Instrumental Music at Fairhills High School is an integral part of the curriculum.
It is a compulsory subject within the Year 7 curriculum and optional from Year 8 through to Year 12.
Students have the opportunity of learning a wide variety of instruments through their participation in the Instrumental Music Program. Students are offered the choice of learning flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, trumpet, trombone, percussion/drum kit, guitar and voice.
When participating in the program, students become involved in one of the various bands, choirs or ensembles appropriate to their level of ability which aims to further develop their technical and reading skills by the attendance of regular lunchtime rehearsals. Opportunities are given to students to perform at various concerts throughout the year, including Discovery Night, Awards Night, Parent Nights, as well as becoming involved in regional events.
Lessons are given in small groups by specialist qualified instrumental teachers and as students’ progress, lessons tend to become individually based. For lower levels lessons are taught on a rotating basis during half a period each week, but for VCE students lessons are taught during the student’s free periods where possible.
The school also provides concert band instruments for hire to allow easy accessibility to music education.