Kegworth music program

The Kegworth Music Program aims to create and promote a nurturing music environment for Kegworth students. Studies have shown that learning music improves childrens’ maths, language and reading skills, increases coordination, memory and attention, teaches discipline, improves social and emotional skills and inspires creativity.

Music commttee

All K – 6 Kegworth students are taught the NSW Music Curriculum, which is delivered by a specialist music teacher. Co-curricular Music Ensembles at Kegworth Public School provide a chance for interested students to broaden their knowledge and practice of music.

Music Ensembles

Many students are involved in our Concert Band, String, Ukulele, Recorder and Choir ensembles. Rehearsals may take place before school, after school, or during lunchtimes and are conducted by highly experienced performing arts professionals.

Music Ensemble members have the opportunity to build their confidence by performing at school and community events. In the past, some Music Ensemble members have performed in the Sydney Opera House and Seymour Centre.

Ukulele, Recorder and Choir Groups

Rehearsals for Ukulele, Recorder and Choir Groups take place once a week during lunchtimes. Recorder and Ukulele groups are open to students in Years 3-6. The Senior Recorder group has the opportunity to perform at the Festival of Instrumental Music (FOIM).

Primary Choir is open to students in Years K-6 where the focus is on Pulse Alive and the Festival of Choral Music (FOCM). For more information about the Ukulele, Recorder and Choir groups, please email (Attn: Ms Findlay) kegworth-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au.

Join a Music Ensemble

For new students entering the Kegworth Music Program or existing students who wish to join an additional ensemble, visit the School Bytes Portal, go to the ‘Forms’ section and submit the ‘Music Program – Expression of Interest’ e-form. Alternatively, fill out the form in the Band and String Handbooks and return it to the Front Office:

Download the string Ensemble Handbook

Download the concert Band Handbook

String Ensemble

The Kegworth Music Program offers Junior and Senior String Ensembles conducted by Caroline Kelly. 

The String Ensembles welcome students from Years K-6 who play the Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. Rehearsals take place before school.

The Junior String Ensemble accepts players from all year groups. Students must first complete one term (10 weeks) of private lessons on their chosen instrument, after which they may join the Junior String Ensemble. 

Junior String Ensemble members advance to the Senior String Ensemble once their playing has reached the required level. 

For more information, download the String Ensemble Handbook.

Concert Band Ensemble

The Kegworth Music Program offers Junior and Senior Concert Band Ensembles conducted by Jasmine Mills. 

The Concert Band welcomes students who play in the following sections: Brass (Trombone, Trumpet, Baritone/Euphonium, French Horn and Tuba), Woodwind (Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone and Bassoon), Rhythm (Drum Kit/Percussion and Electric Bass). Rehearsals take place before school.

Students may start in the Junior Concert Band from Year 2. Junior Concert Band members advance to Senior Concert Band once their playing has reached the required level. 

For more information, download the Concert Band Handbook

CONNECT WITH THE KEGWORTH MUSIC PROGRAM

Join with the Kegworth Music page on Facebook or email kegworth-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au for more information and to get involved in the Kegworth Public School Music Committee.