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 and St Clare’s High School Taree.

These rehearsals will be after school hours, 4.00 pm - 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 1 

Week 

Monday 4-6.30pm 

Wednesday 4-6.30pm 

Holidays 

Holidays 

Pupil free day or first day back 

 

6/2 

CENTRAL: 

St Pius X High School 

Adamstown 

8/2 

MANNING: 

St Clare’s High School 

Taree 

13/2 

LAKES: 

St Paul’s Catholic College 

Booragul 

15/2 

UPPER HUNTER: 

St Catherine’s Catholic College 

Singleton 

 

 

27/2 

LAKES: 

St Paul’s Catholic College 

Booragul 

1/3 

UPPER HUNTER: 

St Catherine’s Catholic College 

Singleton 

 

 

13/3 

CENTRAL: 

St Pius X High School 

Adamstown 

15/3 

MANNING: 

St Clare’s High School 

Taree 

 

 

10 

 

29/3 

WHOLE DAY REHEARSAL: 

St Pius X High School 

Adamstown 

9.30-3pm 

11 

 

 

 

TERM 2 

Week 

Monday 4-6.30pm 

Wednesday 4-6.30pm 

 

26/4 

UPPER HUNTER: 

St Catherine’s Catholic College 

Singleton 

1/5 

LAKES: 

St Paul’s Catholic College 

Booragul 

 

8/5 

CENTRAL: 

St Pius X High School 

Adamstown 

 

 

17/5 

MANNING: 

St Clare’s High School 

Taree 

22/5 

CENTRAL: 

St Pius X High School 

Adamstown 

 

29/5 

LAKES: 

St Paul’s Catholic College 

Booragul 

 

 

 

 

14/6 

UPPER HUNTER: 

St Catherine’s Catholic College 

Singleton 

 

21/6 

MANNING: 

St Clare’s High School 

Taree 

10 

26/6 

WHOLE DAY REHEARSAL: 

St Pius X High School 

Adamstown 

9.30-3pm 

 

 

 

 

How much does it cost?

The is no change to be involved in the Concert Band.  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.