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In Junior School there are a number of opportunities for students of all abilities to participate in assorted bands and ensembles. Participating in a band allows students to learn new skills, encourages practise and gives students the confidence to play with other musicians. Being a band member also gives students the opportunity to socialise with like-minded peers across different Year Groups.
Bands perform at events such as Assembly, Lunchtime Concerts and the K-12 Music Showcase. Students are required to sit a placement audition so that they can be assigned to a band or ensemble appropriate to their level.
Open to students without any previous band experience or with minimum experience playing a wind, brass or percussion instrument.
Burrows Band gives students the confidence to play with other musicians and is the perfect introduction to rehearsing and performing as part of
a musical ensemble. Students will experience a range of repertoires and will be encouraged to practice. Rehearsals are once per week, before
For students who have some experience on a wind, brass or percussion instrument and have played in an ensemble. Sculthorpe Band provides students with the opportunity to experience a range of repertoires. Rehearsals are once per week, before school.
Junior Rock Band
Open to Years 3-6 students who have experience playing the following instruments: piano/ keyboard/synthesiser, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit/percussion and voice (lead vocals or backing vocals).
This contemporary ensemble encourages students to play for fun and in turn fine-tunes their musical ear, as they learn new repertoire. Rehearsals are once per week, before school.
Open to students who are confident and play a wind, brass or percussion instrument at a competent level.
The Morrison Band builds on prior ensemble skills and explores new repertoire and different styles of playing. Rehearsals are once per week, before school.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
For advanced woodwind, brass and percussion players. Entry by audition only and sight-reading is a prerequisite.
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble encourages advanced players to hone their skills and polish their performance. Rehearsals are once per week, before school.