Funding Announcement is Music to Our Ears


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 today.


Members for Pine Rivers and Kallangur, Mr Seath Holswich and Mr Trevor Ruthenberg said the additional funding would benefit instrumental programs at four local schools.


Mr Holswich said “The additional funding will help cater for the move of Year 7 into secondary school in 2015 and ensure students have access to the instruments and expertise they need,”


“There is some fantastic talent at our High Schools and I look forward to continuing to see local students excel in the instrumental program”


“I highly recommend that you embrace any chance you get to attend a musical performance at either Bray Park or Pine Rivers High – they are really enjoyable”


“This additional funding will help students to develop their music skills across a range of instruments earlier and help schools to maintain quality bands” he said


Mr Ruthenberg said “I have been to some fantastic musicals at both Dakabin State High and Murrumba State Secondary College.”

“Our local schools have recently represented the Moreton Bay Region in the Queensland Government’s  Fanfare program and put on a spectacular show of instrumental music.” he said

“The Queensland Government will employ an additional 16.7 fulltime equivalent instrumental music teachers across Queensland.”