St Peter’s Anglican Primary School has an extensive Band Programme which is one of the highlights of our school. Over 100 children from Years 3 – 6 are members of our Band Programme. Junior Band rehearsals are held on Tuesday mornings, before school, and Senior Band rehearsals are held on a Monday, after school. Tuition is in tutorial groups, rotating throughout the school day. Our Senior Band usually plays at the School Assembly each fortnight with our Junior Band making an occasional guest appearance.
We also offer a Training Band programme for beginners. Students involved in the Training Band receive weekly tutelage from a member of our Music Staff and work towards progressing into Junior Band. The Training Band Programme gives students the opportunity to taste what learning an instrument involves before they progress and commit to joining a band.
Applications to join the Band Programme as well as our School’s Band brochure can be collected from the School Office. Participation in the Band programme is by invitation, after an application has been made. Spaces in the Band Programme are limited for those who decide to hire an instrument from the School as it depends on instrument availability. Group Tuition is offered for our Band members. The total cost of tuition per term is in the realm of what you might normally expect to pay for a single private tuition lesson per week. Charges are listed below for tuition (all Band members), care kits, reeds and instrument hire (for those who do not own their instrument only).
Current Charges (subject to change)
|Band Programme Tuition Fees (charged termly)||$55.00|
|Instrument Hire Fees (charged termly)||$45.00|
|Percussion Usage Fee (charged termly)||$20.00|
|Instrument Care Kits||$20.00|
|Alto Saxophone Reeds||$3.50|
|Bass Clarinet Reeds||$4.00|
|Tenor Saxophone Reeds||$4.00|