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Music is an integral part of learning at Faith Lutheran College’s Tanunda Lutheran School Campus.

The recently introduced band program has been a ‘hit’ with students in Years 3 to 6. A variety of musical instruments and talents come together on a Monday afternoon in an opportunity that offers both a Band and Choral program. Lead by Music Teacher, Mrs Mel Crawford from the College’s Middle & Senior Campus, 28 students have embraced the opportunity to learn new instruments and play together with their peers in a unique ‘Hub’ mode of delivery that student’s enjoy participating in.

Junior School Principal Mr Darren Stevenson said “We are so thrilled to be able to offer these opportunities for our students to follow their passions and immerse themselves into this unique music program. We are very grateful to the incredible teachers from the senior campus who are providing our primary school children with opportunities to access a program not usually found within a primary school. As one College, so many doors have been opened for our students that allow us to access specialist staff and resources once only a dream for a primary school”.

Violins, trumpets and trombones are just some of the instruments students have been practising in the lead up to their first performance next term.

On Wednesday afternoons, voice is the instrument of choice as over 40 students come together for Junior Choir. Held in the Harvest Centre and coordinated by parent volunteer Mrs Natasha Steinert and teacher Mrs Mel Crawford, students learn new techniques and songs to perform together. The energy, passion and enthusiasm is evident amongst students as they practise songs such as ‘Alive in Us’ and ‘Let the Whole Earth Sing’ for their first performance at the College’s Junior School Easter Service on April 11. The Choir has the Balaklava Eisteddfod in August set firmly in their sight as an opportunity to perform with other schools in the junior category of the celebrated music competition.