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Concert band

​Maddie participating in music camp 2012

Concert Band incorporates Brass, Woodwind and Percussion groups.

Students take part in both instrument lessons and band /ensemble rehearsals.  Lessons are conducted in class times, but often rehearsals are out of school hours.

Concert Band program

BEGINNERS MUSIC CAMP: For all new instrumental Music students. 2 days at the end of Week 1, Term 1.

INTERMEDIATE MUSIC CAMP:  For Year 6 band students and and Year 5 string students. Criteria relate to practice records and ensemble attendance. 2 days in Term 3.

ADVANCED MUSIC CAMP: For Year 6 band students and Year 6 string students by assessment. 5 days in Term 2.

Ensemble Rehearsal Times

Junior Concert Band

(Year 4 Band students)​


7.15 am

Rhonda Haringcaspel

Community Hall​

Senior Concert Band

(Year 5 & 6 Band students)​


7.15 am

Rhonda Haringcaspel

Community Hall​

Percussion Ensemble

(Year 5 & 6 Percussion students)​


10:40 am

Sue Berti

Community Hall​


 Instrument Staff


​Instrument Teacher​ Day​
Brass​ Rhonda Haringcaspel Tuesday and Thursday 
Woodwind​ Rhonda Haringcaspel​

Tuesday and Thursday

Strings​ Helen Ballard


Percussion​ Sue Berti Tuesday


Process of Selection (Brass, Woodwind, Percussion)

  1. A test of musical ability is given to all students in Year 4 in October, Children are listed in order of merit and a cut-off point is established.
  2. A demonstration of all Brass, Woodwind, Percussion and Lower Strings instruments is given by senior music students in the school.
  3. The classroom teacher’s knowledge of the student is sought for suitability of student to be involved in the program.
  4. Instrumental Music specialists conduct practical test of the short listed students.
  5. Final lists of successful students are collated with the preferences of each student.
  6. Parents are notified.
  7. The parents/guardians of the selected students are invited to a meeting to gain first hand knowledge of the program from the Music Staff. 
  8. Parental and student commitment is gained. Instruments are allocated by the beginning of the following year. In February of the following year classes commence.
Beginning students are expected to attend a Beginners Music Camp held for all beginning students in the Ferny Grove Cluster.  There is a nominal fee associated with this camp.
Students in an Instrumental Music Program at another school, when transferred to this school, will be given a high priority for placement in the program, subject to a satisfactory audition and satisfactory report from the Instrumental Music Instructor, the class teacher and the availability of a position. ​

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