Music

Music Tuition

Private guitar, piano and drum lessons are available to students within school time. 

Guitar is taught by John O'Dea, and Piano by Carey Wurst and Belinda Heness on site.

Drum lessons with a visiting tutor may be accessed off site.

More information is available from the front office or contacting the tutors directly.

Bi-Annual Musical Production

Our bi-annual (even years) Production is a highlight. In 2016 we celebrated 37 years of working with Mrs Judy Lewis OAM who works with us as Producer and Choreographer for our Productions. This is a major undertaking by all students, staff and parents to present a major musical/drama performance at the Jamestown Town Hall in Term 3.  All students are expected to participate and all practices are held during school time. Rehearsals culminate in a matinee performance and a Friday night performance. A lot of effort is put into choreography, singing, learning lines, acting the character, sets, props, make-up and costumes.  

Concerts

A Christmas or End-of-Year Concert is presented to our school community in the alternate (odd) years to the Production. Each class presents an item or two and there are some whole school items or songs. This concert is held in Term 4 at the school and has a relaxed family atmosphere.

The students also provide items for the CWL Social Afternoon which is held towards the end of Term 3. The CWL group invite other CWL members from nearby, they enjoy some entertainment by the children and follow on with their meeting and guest speaker. The concert consists of individual class items and whole school items. 

Choir

East of Ranges Choir: Senior students participate in a regional choir performance in the odd years, the years alternating with the Production. We join with other regional Primary schools to form the East of Ranges Choir. Combined rehearsals are held with the other schools, along with learning the songs for the programme in our own school Music lessons. This preparation is for the performance held in Keith Michell Theatre in Port Pirie. It is an amazing experience for students to perform on such a stage.

St James Choir: Students in Year 3-7 are able to join the voluntary choir, lessons are held within school time. The students rehearse a programme of songs for various community activities, including visiting the Jamestown Hospital and Belalie Lodge.

Parents and friends are welcome to attend all of our concerts and Production.