King’s offers students a huge range of opportunities in music, dance and drama, both in and outside the classroom.
King's students perform at campus and community events throughout the year (including our Easter Arts Festival, Carnival Day and Christmas Concerts). They excel in Eisteddfods and shine in King's many musical showcases, dramatic productions and dance recitals.
But it’s not all about star turns. King's goal is to expose students to a wide variety of performance forms and styles, to nurture a love and appreciation of the arts and to develop confidence and creativity.
- All Year 1-6 students enjoy a weekly specialist music program (twice weekly at our Pimpama campus).
- In Years 3 and 4, all students participate in an instrumental program (brass, woodwind, strings and percussion).
- Movement and dance classes form part of King's PE program.
- School drama/musical production every second year, alternating with a Performing Arts Showcase. Our goal in staging these events is to involve as many students as possible, using a wide range of artistic media to encourage the development of students' talents.
- Mezzo Strings Orchestra for primary strings musicians
- Junior Concert Band (for brass, woodwind and percussion musicians)
- Lower Primary and Upper Primary Choirs compete in Eisteddfods and perform at many school and community events
- Instrumental music lessons (brass, woodwind, strings, percussion, piano, voice and guitar)
- Dance and cheer lessons
- Year 7 and 8 students study Performance (a combination of dance and drama skills/knowledge) and Music as part of the curriculum.
- Drama, Dance and Music electives are available to students from Year 9 onwards.
- Students participate in excursions and workshops to broaden their skills and understanding (eg theatre trips, drumming workshops, puppetry skills).
Each year there is a major high school production, alternating annually between a musical and a stage play. Productions are carefully selected to support the Christian ethos of the College.
Performing arts productions are designed to engage as many students and facets of performance as possible. Drama, dance, song, music, light and sound, props, makeup, costumes, PR and advertising, hospitality and refreshments and fund-raising sponsorship all converge to produce a memorable event. As you would expect, the Drama, Dance and Music departments are major contributors to any production. However, activity and support go beyond to the Industrial Design, Food Technology and other areas of the school.
Students are involved in as many facets of the production as possible. Not only is it a time to develop and showcase talent, it is a wonderful opportunity to work together for a common cause, thereby developing an appreciation of personal traits necessary for teamwork.
Other extra-curricular opportunities include:
- King's Souldiers - improvisation, choreography, writing and performance group
- King’s String Orchestra
- Vivace Concert Band
- Sax Kings Saxophone Ensemble
- Brass Ensemble
- Flute Salad Ensemble
- High School Choir - singing rock and contemporary classics
- Dance and cheer lessons
- Opportunities to busk and perform at events such as King’s Easter Arts Festival and Carnival Day
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