Primary Concert Band


Primary Concert Band 2021

Rehearsals for Primary Concert Band 2021 will commence on Monday February 15.

Rehearsals are each Monday during the school term (not on public holidays).

Each rehearsal runs from 6.30pm until 8pm.

Please arrive a few minutes early to set up instruments, get music ready and move to seat.

Parents - please make sure you are here to collect at 8pm promptly.

Unfortunately we cannot allow parents to wait in the foyer again in 2021.

Conductors 2021

Susan Ford, Rachel Allen, Jane Rayner, Carly Brown

The ACT Primary Concert Band  exists solely to provide extension for students who are members of IMPACT Year 6 Band Classes in schools associated with the Program.They are not community bands in the sense that membership is not open to all students from all primary schools.They were established to have a specific purpose as teaching bands to complement the work being done by IMPACT staff in schools. On that basis they are both directed and administered voluntarily by IMPACT staff.

Students are selected by audition in the previous year for membership - a balanced band is selected  from the range of participating schools.

The auditions for membership are a two-part process.In the first instance IMPACT staff will invite students to apply for audition.These students will be those who have shown more rapid development than other students in their Band Class AND who have demonstrated behaviour and practice habits which indicate their readiness to move into a larger band situation. Students who accept that invitation are auditioned by IMPACT staff, with one IMPACT staff member listening to all of the instruments of a specific type (e.g. all of the trumpets, or all of the clarinets). Following these auditions 60 ~ 80 students are offered positions.

other” PCB is not an option.

Unfortunately almost as many students are not offered positions. This is often accompanied by disappointment, but as musicians it will be just the first time that they are unsuccessful at audition - as has happened to all of the IMPACT staff at some stage or other. It does not mean that they are “no good”, but that of the 100s of others who auditioned on the day some were more successful. Hopefully they will be more determined to audition for the Junior Concert Band at the end of Year 6.

Chosen from - IMP schools for IMP students only on their IMP issued instrument

Queries - IMP on 02 61420477

Please talk to your IMP teacher if you have any questions or contact imp@imp.act.edu.au

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