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    Premier
    The Honourable Campbell Newman
    Minister for Education, Training and Employment
    The Honourable John-Paul Langbroek

    Young musicians receive boost from school music program

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier
    The Honourable Campbell Newman

    Minister for Education, Training and Employment
    The Honourable John-Paul Langbroek

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Young musicians receive boost from school music program

    State school students will have access to new music instruments and more music teachers after the Queensland Government announced more than $2.46 million in funding for secondary school music education.

    Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the additional funding was an important part of the government’s plan to ensure a strong education system.

    “The Queensland instrumental program is a highly-regarded and valued component of Queensland state schooling and we are committed to giving all students access to the instruments and expertise they need,” Mr Newman said.

    “We’re also investing an additional $1 million into schools with existing secondary instrumental music programs to cater for the move of Year 7 into secondary schools in 2015.”

    (**A list of schools with existing secondary music programs is below**)

    Mr Langbroek said the $1 million would enable 226 state schools with secondary music programs to buy more instruments and equipment for student use.

    “As well as this, we will employ an additional 16.7 fulltime equivalent instrumental music teachers across Queensland,” Mr Langbroek said.

    “The funding will help students to develop their music skills across a range of instruments earlier and help schools to maintain quality bands.

    “As music education has progressed in schools, it has become widely accepted that students need three years of woodwind, brass and percussion development in primary school to form quality bands.

    “From 2015, Year 4 students will be able to study woodwind, brass and percussion instruments at school for the first time, a year earlier than the current Year 5 starting point.

    “For quality string orchestras, four years of tuition is generally required, so the current starting age for students studying strings will remain at Year 3.”

    Member for Murrumba Reg Gulley said he was delighted that North Lakes State College would benefit from the additional funding.

    “North Lakes State College has three choirs and a strong instrumental music program that involves 209 students,” Mr Gulley said.

    “I look forward to continuing to see North Lakes State College students excel in the instrumental program.”

    Mr Langbroek encouraged Queenslanders to attend the Fanfare state festival of state school bands and orchestras which will be held from 6 to 8 August at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

    [ENDS] 23 July 2014

    Media contact:           Premier’s Office 3719 7000   

    Minister Langbroek – Danita Goodwin 0439 886 652

    A list of schools with existing secondary music programs is below.

    Central Queensland region 

    1. Barcaldine Prep-12 State School
    2. Biggenden State School
    3. Biloela State High School
    4. Blackall State School
    5. Blackwater State High School
    6. Burnett State College
    7. Capella State High School
    8. Clermont State High School
    9. Dysart State High School
    10. Emerald State High School
    11. Gladstone State High School
    12. Glenmore State High School
    13. Longreach State High School
    14. Mackay North State High School
    15. Mackay Northern Beaches State High School
    16. Mackay State High School
    17. Middlemount Community School
    18. Mirani State High School
    19. Monto State High School
    20. Moranbah State High School
    21. Moura State High School
    22. Mundubbera State School
    23. North Rockhampton State High School
    24. Pioneer State High School
    25. Rockhampton State High School
    26. Sarina State High School
    27. Tannum Sands State High School
    28. Theodore State School
    29. Toolooa State High School
    30. Yeppoon State High School

    Darling Downs South West region 

    1. Allora P-10 State School
    2. Bell State School
    3. Centenary Heights State High School
    4. Charleville School of Distance Education
    5. Charleville State High School
    6. Chinchilla State High School
    7. Clifton State High School
    8. Crow's Nest State School
    9. Dalby State High School
    10. Dirranbandi P-10 State School
    11. Goondiwindi State High School
    12. Harristown State High School
    13. Inglewood State School
    14. Injune P-10 State School
    15. Killarney P-10 State School
    16. Kingaroy State High School
    17. Laidley State High School
    18. Lockyer District State High School
    19. Miles State High School
    20. Millmerran State School
    21. Mitchell State School
    22. Murgon State High School
    23. Nanango State High School
    24. Oakey State High School
    25. Pittsworth State High School
    26. Quilpie State College
    27. Roma State College
    28. St George State High School
    29. Stanthorpe State High School
    30. Surat State School
    31. Tara Shire State College
    32. Toogoolawah State High School
    33. Toowoomba State High School (Mount Lofty campus)
    34. Toowoomba State High School (Wilsonton campus)
    35. Wallumbilla State School
    36. Warwick State High School

    Far North Queensland region 

    1. Atherton State High School
    2. Babinda State School
    3. Bentley Park College
    4. Cairns School of Distance Education
    5. Cairns State High School
    6. Cooktown State School
    7. Dimbulah State School
    8. Gordonvale State High School
    9. Herberton State School
    10. Innisfail State College
    11. Kuranda District State College
    12. Malanda State High School
    13. Mareeba State High School
    14. Mossman State High School
    15. Ravenshoe State School
    16. Redlynch State College
    17. Smithfield State High School
    18. Tagai State College
    19. Trinity Bay State High School
    20. Tully State High School
    21. Woree State High School

