Music at Fairhills High School is an integral part of the curriculum. Music is a compulsory subject within the curriculum.
At Year 7 and 8 students learn to read music and develop their skills on various instruments such as the keyboard & guitar.
At Year 9 Music becomes an elective for interested students to pursue.
In VCE Music Performance students develop their technical skill on their chosen instrument and perform in solo and group contexts.
Students also have the opportunity of learning a wide variety of instruments through their participation in the Instrumental Music Program. Students at the school are offered the choice of learning flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, percussion/drum kit, guitar (acoustic, electric or bass), piano and voice up to VCE level.
Students participating in this low cost program become involved in one of the various bands, choirs or ensembles appropriate to their level of ability which aims to further develop their technical and reading skills by the attendance of regular rehearsals. Opportunities are given to students to perform at various concerts throughout the year as well as becoming involved in regional events.
Lessons are given in small groups by professional instrumental teachers and as student's progress, lessons tend to become individual. For lower levels they are given on a rotating basis during half a period each week, but for VCE students lessons are given during the student's free periods where possible.
FLUTE CHOIR PERFORMANCE
Positive Schools Conference - Melbourne Convention Centre
An article which appeared in the Knox Leader on 2nd June 2015
Letter from an impressed attendee:
I am writing to offer my congratulations to you are Principal of Fairhills High School. I am a primary teacher who attended the Positive Schools Conference and had the pleasure of hearing the Fairhills High School Flute Choir performing yesterday at lunch time. I was highly impressed not only by their performance, which as a flautist who studies at the conservatorium many years ago I feel I am qualified to say was lovely, but also by the way they represented your school as young ambassadors in a very busy environment surrounded by a hoard of loud teachers!
Bravo ladies. Keep up the great work and work hard. Your music will take you places. It certainly took me from a state high school to the Melbourne Concert Hall.
Hamer Hall - NEVR Youth Concert
On Wednesday 27th May, four of our Singing students at Fairhills were involved in a spectacular performance at Hamer Hall with other schools from the North East Region. After two full day rehearsals and a sound check at Hamer Hall on the day of the performance, the students were ready to hit the starge in front of approximately 3,000 audience members!
The combined Secondary Choir sang their songs in three part harmonies, accompanied by a Rock/Funk Band and a huge (and very loud!) Djembe (African Drum) ensemble. The music was infectious and they all performed thier very best on the night. Congratulations to Brooke Waller, Christie Henry, Jake Clancy and Ruby Scholfield on a fabulous performance!
Thanks to Jessy Turner, our vocal teacher for providing this wonderful experience to our students.
2015 GIRLS MUSIC CAPTAIN
Fairhills High School offers a wonderful music program and you can learn woodwind, brass, percussion, guitar and keyboard as well as participate in singing lessons. In Year 7,Ashleigh shose to learn the flute and now in Year 12, sh can confidently read msuic and play regularly in duets and trios. Being a member of the school instrumental music program, gives you a chance to work closely with other musicians and become an important and active member of the school community.
The Fairhills High School music program continues to grow with new enrolments and provides opportunities to perform with other schools.
Ashleigh has completed AMEB music exams, performed at Hamer Hall as a member of the regional concert band, Melbourne Convention Centre, primary schools, pre-schools, aged care homes and our school community events like Open Night and our annual Music Concerts for parents.
Involvement in the music program has really build Ashleigh's confidence and leadership skills.