Primary Concert Band


Primary Concert Band 

PCB - Primary Concert Band 2022

Inside UC High School Kaleen, Baldwin Drive Kaleen

Stop in first section of carpark and follow signs to Instrumental Music Program

2023 applications now closed

Must audition on instrument you play in your IMP class

Audition Requirements for PCB 2023

Here are the requirements for Year 5 students at online auditions in Term 4 Week 9. You will be asked to play:

· Two scales and arpeggios - These are different for each instrument. Scale and arpeggio sheets will be emailed to each applicant    upon receipt of application. They will also be posted on the IMP website by the end of Term 3.

· Two pieces from your copy of Sound Innovations

Woodwind and brass players must prepare pieces #81 and #115.

Percussionists must prepare piece #76 on snare drum (practice pad) and piece #81 on bells.

Note for percussionists: In #76, the notes in bars 13, 14 and 15 that have been written for cymbal are to be played on the rim of your snare drum (practice pad).

· One short sight-reading piece

This will be music that you have never seen before. It will not be given to you until your audition.

Please talk with your IMP teacher if you have any questions.

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.

Conductors 2022

Susan Ford, Rachel Allen, Jane Rayner, Carly Brown

General Information

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). As this is an extension of the IMP class students are required to audition on their IMP class instrument not others that they learn outside of the program. Following these auditions 60 ~ 80 students are offered positions.

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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