The Band Program at Barrenjoey High is one of the best high school band programs on the Northern Beaches, providing an enriching musical experience in which students are keen to engage, and where parents and the School are 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 a professional conductor in collaboration with a School Liaison Teacher and an active parent Band Committee.
All Band members perform in our Concert Band; but depending on ability and demand, other ensembles may cater for students with an interest in jazz, big bands or busking.
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 Northern Beaches Music and Jazz Festivals. We may also workshop with other high school or professional ensembles. The quality of our Band program may be measured by the fact that twice in the last four years we have been invited to play in the prestigious Gala Performance at the conclusion of the Northern Beaches Music Festival.
Our annual Tour is a highlight for Band, and the teachers and parents who accompany us. Wonderful music is performed with host schools and at community venues, 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.
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