Combined Practices At regular and scheduled intervals during the year a number of band classes from up to 6 separate schools are brought together to rehearse at a central venue. IMPACT staff consider that combined practices are a vital aspect of the music education process that provides performance opportunities and expands the already broad range of experiences that we offer. Combined practices are not optional for schools.
Each combined starts at 10.00am sharp and ends at 12.20pm (for your bus drivers!) You need to bring - instruments, all music, stands, percussion - snare, bass and cymbal as well as auxiliary too! There will be a "recess" break. Make sure all equipment has your school's name on it please.
Year 6 Band Classes
Year 6 students will have tutorials on their instruments at some stage during term 1. This is to assist the transition to Saxophones and French Horns into band classes as well as to provide some instrument specific help. Combined Practices in Term 2 will be arranged between neighbouring pairs of schools by IMPACT staff at a mutualy suitable time.
In Term 4 the Year 6 Combined Practices will be associated with preparation for BANDSTRAVAGANZA. Please see the specific page about this under "Events" on the home page.
Year 5 bands also participate in Combined Practices in Terms 2 & 4.
Term 2 = week 6 and Term 4 = week 4. In term 3 they will arrange paired rehearsals in Week 5.
Year 6 bands also participate in Combined Practices.
Term 2 = week 4. In term 3 they will arrange paired rehearsals in Week 3.
Term 4 combineds are the day before their Bandstravaganza night performance.