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Commencement Band Invitation to Year 5 – RSVP ASAP!

A Junior Student playing the trumpet

Your son is invited to join the Commencement Band. The Commencement Band is an ensemble for students in Year 5, who wish to start learning an instrument and to play in a large ensemble. 

There are many benefits associated with learning a musical instrument. These include increasing memory, concentration, social skills, team building, friendship, mathematical skills, stress relief, time management, coordination, perseverance and reading skills.

What Instruments May My Son Choose?

Instruments which may be included in this type of ensemble are: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, euphonium, tuba, acoustic double or electric bass and mallet percussion.

The video below outlines some of these benefits.

>>> Click here to view the video.

>> Click here to view students talking about why they love learning music.

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will be on Wednesday afternoons from 3:05pm-4pm. 

Students are encouraged to eventually have private music lessons on their instrument, but this is not required for participation in the Commencement Band program. A modest fee will be charged for the hire of an instrument.

Students are expected to commit to the Commencement Band for one year.


Places in the band are limited, and will be accepted on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. Please follow the link below to give permission for your son to join the Commencement Band.

>>> Click here to view and complete the permission slip for your son to join the Commencement Band.


Mr Dan Williams

Head of Bands