Band

The P&C Band Sub-Committee has the large, but very satisfying, task of overseeing the running of the LEPS Band program. The various LEPS Bands have been enormously successful over the years, and provide a wonderful opportunity for students to develop musical ability, responsibility and a sense of teamwork.

trainingband2

Further Information is available in The Band Information Book

Children are able to apply for the Training Band in year 3. There are currently three bands in the LEPS Band Programme:

  1. Training Band – beginners (no musical experience necessary)
  2. Concert Band – intermediate.
  3. Performance Band  – senior. Entry to Performance Band  is by audition
LEPS Bands 
Band  Conductor  Rehearsal 1  Rehearsal 2
PB
Performance Band
Mr Colin Smith Tuesday Morning
7:50am -9am
Wednesday Morning 
7:50am -9am
CB
Concert Band 
Mr Jon Dollin Tuesday Lunch time 
12:50pm -1:40pm
 Thursday Morning 
7:50am -9am  
TB
Training Band 
Mr Colin Smith Monday Morning
7:50am -9am
Wednesday Lunch time 
12:50pm -1:40pm 

 

BAND APPLICATION

Application open on Term 4 each year to recruit new members for the following year.

  • Any child from Year 3 (in 2017) and up is eligible to join. Joining Band is for 1 year.
  • No previous experience playing an instrument is required.
  • No musical experience is required.
  • Instruments will be allocated to each child, depending upon personal preference in consultation with Band Director and the child’s suitability for the instrument.
  • All instruments are available to hire.
  • All Band members need to attend 2 rehearsals each week (Monday morning & Wednesday lunch)
  • All Band members are required to have weekly tuition throughout the year.

Should you have further queries, please feel free to contact Elise Lee at elise_lee@optusnet.com.au or 0416 088 806.

BAND COMMITTEE

The band program is run solely by a dedicated group of volunteer parents with the assistance of the school liaison teacher, Ms Diane Read (Deputy Principal), the Band Director, Mr Colin Smith, and the Band Master, Mr Jon Dollin.

The Band Committee is a Sub-committee of the LEPS P&C and generally meets one to twice time each Term on Thursday evenings in the staffroom. Meeting dates are advertised well in advance in the Band News. All Band parents/carers are welcome to attend.

To make the Band work for your child/children please consider assisting in some way during the year, either by joining the committee or volunteering to help with the organisation of various Band events. There are many opportunities to suit busy parents’ schedules, whether during school hours or after-hours and on weekends (for workshops, Band camp, concerts, festivals, etc). Your child will be delighted and you will enjoy the chance to meet other band parents and see the Bands in operation.