Morawa District High School Brass Band
Morawa District High School Brass Band, the only Public School Brass Band in Western Australia, has a long and proud history spanning over fifty years.
The Brass and Percussion Music Program commences for students in Year 5 and continues through to Year 12. Two ensembles, a Senior Brass Band (Years 6-12) and a Junior Brass Band (Years 5-8), allows both experienced and novice music students to enjoy learning at a level that challenges them. The Senior Band rehearse once per week after school and the Junior Band once per week during school hours.
Instrumental and Ensemble Music for Brass and Percussion is a practical course where instrumental musicianship skills are developed through weekly small group instrumental music lessons. The Brass Instrumental Course provides for the six year levels from Year 5 – 10 and is taught from beginners. Years 11 and 12 students enrol in the PIMS course for WACE credit. Brass instruments that students can choose to play are cornet, tenor horn, baritone, euphonium, trombone and tuba. Percussion includes drum kit, timpani and hand-held percussion instruments.
The Ensemble component of the course is covered through compulsory participation and performance with the Junior and/or Senior Brass Band.
The Junior Brass Band performs at Primary School assemblies.
The Senior Brass Band performs both at School events at Open Night and assemblies and in the community at WABA State Band Championships in Perth, ANZAC Day ceremonies in Morawa and Perenjori, Mingenew Expo, WA College of Agriculture Morawa Open Day and at surrounding Primary Schools.
A combined Morawa DHS Brass Band includes younger Morawa DHS students and brass students from Mingenew Primary School for their first major performance to play at the Geraldton Bands Spectacular.
For further information on the Morawa DHS Brass and Percussion Program please contact the school office on 9971 2500.
Morawa District High School Class Music Program
We have a fantastic class music program at Morawa DHS.
All students participate in classroom music from Pre-Primary to Year 8. These classes include singing, learning instruments like ukuleles, keyboards, guitars and drums, music theory, composition, technology, dancing and games.
Primary choir performs at assemblies, Open Night, Presentation Day and various community events. This is optional for students in Years 3 – 7 and rehearses every Thursday morning.
Guitar is available to selected students from Years 4 – 10. These students receive one lesson each week in small groups on a rotating timetable. Guitar students perform at various school events such as school assemblies and Open Night.
Pop Band is an option for Year 9 and 10 students. This class runs once a week and allows students to develop their skills on guitar, vocals, keyboard, bass or drums. Students also study music composition and enter their songs in competitions such as Triple J’s Unearthed High. Pop Band performs regularly for other classes, as well as at Lunchtime Concerts, assemblies, Open Night and various community events such as the 2019 Morawa NAIDOC Celebration.
Music Performance Ensemble
Music Performance Ensemble (a SCSA Endorsed Program) is an option for Year 11 and 12 students to continue their music study in upper school. Talented music students have the opportunity to develop their performance and ensemble skills to a high level. Students are required to perform at school and public events such as Lunchtime Concerts, assemblies, Open Night, Presentation Day and a promotional tour of surrounding primary schools. The completion of one Music Performance Ensemble program equals one unit towards their WACE.
For further information on the Morawa DHS Class Music Program please contact the school office on 9971 2500.