East Victoria Park Primary School has a long and proud history of making music. Whilst singing has always been a significant part of the school’s history and activities, music gained greater prominence under the direction of bandmaster Mr Sam Maher who directed the first school brass band in 1961. Today, music is an essential part of school life and culture, with all students being involved in music education activities. Furthermore, around 100 students are involved in our extra-curricular performing groups making it a large, dynamic and enjoyable program. Our music graduates span half a century and include musicians, educators, lawyers, business professionals, teachers and more.
Our program is varied and includes weekly class music sessions, instrumental tuition and choral programs. Our 80 plus strong Vocal Ensemble perform regularly at the Massed Choir Festival run each year and local community events such as the Victoria Park RSL Anzac Day Eve Service and the Town of Victoria Park’s Moreton Bay Fig Festival. They will also be making their debut on the Crown Theatre stage performing in the WA Government Schools Make Music Festival in 2016.
Through involvement in music, our students become critical thinkers and advanced problem solvers who develop essential communication and social skills.
Em Burrows Music Specialist
Julie Brewer Vocal Ensemble Director