Instrumental Music Program
Summer Hill Public School has three orchestras and four bands. Participation in these ensembles are offered as extra curricular activities with all ensembles performing regularly at school functions. The school bands and orchestras also perform at community events and festivals.
Band and Orchestra rehearsals 2022
Stage Band - Tuesdays 3-4pm in Music Room
Symphony Orchestra - Wednesdays 8-9am in the hall
Chamber Orchestra - Wednesdays 8-9am in the Music Room
Concert Band - Wednesdays 3-4pm in the Hall
Senior Band - Thursdays 8-9am in the hall
Training Band - (starts 4th March) 8-9 am in the Hall
Training Orchestra - (starts 4th March) 8-9 am in the Library
Fee assistance for participation in the Music Program
Fee assistance, provided by the SHPS P&C, is available on a limited basis for interested students who may need assistance with funding to participate in the Ensemble Program. The school will provide fee assistance for one music student per year to cover payment of ensemble and instrument hire fees for the year. The assistance does not cover the costs of private tutoring. Ongoing assistance for the student will be reviewed on a yearly basis.
The Principal will determine which student will be provided with assistance. All information provided will be kept in the strictest confidence. To enquire, contact office staff, state your enquiry and make a time to meet with the Principal. Fee assistance must be requested by Week 6 of Term 1.
The focus of the Advanced Recorder Group is to build on the skills learned in Beginner Recorder, as well as learning the repertoire for the Festival of Instrumental Music at the Sydney Town Hall.
The Advanced Group is a recorder consort, which means we perform pieces written for descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders. Students in this group have the opportunity to develop their skills on a range of recorders.
Recorder Group will commence on Tuesday 15th February (week 4) at 8.15 am in the Music room. The focus of this group will be to learn the repertoire for the Festival of Instrumental Music at the Opera House in late August.
We are pleased to offer a Junior Recorder class for year 2 students only.
2022 classes are schedueled for Tuesday mornings (8.15-9.00am) and Friday afternoons (3.10-3.55pm).
Classes begin on Tuesday 15th February and on Friday 18th
Summer Hill Public School has 3 choirs.
Intermediate Choir (Year 3 & 4)
Senior Choir (Year 5 & 6)