Asquith Girls High School

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Music Ensemble Program

Music Ensemble Program

 

Asquith Boys and Asquith Girls High Schools have combined their extra-curricular music ensembles and now deliver an extensive music ensemble program, including both separate and co-ed ensembles. This collaborative venture significantly benefits student learning outcomes in music performance. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to maintain friendships they made in their primary school band programs, and make new friends in a structured learning environment. From a performance perspective, we have seen an improved balance of instrumentation and greater sense of team work between students in the different sections of the band. The Stage Bands, Choir and Vocal Ensembles from each school are not combined.

 

All bands and vocal ensembles will participate in a variety of activities and performances each year both within and outside of school. These include but are not limited to the NSW Band Festival, Combined Music Camp at Galston, The Port Macquarie Big Band Blast Stage Band Tour, Musicale, ABHS Community Day, MAD Night, Bandfest in Lake Macquarie, Presentation Day, Schools Spectacular, various community Spring Fair’s and multiple assembly performances. Parents and students will also be notified of additional extension music opportunities for gifted and talented students such as State Music Camp and ensemble auditions and programs offered through the Arts Unit NSW.

 

If you have any questions in regards to the Music Ensemble program, please contact Mrs Alex Manton in the AGHS Creative Arts Staffroom on 9477 6411 or alex.manton@det.nsw.edu.au

 

COMBINED ENSEMBLES 

ABHS & AGHS COMBINED CONCERT BAND

Tuesday morning at 7.15am – 8:30am in the Asquith Girls High School Hall.

This band is for students in years 7 to 9 with previous instrument/band experience.

You do not have to audition for this group.

Conducted by Mrs Alex Manton.

ABHS & AGHS COMBINED WIND ENSEMBLE                 

Friday morning at 7.15am – 8:30am in the Asquith Girls High School Hall.

This band is for experienced instrumentalists in years 9 to 12.

By audition only.

Conducted by Mrs Alex Manton.

SEPARATE ENSEMBLES

AGHS STAGE BAND                     

Monday morning at 7.30am – 8:30am in the Asquith Girls High School Hall

This band is for experienced instrumentalists in Years 7-12 who are either current members of the Concert Band or Wind Ensemble, or have had experience in jazz.

By audition only.

Directed by Mr Joe Manton

 

AGHS SENIOR VOCAL GROUP                

Wednesday morning at 7.30am – 8:30am in Music Room 1

This is a small group of vocalists with previous singing and/or ensemble experience.

By audition only.

Directed by Mrs Naomi Lewandoski

AGHS JUNIOR CHOIR                  

Thursday morning at 7.30am – 8:30am in Music Room 1

This is a choir for girls who are interested in singing and may or may not have had ensemble experience. You do not have to audition for this group.

Directed by Mrs Naomi Lewandoski