The Band Program at Barrenjoey High aims to develop an enriching experience in which students are keen to engage and eager to remain and where parents and the school will be proud to claim ownership of a lively and successful music program, linking the school to the community and its feeder schools.
The Band Program is led by professional conductors in collaboration with a School Liaison Teacher and an active parent Band Committee.
Four different ensembles cater for a wide range of tastes, abilities and experiences:
- Concert Band, in which all our band members perform;
- Stage (Jazz) Band;
- Jazz Combo and the
- Barefoot Buskers.
We perform externally at community events such as Anzac Day, Avalon Tattoo and Avalon Market Day; support school functions such as assemblies, talent nights and information evenings; and showcase our talents at major external events such as the Pittwater Music and Jazz Festivals.
Touring is a highlight for the members, the conductors, teachers and parents who accompany tours. Fabulous music is performed with host schools, and together with the travel involved, the tour provides a fun and rewarding experience, helping to forge supportive friendships between band members across all years.
All new band members initially commence in the Concert Band and may, at any time, audition to join the Stage Band. The Jazz Combo is formed by invitation. Any member of the Concert Band may join the Barefoot Buskers.
We have quality intermediate and semi-professional instruments available for hire to any Band member.
If you wish to register your interest in joining Band or if you have any questions about fees or instruments please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website www.barrenjoeyband.wordpress.com