and parents. Kedron’s instrumental music program spans years 7-12 and include a diverse range of ensembles, national and international tours and concerts also with a focus on delivering dynamic and innovative classroom music courses.
At Kedron we offer an instrumental music ensemble program that includes a Wind Symphony, Essential Wind Ensemble and Wind Ensemble, Big Band and Stage Band, String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Alchemy program, two choirs and a World Music Ensemble. Adding to this we also offer an extensive small ensemble program that provides opportunities for students to demonstrate instrumental music skills across Jazz and Classical genres via showcase concerts featuring specialised lesson groups. Specialist teachers are also employed to tutor students enrolled in our harp program and music extension classes, complementing our ensemble program with instrumental diversity and developing quality chamber repertoire across a broad range of genres.
Continuing students from primary school are automatically enrolled into our Instrumental Music program at the commencement of Year 7.
Kedron Instrumental Music Supporters Group (KIMS)
Our KIMS (Kedron Instrumental Music Supporters) group meets twice a term and assists in coordination of our concerts and fundraising events. Please see the Calendar
or the P&C Page
of our website for more information regarding the dates for meetings. If you are a parent of a student enrolled in our program and would like to join KIMS please email the Extra-Curricular Music Co-Ordinator at email@example.com