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Newtown State School Music Program
The Music Program at Newtown State School involves all students in weekly music lessons and also provides other musical opportunities for students.  
Mrs Trish Wilson is the Classroom Music Specialist and Music Program Co-ordinator.  All classes, including Prep, attend at least one 30-minute music lesson every week. In these lessons children learn about the elements of music: rhythm, pitch, harmony, style, form and dynamics. Lessons involve singing, playing instruments, listening to many different types of music, moving to music, playing musical games and learning to read and write music.  Students in Years 3, 4 and 5 learn to play the recorder. All students perform at events such as the annual School Concert, Music Count Us In Day and at special parades during the year.
Newtown has a school choir, which comprises of interested students from the upper school, commencing in Year 4. The choir performs at events throughout the year, such as Anzac Day, Sing Out, Choral Fanfare, TYME festival, Awards night, and Music Count Us In Day.
Newtown State School also offers an extensive Instrumental Music Program. Instrumental music lessons are available to students from the upper school, commencing in Year 4. Students learn brass, woodwind and percussion instruments with Mrs Annie Callaghan on Wednesday afternoons. When students have progressed to a suitable standard on their instrument, they are invited to join the school band.  The Newtown State School band performs at community events such as the Toowoomba Eisteddfod, TYME festival, Fanfare and also at many school events. Band rehearsals are held on Wednesday afternoons from 3.15 to 4.00pm.
Beginner guitar lessons are held on Tuesdays at lunchtime with Mrs Trish Wilson. Guitar students are required to have their own guitars.