Killarney Heights Bands

Killarney Heights Public School has an excellent band program. From Year 3 onwards students can become part of this outstanding program training with professional music teachers and performing in many different venues.

  • Training Band
  • Intermediate Band
  • Senior Band
  • Stage Band

Students in Senior and Stage Bands also have the opportunity to be part of a band tour travelling to parts of New South Wales and performing at schools, retirement homes and other venues.

Some of our students have gone on to perform in regional bands. The band program also gives students a great advantage in High School music programs.

Information for new and existing band members

Band Rehearsals 2015

Training Band:

Tuesday 3:05 - 4:05pm 

Thursday 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Conductor: Nic Jeffries

Intermediate Band:

Monday 1:00 – 1:45pm

Wednesday 3:05 – 4:05pm

Conductor: Nic Campbell)

Senior Band:

Tuesday 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Thursday3:05 – 4:05 pm

Conductor: Nic Jeffries

Stage Band:

Tuesday 7.45am-8.50am

Conductor: Nic Jeffries  (Selected students from Senior Band)

 

All rehearsals in the Performing Arts Space (PAS)

All students should now be having  lessons with a private tutor. Please refer to the Tutor List that has been issued, or contact Mrs Tickle on 9451 9547.

Instrument Hire 

Instruments can be hired from school. First year learners are given preference in the hiring of instruments.

Tuition Available

There is a list of music tutors many who give lessons at school in a variety of instruments for students participating in any of the school bands. Students generally have a half hour lesson once a week in addition to their weekly group rehearsals.

Private and group lessons are generally held before and after school and in some cases at lunchtime.

Enrolments

Enrolment usually occurs at the beginning of each school year however information and forms are usually sent to prospective parents in Term 4.

Band Fees

Band is an extra-curricular activity, for which the school does not receive funding to operate.  Therefore belonging to the band holds a financial commitment and all members are expected to pay the below fees by Week 5 of term one.  Please note that the below fees are yearly payments which is different from previous years.

$470 per year – Band fee (this includes rehearsals, performances & music)

Extra fees are charged for the following:

  • $80 per year – Percussion/Keyboard usage fee
  • $250 per year – Instrument hire and service fee
  • $100 per year – stage band
  • $75 per year – second instrument hire
  • Band Tour (Senior & Stage band only - costs determined each year)