A compulsory Instrumental Program (IP) begins in Year 3, and all students learn a musical instrument until the end of Year 6, when it becomes an optional activity. Students learning instruments have a huge range of performance opportunities with school ensembles, including Concert Bands, Stage Bands, String Orchestras, Klezmer Bands and Chamber Music Ensembles.
The Instrumental Program (IP) provides group lessons for all Years 3-5 students delivered by a team of professional musicians and instrumental tutors. Group classes are given on the following instruments:
|Alto Saxophone||Trumpet |
|Euphonium ||Violin |
|Cello||Orchestral Percussion |
|Bass Clarinet||Tenor Saxophone|
|Baritone Saxophone||French Horn |
In Years 7 and 8, students, who decide to continue in the Instrumental Program, can choose to undertake group voice and/or guitar tuition, or continue with their initial instrument. This new initiative has proved quite popular with students.
As part of the Instrumental Program, all students are provided with a musical instrument at no cost. Parents are required to pay a bond for the instrument, which is refunded upon its return. Parents must complete the Musical Instrument Loan (Bond) Agreement upon the commencement of tuition within the Instrumental Program. The 2011 Musical Instrument Loan (Bond) Agreement can be downloaded here.