Ensembles

Ensemble and band rehearsals commence in Week 2 of Term 1.  You will be contacted closer to the date with day/room and time details.

Ensemble and band options are listed below, click each one for more info:

REPS Band

Performance Band, entry by audition only

Rock Band, entry by audition only

Guitar Ensemble

String Ensemble

Recorder Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble


Auditions

It is not a competition between students, but rather a marker for students to work through, that reflects the amount of practice students are doing at home.

The auditions requirements will be given out to students in week 2 of term 4, applications for auditions must be in by the end of week 5 and auditions will start in week 7.  The audition requirements for 2018 are as follow:

  • Orchestral Instruments, Bass Guitar and Keyboards:
    • Concert B flat scale
    • Concert E flat scale
    • Any single octave chromatic scale (not for Bass Guitar)
    • Excerpt from a current band piece (Band Master will specify the section)
    • Sight reading
    • Own choice (short piece, 1 min max)
  • Percussion:
    • Scales as above on the glockenspiel or the xylophone
    • Drum kit
    • Sight reading on both drum and glockenspiel
    • Excerpt from a current band piece (Band Master will specify the section)
    • Own choice (short piece, 1 min max)

Cost and Commitment

To find out more, click here.


Uniform

Members of any ensemble in the music program are expected to wear full school uniform for public performances.  Students are loaned a “music” shirt when needed for specific performances.  These need to be returned to the Music Program washed and pressed.

Parents will need to supply: black pants, black socks, black shoes, yellow hair ties, ribbons (etc.) for long hair (long hair must be tied back).

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