Performing Arts @ LORDS
Welcome to the LORDS Instrumental Music Program. The Instrumental Music Program is a co-curricular program for all students, external to the music curriculum delivered in the classroom. We believe that music enhances the process of learning. Therefore, all students are encouraged to explore and develop their musical ability through the various Instrumental Music opportunities.
All students at LORDS are provided the opportunity to explore and develop their musical ability through Individual or Group Music Lessons with a qualified and experienced Music Tutor. The Individual or Group Music Lessons meet students’ individual musical ability and needs while motivating students to explore and recognise a variety of musical literature. Tuition fees apply.
We offer Individual or Group Music Lessons in the following:
Strings – Violin, Viola or Cello
Woodwind – Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Brass – Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium
Lessons take place during school hours with lesson times published through an online calendar available to students and parents. At the conclusion of each semester, a report will be provided on students’ progress, including an assessment of performance musicality, technique, knowledge and understanding and behavior.
The link is also available on the LORDS parent lounge under School Links>General Links>Instrumental Music.
Junior String Ensemble
This ensemble is open to any student who plays a string instrument; violin, viola, cello or double bass. This is not a lesson but a chance to get together with other students to help develop performance pieces and develop ensemble skills.
Strings (Year 3 and Year 4)
The Year 3 and Year 4 String ensembles are free yearlong programs open to any student wishing to play violin, viola or cello.
Band (Year 5 and Year 6)
The Year 5 and Year 6 bands are free yearlong programs which include brass, wind and percussion instruments. The bands are a supportive environment for young musicians to learn or further their ensemble skills and etiquette. Music is chosen from a wide range of styles and genres, including classical, jazz, contemporary pop and movie greats.
Senior School Orchestra (Previously Senior String Ensemble)
With increased interest in playing music in the Senior School we have expanded the Senior String Ensemble to include any and all instruments. This ensemble is open to any student who plays an instrument; strings, wind, brass, percussion, guitar, piano, drums etc. This is an opportunity to bring together a range of instruments to play a range of music styles.
Junior School Choir
Open to all students from P – Year 6 wanting to sing and be part of a large choir to further develop their skills. The focus is on fun, high energy and a musical experience for all students.
Middle School Choir
Open to all students from Year 7 – Year 9 wanting to sing and be part of a large choir to further develop their skills. Every second year this ensemble enters the Beenleigh Eisteddfod with great success, recently achieving first place in 2019.
Ensembles (for future development)
This unique ensemble sees members wearing their drums, marching in step, performing choreography movements and stick tricks all while playing complex rhythms from memory.
The Guitar ensemble is a contemporary guitar group using electric and semi-acoustic guitars comprising of 4 to 10 guitarists. The repertoire covers styles of music ranging from rock to blues and country.
This ensemble is comprised of 12 classical guitarists using nylon string guitars. The ensemble plays traditional classical music and modern hits with a classical spin.
The Concert Band is for all percussion, brass and woodwind students. The ensemble performs a wide range of jazz repertoire, from swing through to Big Band.