Orana Catholic PS music students get visit from International Brass Quintet


Orana Catholic Primary School students with the International Brass Quintet.
Orana Catholic Primary School students with the International Brass Quintet.

STUDENTS at Orana Catholic Primary School got a glimpse of what life could be like if they followed a music career when the International Brass Quintet visited recently.

The visitors wowed the young, budding musos with a performance of movie themes, pop music, jazz and classical numbers before some Orana students joined in with their own brass instruments.

With all students from pre-primary to Year 6 participating in a music lesson each week, and with more than 100 students learning instrument and voice, Orana Catholic PS music specialist Sarah Draper said music studies were an important part of the curriculum at the school.

She said the students and teachers had loved the special International Brass Quintet visit.

“The school has built a culture of music and it is embraced by the whole school community,” she said.

“Live performances from professional groups are an important part of our music curriculum.

“It shows the students what they can aspire to and motivates them.

“It is important for children to respond to music, appreciate music and practice their audience etiquette.”

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