Latest News at Instrumental Music Program

Bands at Floriade

Posted on 06 Sep 2019

Our 4 concert bands will again be performing at Floriade

Date - Saturday 21/9

Location - Stage 88

Performance times

PCBM - arrive 9.10am, play from 9.30am - 10.00am

PCBT -  arrive 9.40am, play from 10.00am - 10.30am

JCB - arrive 10.10am, play from 10.30am - 11.00am

SCB - arrive 10.40am, play from 11.00am - 11.30am

SCB and others still there need to remain for a bit longer to pack up and return gear to vans

Limelight Gala Showcase

Posted on 25 Jul 2019


Limelight Tickets on Sale August 1

Tickets are on sale through Ticketek from August 1. You can book tickets online through their website at the following link

Direct links (2nd one is for use on mobiles)

Cost - $30 Adult

$20 Junior/ Child – school aged children (P-12)

$25 Concession – pensioner/full time uni student

$85 Family (4) – 2 adult & 2 juniors

$25 pp (Group of 10+) – get together and form a group of parents!

What school/group is performing on what night

Toronto and Canberra choir concert

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

Toronto Children's Chorus and IMP Primary and Senior Choirs - connect through song

ACT Primary Concert Choir and ACT Senior Concert Choir of the ACT Instrumental Music Program will be performing a joint concert with Toronto Children's Chorus at Canberra Girls Grammar School at 7.00pm on Monday 22nd July. Families and friends are invited to attend the concert, along with the general public. Tickets must be purchased prior to the concert by using the following link:

Winter Winds

Posted on 20 May 2019

Winter Winds 2019

Winter Winds tickets now on sale

Concert is on Thursday  June 13 at Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music from 6.30pm - all 7 IMP extension bands and choirs are performing. Performers do not need a ticket.

Bands and choirs start up days

Posted on 04 Feb 2019

When do bands and choirs start rehearsals in 2019?

Here are the dates and times for groups in 2019

SCC - Senior Concert Choir - Monday 18/2 - 4.30-5.30pm

JCB - Junior Concert Band - Tuesday 19/2 - 6.30 - 8.30pm

SCB - Senior Concert Band -  Wednesday 20/2 - 7.30 - 9.30pm

PCC - Primary Concert Choir -  Thursday 21/2 - 4.30 - 5.30pm

PCBM - Primary Concert Band Monday - Monday 4/3 - 6.30 - 8.00pm

PCBT - Primary Concert Band Thursday - Thursday 7/3 - 6.30 - 8.00pm

SJB - Senior Jazz Band -  Info issued through SCB

IMP closed over summer holidays

Posted on 19 Dec 2018

IMP office closed over Summer Holidays

The IMP office will be closed from Monday December 24 until Tuesday January 29 inclusive.

We will be undertaking PL on Wednesday 30/1 - Friday  1/2 inclusive so the office may not be staffed at this time- call 6142 0477 before dropping in.

Teach at IMP in 2019

Posted on 23 Nov 2018

Two 12 month/temporary positions available at IMP for 2019
The IMP has one full time and one part time (40%) position available for 2019 - details on Jobs ACT at this link -,-several


Floriade performances

Posted on 06 Sep 2018

Floriade flower

IMP Bands at Floriade

PCBT, PCBM, JCB & SCB will be performing on Sunday September 23 at Floriade - notes have been issued and are on classrooms.

PCBT - arrive by 10.00am, play from 10.15-10.40am

PCBM - arrive by 10.20am, play from 10.45-11.10am

JCB - arrive by 10.45am, play from 11.15-11.40am

SCB - arrive by 11.15am, play from 11.45-12.10pm then pack up

Limelight tickets

Posted on 30 Jul 2018

Limelight theme 2018 - Our Land Limelight tickets on sale Wednesday August 1, Performances Thursday August 30 & Friday August 31

Tickets are on sale through Ticketek from August 1 .You can book tickets online through their website at the following link

Direct links (2nd one is for use on mobiles)

Cost -    $30 Adult

$20 Junior/ Child – school aged children (P-12)

$25 Concession – pensioner/full time uni student

$85 Family (4) – 2 adult & 2 juniors

$25 pp (Group of 10+) – get together and form a group of parents!

