Music is an integral part of Lilyfontein life and involves learners from Grade R right through to Grade 12 in a variety of forms.
Music lessons take place from Grade R- Grade 3 and learners sing, play marimbas and other percussion instruments appropriate to their age group.
INDIVIDUAL MUSIC TUITION
Grade 3 learners thinking of individual music can join a recorder group to learn basic notation and fingering. From Grade 4 upwards individual tuition is offered in piano and recorder by the staff and an outside teacher gives guitar lessons. This programme is much in demand! Individual vocal tuition is given to selected learners from Grade 6 upwards.
There is a Foundation Phase Marimba Band, a number of Intermediate Phase Marimba Bands and a High School Marimba Band. There are also Intermediate Phase and High School Steel Drum Bands. These are very popular and only limited by the number of instruments available!
There are both Foundation Phase and Intermediate Choirs which are growing in size and experience.
Lilyfontein also takes an active part in the musical life of East London schools, participating in the Port Rex Lions' Eisteddfod and in the annual ELSMA Festival. We provide performance opportunities for all the various groups at school functions and at a selection of special events. There is an annual Guitar Tea concert, a Piano and Vocal evening, and a new tradition of a Carol concert involving much of the Music Department, including teachers, at the end of the year.