The Performing Arts program has a strong focus on music, but also incorporates dance, drama and ICT. The Musical Futures approach underpins all lessons:
At the end of each term, students perform at MPAC (Maramba Performing Arts Concert), to show what they have learnt during that term. These concerts are run and hosted by the Performing Arts Captains, a student led audio team, and student roadies.
School Musical Production
Each year, Maramba performs a musical theatre production. In previous years, this has been performed by students from Years 4 to 6: however, in 2018 will be our first year holding a whole school performance with students form Foundation to Year 6 participating.
Maramba Singers and Rock Bands
Students who undertake lessons or show a talent with their instrument can create a rock band. These bands rehearse at lunchtime have opportunities to perform throughout the year. Students who enjoy singing can be lead singers for each band.
Instrumental Musical Program
Mrs Joane Clarke teaches extra-curricular keyboard lessons on Fridays, during lunch, afternoon sessions at school.
Pony Music provide our instrumental teachers, Ben, who teaches guitar, vocals, bass guitar and drums.
Musical Futures believes music learning works best when young people are making music, and when their existing passion for music is reflected and built-upon in the classroom.Its core aim is to promote, support and develop high quality teaching and learning of music through a variety of innovative approaches that focus on the classroom in schools across Australia.
So what defines Musical Futures in practice?