Students are invited to join the band in Year 3 and 4, or even beyond. During Term 4, the bands will perform a concert for years 2 and 3 and the instruments will be demonstrated. Your child will then have the opportunity to hear the instruments being played and make a first, second and third choice of instrument. The band directors will allocate an instrument to students based on their preferences, their physical ability and balancing the overall needs of the band’s composition.
Students may select to play one of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, euphonium, French horn, oboe, trumpet, trombone, bass guitar, keyboard players or percussion.
WHY JOIN – THE BENEFITS
There are many proven benefits to a student’s personal development in playing in a band other than learning to play an instrument. Not only can it help develop cooperation, responsibility, commitment and team spirit, it can also lead to increased maturity, self-discipline, concentration, focus and improved listening skills. Importantly, it can also increase self-confidence and self-esteem and help develop positive peer relationships with other band members.