Cherrybrook Public School

Enhancing Learning since 1971

Telephone02 9481 8575

Emailcherrybrok-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Band Program

Welcome to the Cherrybrook Public School Band Program.

Music is very important at Cherrybrook Public School. Each child learns music in class once a week. The school also has three choirs, a recorder ensemble, string ensemble and four bands.

The Training Band is made up of students in Years 3 - 6 that begin learning their instrument at the beginning of Term 1. The first year of the Band program for Training Band students focuses on learning the fundamentals of playing an instrument and encouraging a love of music. The Training Band rehearse once a week, and compete in up to three competitions each year.

The Intermediate Band is made up of students in Years 3 - 6 that are normally in their second year of playing. Students that only began learning their instrument at the end of the previous year, i.e. Term 4 of the last year, and who have made such progress can be invited to skip the Training Band and go straight to the Intermediate Band. The Intermediate Band rehearse once a week, and compete in at least two competitions each year.

The Concert Band is the only auditioned band in the program, but it is open to any student from Years 4 - 6. The Concert Band rehearse twice a week and are the main performance band for the school. They have many performances throughout the year, both at school events and within the local community. They compete in at least three competitions each year.

The Big Band, also known as a Stage or Jazz Band, is only for students who are in the Concert Band. It is also by invitation only. The Big Band rehearse once a week. They have selected performances throughout the year, both at school events and within the local community.

For further details about the Band Program, please come along to our Information Night in September. Further details are available in the School Newsletter. 

For more information on other music opportunities within the school, please contact the music teachers via the School Front Office. 

Please find attached a copy of the presentation that was delivered at the Band Information Evening. If you have any questions, please email the band committee at cherrybrookpublicschoolband@gmail.com.  Further updates will be provided in the days and weeks ahead.

If you wish to join the band, please complete the online band application form which collects all the information needed to enrol your child into the band program.

The link to the application form is: https://forms.gle/prT2rygQAHth5o6K6

We look forward to a great year of wonderful music! 

Band Information Evening (pdf 795 KB)

Handbook (pdf 403 KB)

Band Calendar 2021