Throughout the year, our bands participate in many events and receive valuable performance experience. Outlined below are some of our annual events however we are always looking for more performance opportunities throughout the year.
Scheduled in Term 1, Music Mania is an afternoon of intensive band rehearsals as well as tutorials where students receive instrument specific learning from a specialised tutor and ends with a parent concert. This event is designed to fast track the learning process and allow the new year’s bands a chance to get some additional practice together. Music Mania is run in combination with the Strings Program.
Scheduled in Term 2, Music Camp is often the highlight of the year. Held at Camp Kedron in Ingleside, all band and strings students attend. Our older students in Intermediate and Concert Band will attend a 2 day camp and stay overnight. Younger Training Band students will attend 2 days however will return via bus after the first day and will not stay overnight. All campers will attend rehearsals with their band and participate in specialised tutorial groups. In addition to this, bands can work on collaborative projects with the Strings program and also enjoy activities such as rock climbing and archery.
Northern Beaches Instrumental Festival (NBIF)
All bands participate in the NBIF in Term 2. This is a performance opportunity where each band will perform alongside like bands from other schools in a scheduled timeslot. An expert will critique each band and give constructive criticism to help improve. Parents/carers/ family are all welcome to attend.
Northern Beaches Instrumental Festival
Our students are able to perform at various school performances such as assemblies or special days like Book Week and Open Day.
Book Week Open Day
School Christmas Concert
The FPS School Christmas Concert in Term 4 is run by the P&C in combination with the Band Committee, Strings Committee, School Choir and other school groups. This is a whole school event and gives each band an opportunity to perform.