GPCC

Bands

"Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord." - Ephesians 5:19

Students at GPCC have the opportunity to be part of the vibrant College Concert Band, Junior Band, or Welcome Band, depending on their year level and experience. The Band performs several times a year at the College, at various locations on the Central Coast and at larger band festivals and events.

Learning an instrument increases memory and co-ordination, teaches perseverance, improves maths, reading and comprehension skills, creates responsibility, improves listening and social skills, nurtures self expression, and provides the student with an exposure to culture. 

Please click on the tabs below to find out more information about each of the bands. 

WELCOME BAND

Who is it for?
Primary students in Years 3 and above.

Is experience required?
No. The Welcome Band is a first-steps beginner band and is for students who have no experience of learning an instrument - all are welcome. It is a fun way to be part of a team, play in a band, and learn an instrument at the same time. 

What instrument do I use? 
You are welcome to bring an instrument from home, buy your own instrument, or hire one from the College (see further information about Instrument Hire below).

When are Rehearsals? 
Students will get 30 min rehearsals once a week during class time.

Full band rehearsals will run each Tuesday lunchtime from 12:50pm-1:40pm (students will be given time to eat early so they won't go hungry). 

What are the Fees? 
$236 per term (includes rehearsal, group lesson and book).

JUNIOR BAND

Who is it for?
The  Junior Band is for students in Years 3 and above, who have experience with playing an musical instrument. 

Is experience required? 
Yes. To be part of the Junior Band you must already have experience playing the instrument, but can be still 'in-training'.

What instrument do I use? 
You are welcome to bring an instrument from home, buy your own instrument, or hire one from the College (see further information about Instrument Hire below).

When are Rehearsals? 
Rehearsals are held each Tuesday morning at 7:45 am. 

Full band rehearsals will run each Tuesday lunchtime from 12:50pm-1:40pm (students will be given time to eat early so they won't go hungry). 

What are the Fees? 
$77 per term

COLLEGE CONCERT BAND

Who is it for?
The College Concert Band is for students in Secondary School. 

Is experience required?  
Yes. This band is the premiere ensemble for our top musicians, performing at major school events as well as exciting public performances. Students in the College Concert Band should be familiar with their instrument of choice and already know how to play.

What instrument do I use? 
You are welcome to bring an instrument from home, buy your own instrument, or hire one from the College (see further information about Instrument Hire below).

When are Rehearsals?  
Rehearsals are held each Friday morning at 7:45 am. 

Students will also receive 30 min instrumental group lessons (2-5 students) on a weekly basis, during class time. 

Full band rehearsals will run each Tuesday lunchtime from 12:50pm-1:40pm (students will be given time to eat early so they won't go hungry). 

What are the Fees?  
$87.50 per term.

Instrument Hire

We have a range of instruments available for hire (subject to availability), which are paid for per term. The College is responsible for general maintenance of instruments. In the case of a lost or damaged instrument, students are expected to cover the cost of a replacement. A small fee of $68 per term is invoiced by the College.

Signing Up

If you would like to enrol for or enquire about joining a band, please complete the Enquiry Form by using the 'Enquire Now' button below.