Year 7

In Year 7 Music students learn to play and develop performance skills on a variety of Concert Band instruments including: Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone and Pitched Percussion.

Students are introduced to music theory concepts such as Rhythm, Pitch, Metre, Intervals and Scales- helping to develop basic music literacy and aid performance skills. Students also analyse the role of music in film and use compositional devices to create a short film and musical soundtrack.

Areas of Study:

Instrumental Practice:

Students learn to play brass and woodwind instruments of the Concert Band. Weekly sectional rehearsals are held in class by a team of classroom music teachers. The culmination of which is a monthly, in-class large ensemble performance.

Theory and Aural studies

Students undertake weekly theory and aural training classes where they develop music literacy skills by studying concepts such as Pitch, Rhythm, Metre, Intervals and Scales. Students engage various iPads applications and aural training software to enhance their theoretical understanding and aural awareness.

Film Music

Students study excerpts from various contemporary films, analysing the function of the music and devices used by composers to create character and enhance the film experience.

Curriculum Strands

  • Explore and express ideas
  • Music practices
  • Present and perform
  • Respond and interpret


  • Theory: Grade 1
  • Practical: Concert Band
  • Film Scoring Task