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Rangeville State School has a proud and rich history in music, with specialist itinerant teachers in the instrumental areas of brass, woodwind, strings and percussion, and a school based specialist music teacher responsible for delivering the class music programs and running the choral program.

In classroom music, students learn about the elements of music including duration (rhythm and tempo), dynamics, form, pitch (melody and harmony), and timbre (sound texture and quality). They use these elements to compose, improvise, perform, conduct and respond to their own and others’ work. They develop specialised listening skills which they use to respond to music and learn forms of notation to record and communicate music and musical ideas. Students are exposed to multiple and culturally diverse practices of music, learning about both Australian and international music. Learning takes place in an environment where the focus is on the voice however instruments are also incorporated into classroom activities. All students from Years 3 to 6 have the opportunity to participate in the performance of a musical each year. Students from Prep to Year 2 also have the opportunity to take part in a concert during Term 4.
 
Rangeville has a very strong choral tradition with Rangeville Voices being drawn from the Year 5 and 6 cohorts. The Year 4 choir is a voluntary choir where commitment and co-operation are the only requirements. 
 
Instrumental lessons begin for strings in Year Four, and for woodwind, brass and percussion in Year Five. Students are invited to become part of an ensemble as soon as they reach an appropriate standard of proficiency. The ensembles at Rangeville Steate School include a stage band, concert band and string orchestra and each ensemble rehearses before school from 7.45 am.
 
All our ensembles and choirs perform and compete regularly in a wide range of events including Fanfare, the Toowoomba Eisteddfod, Sing Out, String Out, in addition to performing at school assemblies and special ceremonies and events.