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Band

 

The Band Program is coordinated by the school. It provides opportunities for students in Years 3-6 to play an instrument in a band. There are Beginner, Junior, Intermediate, Concert and Stage Bands and a Recorder Group. Practices are held before and after school. This is a user-pays program. Our bands cater for complete beginners to highly accomplished performers with 4 Concert Bands and a Stage (Jazz) Band. Band Conductors and Tutors are professional musicians with a wealth of performance and music education experience.

For up to date Band News, please read the weekly school newsletter.

The Virtual Band Project

The Virtual Band Project was an idea formulated by Wahroonga Public School as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cessation of band rehearsals and face-to-face tutorials during early 2020. With well over 200 students from Year 1-6 involved in the Band Program, tutorials went online and the Virtual Band Project commenced, encouraging students from Year 3-6 to learn then record their part from home listening to a 'click-track' through headphones to maintain a steady tempo (speed). As restrictions eased and socially-distanced tutorials were able to resume at school, some students chose to record their part at school. The resultant project is over 80 students coming together virtually, to showcase Barrie Gott's 'A Minor Journey', music can bring people together even during a global pandemic.

Band Enrolment:

For information on how to enrol in Band, please contact Kate Spencer at kate.spencer14@det.nsw.edu.au

2020 Band Rehearsal Times

Monday
Before School:

Junior Band, Water Street Band Room (WSBR) at 7.50am for an 8am start.

Intermediate Band - Burns Road Band Room (BRBR) at 7.50am for an 8am start.

Also - Years 3 and 4 Band Tutorials during the day.

Recorder Groups 8.15am - 8.45am AND 8.45am - 9.15am.

Tuesday
Before School:

Concert Band in BRBR at 7.50am for 8am start.

Wednesday
Before School:

Beginner Band in BRBR at 7.50am for 8am start

Junior Band in WSBR at 7.50am for 8am start

Recorder Groups 8.15am - 8.45am AND 8.45am - 9.15am

After School:

Stage Band in BRBR at 3.30pm - 4.30pm.

Also - Years 5 & 6 Band Tutorials during the day.

Thursday
Before School:

Intermediate Band in WSBR at 7.50am for 8am start.

Concert Band in BRBR at 7.50am for 8am start.

Recorder Groups 8.15am - 8.45am AND 8.45am - 9.15am

Friday
Before School:

Beginner Band in BRBR at 7.50am for 8am start.

Recorder Groups 8.15am - 8.45am AND 8.45am - 9.15am

Band Commencement Dates:

Term 1:   Junior, Intermediate and Concert Bands commence in Week 3. All tutorials commence Week 3.
Beginner Band rehearsals and tutorials commence Week 3.
Recorder commences Week 4. All rehearsals and tutorials run until the Autumn school holidays.

Term 2:  All rehearsals and tutorials commence on first day of term and run until the Winter school holidays.

Term 3:  All rehearsals and tutorials commence on first day of term and run until the Spring school holidays.

Term 4:  All rehearsals and tutorials commence on first day of term. 

Last week of tutorials is Week 8.  Some make-up lessons may be scheduled for Week 9. 

ALL HIRED INSTRUMENTS MUST BE RETURNED BY FRIDAY WEEK 9.

2020 Newsletters

See "Band News Bush Telegraph" tab.