Term 2- Band Business

7th June, 2021

Can you believe we are already over halfway through this term? What an exciting term it has been so far!

Our Training Bands are settling in nicely. They are expanding their knowledge by working on some of the more challenging tunes from their book & are creating pleasing sounds together. In fact, they are progressing so well, we have issued them their first ‘Band Chart’, “Mickey Mouse March” (Parents & Grandparents, feel free to sing along!). The Concert Band have started new songs that we are preparing for some exciting performances later this year. The main piece we are working on is the appropriately titled piece, ‘Drums of Corona’!

Toongabbie PS Training Band is excited about band!

Last term we also announced the Band Captains for 2021. A band captain must display a range of qualities: They must be a good leader and role model to their peers. They are respectful to the teachers and musicians alike. They also participate to the best of their ability in all aspects of their learning including- tutorials, band, and performances. This year’s school band captains are:

All Saint Grammar- Merae & Sophia

Canterbury PS- Hervey & Joanna 

Cecil Hills PS- Leondre & Evelyn 

Dundas PS- Diivyan, Annie & Claire

Lynwood Park PS- Kaden & Ebony 

Oatlands PS- Daniel & Jason

Band Captains 2021

Parramatta North PS- Ishaan & Vera

Parramatta PS- Sonith & Aditi Arjun

Putney PS- Micah, Harry & Annika

Rydalmere PS- Rishabh & Angel 

Seven Hills North PS- Manveer & Sophie

Shelley PS- Jackson & Arianne 

St Brigid’s PS- Luke,  Ava & Jenna 

St Columba’s PS- Leo & Charlotte 

St Hurmizd PS- Zaia & Seraphina 

Toongabbie PS- Chloe & Rebecca 

Vardy’s Rd PS- Aaron & Tayla 

Anzac Day Performances

We would like to recognise the incredible efforts of our Concert Band students who took part in Anzac Day ceremonies. For some of these children, it was their first performance for the year (or possibly ever). Performance is a vital part of our program & we are pleased to report that everyone did extraordinarily well. We are very proud of everyone’s work and effort. It will be exciting to see the bands perform at some more official events in the future.

Band Spotlight

The Toongabbie Public School concert band had the opportunity to perform at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Every member of the school band showed their commitment to, and pride in the band by learning their parts, attending rehearsals with a great attitude (including the extra rehearsal on the holidays!) and conducting themselves in a matter fitting of representatives of the school.  It was an incredible day and we are sure the memories will last a lifetime.

Toongabbie PS at the Easter Show

At SBA we want to give the kids as many opportunities as possible to perform and present the work they have been doing. Dundas Public School has started having the band perform at all its assemblies. This is a great initiative, and we hope to see more schools utilising the band in their community events to play the National Anthem, school song, or any other pieces they might be working on.

Dundas PS hard at work


We are looking forward to all the opportunities that the coming weeks and next term bring. To get more regular updates we encourage you to follow us on our social media sites. @schoolbandsaustralia


Thank you,

School Band Australia


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