ASPIRE Concert Band

Aspire Concert Band

Who is it for?

The Aspire Concert Band is a Diocesan ensemble for students in Years 5-12. It is suitable for students who can at least play at a 1st grade (AMEB) level as well students of more advance ability, 4th grade (AMEB) and above. The ensemble is not suitable for beginner students.

Instruments include: Flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, euphonium, tuba, mallet/auxiliary percussion and drum kit. The band is not suitable for string or piano players.

Students must know how to read traditional music notation.

The concert band will be playing a variety of repertoire including traditional concert band music, music from television and film, rock and pop music and music specifically composed for concert bands. There will be performances and events the concert band be part of.

When are rehearsals?

There will be 3 rehearsal per term (total of 11 hours per term):

2 regional rehearsals- (North, Lakes, Upper Hunter OR Manning)

1 whole day rehearsal at St Pius X High School Adamstown

Regional Rehearsal:

You will be able to attend rehearsals at your closest school- St Pius X High School Adamstown, St Paul’s Catholic College Booragul, St Catherine’s Catholic College Singleton or St Clare’s High School Taree.

These rehearsals will be after school hours, 4-6.30pm and will only involve the students from that area.

Whole Day Rehearsal:

Once per term, held at St Pius X High School Adamstown. All students are to attend this rehearsal.

 

 

Term 3

Term 4

 

Monday

4-6.30pm

Wednesday

4-6.30pm

Monday  

4-6.30pm 

Wednesday 

4-6.30pm 

Week 1

 

 

10/10

CENTRAL:

St Pius X

High School Adamstown

 

Week 2

 

 

 

19/10

MANNING:

St Clare’s

High School

Taree

Week 3

 

 

24/10

LAKES:

St Paul’s Catholic College

Booragul

 

Week 4

 

 

 

2/11

UPPER HUNTER:

St Catherine’s Catholic College Singleton

Week 5

 

 

7/11

CENTRAL:

St Pius X

High School Adamstown

 

Week 6

 

25/8  *THURSDAY

WHOLE DAY REHEARSAL:

St Pius X

High School Adamstown

9.30am- 3.30pm

 

16/11

MANNING:

St Clare’s

High School

Taree

 

Week 7

29/8

CENTRAL:

St Pius X

High School Adamstown

 

21/11

LAKES:

St Paul’s Catholic College

Booragul

23/11

UPPER HUNTER:

St Catherine’s Catholic College Singleton

Week 8

 

7/9

MANNING:

St Clare’s

High School

Taree

 

28/11

WHOLE DAY REHEARSAL:

St Pius X

High School Adamstown

9.30am- 3.30pm

 

Week 9

12/9

LAKES:

St Paul’s Catholic College

Booragul

14/9

UPPER HUNTER:

St Catherine’s Catholic College Singleton

 

 

 

How much does it cost?

The fee will be $50 for 2022 (financial support available). Students will receive a Aspire T-shirt. Sheet music will be provided.

REGISTRATION

ASPIRE CONCERT BAND REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE

*You will have to use your student login details (the details you use for school) when submitting your entry. Other email addresses will not work.

Contact jessica.lopez@mn.catholic.edu.au for more information.