    Metropolitan region

    1. Albany Creek State High School
    2. Aspley State High School
    3. Aviation High
    4. Balmoral State High School
    5. Bracken Ridge State High School
    6. Bremer State High School
    7. Brisbane Bayside State College
    8. Brisbane State High School
    9. Bundamba State Secondary College
    10. Calamvale Community College
    11. Cavendish Road State High School
    12. Centenary State High School
    13. Coorparoo Secondary College
    14. Corinda State High School
    15. Craigslea State High School
    16. Earnshaw State College
    17. Everton Park State High School
    18. Ferny Grove State High School
    19. Forest Lake State High School
    20. Glenala State High School
    21. Holland Park State High School
    22. Indooroopilly State High School
    23. Ipswich State High School
    24. Kedron State High School
    25. Kelvin Grove State College
    26. Kenmore State High School
    27. Lowood State High School
    28. MacGregor State High School
    29. Mansfield State High School
    30. Mitchelton State High School
    31. Mount Gravatt State High School
    32. Redbank Plains State High School
    33. Rochedale State High School
    34. Rosewood State High School
    35. Runcorn State High School
    36. Sandgate District State High School
    37. Springfield Central State High School
    38. Stretton State College
    39. Sunnybank State High School
    40. The Gap State High School
    41. Wavell State High School
    42. Whites Hill State College
    43. Woodcrest State College
    44. Wynnum State High School
    45. Yeronga State High School

    North Coast region 

    1. Aldridge State High School
    2. Beerwah State High School
    3. Bray Park State High School
    4. Bribie Island State High School
    5. Bundaberg North State High School
    6. Bundaberg State High School
    7. Burnside State High School
    8. Caboolture State High School
    9. Caloundra State High School
    10. Chancellor State College
    11. Clontarf Beach State High School
    12. Coolum State High School
    13. Dakabin State High School
    14. Deception Bay State High School
    15. Gin Gin State High School
    16. Gympie State High School
    17. Hervey Bay State High School
    18. Isis District State High School
    19. James Nash State High School
    20. Kawana Waters State College
    21. Kepnock State High School
    22. Kilcoy State High School
    23. Maleny State High School
    24. Maroochydore State High School
    25. Mary Valley State College
    26. Maryborough State High School
    27. Meridan State College
    28. Morayfield State High School
    29. Mountain Creek State High School
    30. Murrumba State Secondary College
    31. Nambour State High School
    32. Narangba Valley State High School
    33. Noosa District State High School
    34. North Lakes State College
    35. Pine Rivers State High School
    36. Redcliffe State High School
    37. Rosedale State School
    38. Sunshine Beach State High School
    39. Tin Can Bay State School
    40. Tullawong State High School
    41. Urangan State High School
    42. Woodford State School

    North Queensland region 

    1. Ayr State High School
    2. Bowen State High School
    3. Charters Towers State High School
    4. Cloncurry State School
    5. Ingham State High School
    6. Heatley Secondary College
    7. Home Hill State High School
    8. Kirwan State High School
    9. Mount Isa School of the Air
    10. Northern Beaches State High School
    11. Pimlico State High School
    12. Proserpine State High School
    13. Spinifex State College - Mount Isa Education and Training Precinct
    14. Thuringowa State High School
    15. Townsville State High School
    16. William Ross State High School

    South East region 

    1. Alexandra Hills State High School
    2. Beaudesert State High School
    3. Beenleigh State High School
    4. Benowa State High School
    5. Boonah State High School
    6. Browns Plains State High School
    7. Capalaba State College
    8. Cleveland District State High School
    9. Coombabah State High School
    10. Elanora State High School
    11. Flagstone State Community College
    12. Helensvale State High School
    13. Keebra Park State High School
    14. Kingston College
    15. Loganlea State High School
    16. Mabel Park State High School
    17. Marsden State High School
    18. Merrimac State High School
    19. Miami State High School
    20. Nerang State High School
    21. Ormeau Woods State High School
    22. Pacific Pines State High School
    23. Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School
    24. Park Ridge State High School
    25. Pimpama State Secondary College
    26. Robina State High School
    27. Shailer Park State High School
    28. Southport State High School
    29. Springwood State High School
    30. Tamborine Mountain State High School
    31. Upper Coomera State College
    32. Varsity College
    33. Victoria Point State High School
    34. Wellington Point State High School
    35. Windaroo Valley State High School
    36. Woodridge State High School