Instrumental lessons and ensembles
In addition to classroom music, students can choose to take instrumental lessons. These weekly lessons can either be taught individually or in a group. Lessons are rotated so that students do not miss the same class each week.
Specialist teachers are employed to take sessional lessons in the full range of instruments: Brass, Percussion, Woodwind, Voice and Guitar. We have a wide range of instruments for hire or trial. These include: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, euphonium, tuba, percussion, electric and acoustic guitar.
Our instrumental program is ensemble based. All students who learn an instrument participate in one large band: Junior Band or Symphonic Band. Entry to these bands is based on competence and number of years of experience. Students are also encouraged to be in one of our many Ensembles: Flute Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Lower Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble or Choir. Band rehearsal is held either before or after school.
All ensembles and bands perform at a wide variety of events including: festivals, competitions, joint workshops with other school bands and community activities.