PCC,  SCC and SCB are on both nights, Flute Ensemble in foyer Friday 31/8 and Percussion Ensemble also performing on stage Friday 31/8.

Japan tour raffle results

Posted on 15 Jun 2018

Here are the results of the SCB Japan tour raffle

1st prize - ticket 2868 - D Costa

2nd prize - ticket 4520 - M Philipse

3rd prize - ticket  1616 - J Chan

4th prize - ticket  0692 - I Lowe

5th prize - ticket 4958 - D Batho

6th prize - ticket 1592 - K Cordina

7th prize - ticket 2794 - McConville

8th prize - ticket 3217 - R Riches

9th prize - ticket - 3127 - J Nguyen

10th prize - ticket 2170 - P Sparrow

11th prize - ticket 3790 - D Wang

12th prize - ticket  2834 - M Killen

JCB performs at Raiders game

Posted on 19 Mar 2018

JCB at Raiders
JCB - Junior Concert Band performed at the Canberra Raiders first home game of 2018. The Raiders have invited school bands to perform at their games throughout 2018 and the Junior Concert Band kicked off the season.

SCB horn player gets top ATAR in ACT

Posted on 13 Dec 2017

SCB Horn

Congratulations Claire

Claire - SCB horn player received equal top ATAR - 99.95

Very proud of how you mix music, study and many other opportunities in your life - congratulations from IMP staff and fellow band members.

Audition results

Posted on 13 Dec 2017

Audition results

Audition results for all 2018 ensembles have been sent to email provided upon application - SCB, JCB, Percussion, PCC, SCC, PCBM & PCBT. If you have not received your results please contact the IMP on 61420477 - in school hours or email

New IMP phone Number

Posted on 07 Dec 2017

IMP new phone number

New IMP phone number

The Instrumental Music Program (IMP) has a new phone number - 6142 0477.

This will be current from December 16, 2017.

There will no longer be a fax number/service.

Office closed from Dec 16

Posted on 04 Dec 2017

IMP office closed over school holidays The IMP office is closed over the school holidays - staff will return to the office on Thursday February 1, 2018. If you need to make contact please send an email.

Band Picnic - Sunday November 26

Posted on 17 Nov 2017

Band Picnic - Ice Cream Sunday

Sunday November 26, 3.30-5.30pm  2017 Band Picnic




JCB tour return

Posted on 20 Oct 2017

JCB tour bus


JCB tour GROUP DELAYED - NOT BACK AT IMP UNTIL ABOUT 7.30PM - today Friday October 20.

Canberra Nara Candle Festival

Posted on 17 Oct 2017

SCB performance at Canberra Nara Candle Festival - Saturday October 28

Join ACT Senior Concert Band at the Canberra Nara Candle Festival on Saturday October 28 for a performance at the start of the festival at 4.00 - 4.20pm. NEW TIME!!!! EARLIER!!!!!!!!

Floraide coming up

Posted on 18 Sep 2017

IMP at Floriade IMP Bands - PCBM, PCBT, JCB & SCB will be playing at Floriade Sunday October 15.
Join us at the Regatta Point stage (NOT Stage 88)to hear PCBM at 10.15, PCBT at 10.45, JCB at 11.15 & SCB at 11.45, finishing at 12.15 - for you to enjoy the final day of Floriade.

Jazz Band performance

Posted on 02 May 2017

Jazz Band Performance

The first SJB - Senior Jazz Band - performance for 2017 - Global Classroom Opening Ceremony was held in April at UCSSC Lake Ginninderra. Students from around the world had gathered to experience a range of Canberra educational and tourism experiences and SJB was delighted to perform at the official opening.


Posted on 02 May 2017


SCB performed at the Annual Woden RSL ANZAC Service for Schools - April 2017 - this included singers for the anthems as well as the Last Post and solemn music for the wreath laying ceremony. We are pleased to continue this annual tradition of musical support for this important service.

SCB - first concert for 2017

Posted on 02 May 2017

SCB at Belconnen Arts Centre

SCB performed a range of pieces - originals for band, themes from musicals as well as a selection of toe tapping popular tunes. This was also the debut conducting concert with SCB for Claire Leske - she is a former SCB student herself and has now moved into the driver's seat as joint conductor of SCB in 2017.