ABOUT BHPS BAND
Balgowlah Heights Public School has four bands:
Junior/training Band - for our novice players
Senior Band - is our developing Band
Concert Band - made up of the children who have become the
Stage Band - by invitation only.
The Band Program is run by a committee of volunteers and
professional conductors supported by the school. It is an
extra-curricular activity funded by the band parents/families.
Each band has its own conductor and rehearses twice a week. Students are also required to attend a private music lesson on their instrument, and to practice regularly at home.
Children involved in the program benefit greatly by developing musically, learning good listening skills, experiencing teamwork, self-discipline and a growth in self-confidence. Research shows that children who learn a musical instrument from an early age have improved academic results.
Being a member of a band is also a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all involved.