Wideview Public School

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Music Groups

Music Groups

Wideview Public School has a strong music program that supports and further develops musical proficiency for those who want to learn an instrument outside the classroom.

We offer Concert Band, Training Band, Recorder and Percussion Groups. Over 90 children within the school are involved in these extra-curricular programs. Each of these groups have many exciting performance opportunities throughout the year including community events, eisteddfods and evening performing at the Sydney Opera House!


Training Band
Our Training Band is great for students who are starting to learn a new instrument. Not only do students develop skills in their new instrument, they learn how to read and play as part of an ensemble under the guidance of our conductor. It’s always fun to play in a band!

Training Band will begin in Term 2.
Students are required to have their own tutors for their chosen instrument.
Training Band is better suited to students from Years 3-6.

                    

Concert Band
Our Senior Band, which is more challenging and allows for greater musical growth, further develops students’ proficiency in their chosen instrument. They perform at school assemblies, community events and local school music events.

Senior band rehearses Thursday morning before school.
Students are required to have their own tutors for their chosen instrument.
Senior Band is better suited to students from Years 3-6.

Pippi Eisner and Malcolm Harpur are our Band Directors. 

Recorder
Children at our school have the opportunity to learn recorder from Year 1 to Year 6. Children in the advanced groups have the chance to perform at the Opera House and move to the larger recorders such as treble, tenor and bass. They are taught to read music from an early stage which prepares them if they wish to move to a band instrument from Year 3.

Mrs Merrilee McNaught is our Recorder Director.

 
Percussion
Wideview School has a very successful Percussion Ensemble where the children learn to read and play rhythms on a variety of African hand drums.

Children from Years 3 to 6 are welcome to join this group.

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