Students studying a musical instrument are required to participate in an ensemble if a position is available. Ensembles are offered from beginner to advanced and offer a variety of styles.
The following Ensembles are available to join.
Year 5 Ensemble
The Year 5 Instrumental Music program is a feature of the College. All students in Year 5 have an opportunity to learn a woodwind, brass, percussion, orchestral strings instrument or voice and participate in a Year 5 Ensemble.
Students studying woodwind, brass and percussion instruments can join a concert band that suits their ability level. There are currently 5 concert bands from beginner to advanced. Concert Band 1 is the senior band. Concert Band 2, Concert Band 3, Concert Band 4 and the Year 5 Band are the others. Students are required to audition for a place in these bands.
Jazz Big Bands
Students studying saxophone, trumpet, trombone and rhythm section instruments can join the Big Bands which play a variety of swing, rock and Latin styles. There are currently three Big Bands from beginner to advanced. Big Band 1, Big Band 2 and Big Band 3 (Primary Big Band) are these bands.
Students studying acoustic guitar and electric bass guitar can audition for a position in the guitar orchestras. There are currently 2 orchestras which perform classical, Latin and contemporary music.
Students studying orchestral stringed instruments can audition for a position in the following groups: Senior String Orchestra, Intermediate String Orchestra, Full Orchestra, Fellowship of the String and Year 5 String Orchestra.
Click on the files below to download your instrument’s audition requirements.
Students wishing to prepare for CB2 or CB1 will need to audition in the first week of School.
Voice checks for Choir will also be held in the first week of school. See Mr Anders or Mr Young to arrange times.