The Symphonic Wind Ensemble - Band is an accredited program of the Masters International Institute - School of Music.

MUSIC LESSONS
Music Lessons are available in group classes or private tuition format.  All students learn theory, instrumental technical skills, singing, rhythm training and solo and group performance skills. Students also sing and perform in the Australian Children’s Chorus & Choric Theatre as part of their musical training. They are also well trained for music exams accredited and recognised by the Masters International Institute School of Music.  All our registered MII teachers are highly qualified and experienced complete with WWCC & NCC (compliance checks). See Timetable & Child Safe Policy

LESSON REQUIREMENTS

  • Instrument (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone)
  • Music stand, texts, pencil and rubber.​ 


MUSIC EXAMS
All students have access to music exams as part of their training. Awards are granted to successful candidates at the end of term concerts.​ ​​​


CONCERTS
All students perform in concerts held at the end of every term. This might include solo performances, smaller groups, orchestra and chorus.


BAND PROGRAM

Open to students from Primary Year 4 - Secondary Yr 12


BEGINNERS 

  • At this early stage students are introduced to the basics of their instrument.  
  • Special focus is given to posture hand and finger placement. 
  • Other focus includes music theory, solo performance and learning to play together as a section. 
  • ​Students are prepared for concerts and encouraged all along the way. 
  • Students also learn to sing in the Australian Children’s Chorus & Choric Theatre as part of their musical training.  ​


LEVEL 

  • ​​Open to those who have completed the beginner class
  • Special emphasis is placed on ensuring technique remains correct. 
  • Focus is on intonation, rhythm, playing as a group (unison and part playing) as well as stylistic interpretation as it applies for all pieces learned at this stage.​ 
  • An Introduction to Rhythm Training and Aural Development is provided by trained specialist teachers along with Elementary Musicianship skills. 
  • Students continue their training in the Australian Children’s Chorus & Choric Theatre as part of their overall musical training.


LEVEL 2 

  • More stylistic interpretation as it applies for pieces learned at this stage of development.  
  • Special emphasis is placed on ensuring technique is well developed, and that it is correct and clear; a good tone is the most desirable aspect of this level. 
  • Intermediate Rhythm Training and Aural Development are given along with a deeper focus on Intermediate Musicianship skills. 
  • The children also continue their training in the Australian Children’s Chorus & Choric Theatre as part of their overall musical training


Our LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: "GAIN 

All our students gain from their experience in this program: It is embedded into our culture of learning and growing

​The ACO Leadership Program assists students to:


  • Gain a deeper understanding of yourself as a leader
  • Gain a higher level of confidence to negotiate leadership challenges
  • Gain a clearer understanding of how to motivate and inspire
  • Gain knowledge and skills to influence and persuade others to achieve set targets
  • Gain skills that drive sustainable and continuous improvement
  • Gain from a mentorship
  • Gain empowerment to effectively engage with others in making a meaningful difference
  • Gain Creative Leadership Skills that  take you from possibilities to innovative solutions


Gain is a leadership development program using music-making as a metaphor to explore universal leadership issues. Using the unique resources of the ACO orchestra and other groups participants experience firsthand the role of leadership in an ensemble setting and and learn how this can directly translate to any leadership challenge.

GAIN Workshops also include:

  • Leading a Highly Talented Team
  • Creating & Adjusting Alignment
  • Smoothing the Way for Organisational Change
  • Leading from Within
  • Continuous Improvement


Australian Children's Orchestra & Chorus

Sympnonic Wind Ensemble - BAND