Specialist Band Programme

 “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Victor Hugo

The Specialist Band Programme is a two-year scholarship offered to students entering Year 8. The programme offers exciting opportunities for young music to develop their talent, supported by expert teachers and instrumental tutors. Students selected in the Specialist Band Programme are the future performers and representatives for the College Concert Band, College Jazz Band and the various Senior Ensemble groups within the College.

Specialist Band Programme students receive :

1. An instrument for 2 years
2. Weekly group/individual lessons from qualified and experienced peripatetic tutors
3. Five periods of class instruction
4. Opportunities to perform publicly and in competition

Students are selected in Year 7 according to their interest, commitment, musical knowledge and ability. Student identified with the skills, aptitude and interest appropriate to the scholarship programme are invited to a practical workshop where more specific testing occurs and recipients are offered a placement.

Previous music experience is an advantage but not a requirement to be selected into this programme.

Contact Details:

For more information, contact:

Mr. Nick Allen – Head of the Visual and Performing Arts

Mr Sam Graham- Music Teacher:

Or call either the College Administration 9291 6500
or Anne Greenley in the Performing Arts Office on 9291 1535.

“Music is an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” Billy Joel