The Music Department at Woodlands International College strives to provide opportunities for all students to enjoy, learn and participate in music. Playing and listening to music enriches our lives and we encourage all of our students to explore this wonderful art form.
Students in the Junior College attend Class Music Lessons once a week. During these lessons they perform, create, listen and respond to music. Further to this, all Junior College students are given a turn, on a rotation basis, to explore musical instruments in small groups. Exploratory courses are offered for the following orchestral instruments:
The instruments explored during this small group time could be, for example, recorder and violin for the younger students and trumpet, trombone, clarinet and flute for the older students. Through this exposure it is hoped that students will feel encouraged to choose to formally study one of these instruments, together with a host of other instruments with one of our visiting music teachers in a weekly private lesson. The following additional instruments and coaching are available (at prevailing private tuition fees):
- French horn
- Kit drums
There are two choirs in the Junior College, a Junior College Choir and a Middle College Choir, and both of these choirs rehearse during school as part of the school day. The choirs perform at various school functions, festivals and eisteddfods during the year. There is also a rich Marimba band program with a band in each grade from Grade 4 – 6.