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Music brings them together

​Moving from primary school to high school can be a daunting experience for many children, but we are working with Sunshine Beach State High School to make this transition easier.

Recently a talented group of year 6 students were invited to join the Music Excellence program at Sunshine Beach SHS, one year before attending the school themselves.  They were selected into the Sunshine Beach SHS Junior Strings Ensemble which is a string ensemble of years 7, 8 and 9 students. With weekly rehearsals and many performances throughout the year, these students are keen to develop their talents.

Ms Cath Gilmore, our instrumental music teacher, reflects ‘It’s wonderful watching these strings students grow as musicians. They are very fortunate to be building their skills and to be challenged as musicians.'

This is a great opportunity for the younger students as it allows them to extend their musicianship by playing more advanced music in a supportive ensemble.  It also assists in a smooth transition to high school by developing relationships with students and staff.