Music

MUSIC

Music is an integral, enjoyable and rewarding part of the Orana Catholic Primary School community. We are proud to offer a vibrant and inclusive music program to our students where we strive for teamwork and excellence within our ensembles.

The students engage in a comprehensive classroom music program from Pre Primary to Year 6. Music skills taught include: Singing, Playing, Listening, Reading and Writing, Responding, Creating and Improvising.

Our students have participated in the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival, Children Sing Festival and the WA Classical Guitar Festival. As well as these, we perform at many other events throughout the year.

Over the last 5 years, Orana has won numerous awards at the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival including three top awards. This festival is five weeks long and incorporates all facets of the performing arts and involves over 20,000 students from Catholic primary and high schools.

Students have the opportunity to learn a number of instruments at Orana.

Students experience the excitement of performing in a group ensemble with the School Concert Band Programme and Classical Guitar Ensemble on offer. Any student is eligible to join the School Band or Guitar Ensemble once they have met a minimum standard on their instrument. Vocal students are expected to be involved in the school choir.

Students are tutored by highly qualified instrumental teachers who bring a wealth of experience and talent to Orana. Lessons are conducted throughout the week during school hours (before school or lunch time lessons may be available on request). Instrument hire is also available from the school for all Brass and Woodwind instruments. Students learning guitar or drums require their own instrument.

A number of Orana musicians are successful every year in gaining music scholarships to Catholic, Independent and sought after public high schools.

School Choir

Orana offers students the opportunity to participate in the school choirs. We currently offer a Senior Choir (Year 4-6) and Junior Choir (Year 2 and 3)