School Band

Educational Intent

The School Band provides students with an opportunity to develop their instrumental skills in a large ensemble setting and gain experience following a conductor. Students improve their ability to read music and build on their understanding of chord charts used in popular music. It also allows students to apply their knowledge of Music Theory and demonstrates the roles of how different individuals fit within an ensemble. The School Band has the opportunity to perform at assemblies and school events.


Age Group

Students in Year 4, 5 & 6 are welcome to audition for School Band.


Selection Criteria

Students in Years 4, 5 & 6 can audition for School Band. Students are asked to play a short piece they have prepared, often what they are working on in their instrumental lesson. Students need to be able to read music or chord charts. They will also be given a simple piece of music or a chord progression to sight read. Students who show they can read music, play in time and collaborate in an ensemble will be selected.


Contact Person

Please contact Miss Wood if you have any queries.



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