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BAND NEWS Term 1 2017

BAND CAMP on MARCH 17 Friday– 19 Sunday (Concert & Performance Band ONLY)

It is very important that we know how many children will be attending Band Camp in order for us to finalise our booking at the Collaroy Centre.

Permission forms: Thanks to all parents who have returned their permission forms. If you’re yet to do this, please leave forms in the band box at school by next Wednesday February 15.  If your child won’t be attending camp, please let us know as soon as possible.  We will notify parents of the cost of the camp on Thursday February 16 and payment will be due by Thursday February 23.

Action plans: If your child has a medical issue, asthma or anaphylaxis you are required to submit an action plan to the camp coordinator as soon as possible please.

Parent roster: We still more parent volunteers to help at band camp to ensure the safety of our children and the smooth running of the camp.  Please add your name to the volunteer roster by follow the link on band camp email.  If you volunteer yourselves to stay overnight, you will need to have a valid Working With Children Check.  If you haven’t got one, you will need to complete a Working With Children Check.  Please forward your WWCC number or application number (starting with APP) to Olivia Thomas – or Julie-Ann Sheridan – (LEPS Band Camp Coordinators 2017) .



 This policy has been reinforced by school for all activities happen within school ground to ensure the safety of your child before and after school hour.

For parent who walk their children to the hall, there will be a clipboard with roll marking sheet for you to sign your child in.

For parent who do not walk their children to the hall, they could drop their children off at top gate (near the pre-school) and a parent helper (or Co-ordinator)  will be there to mark the roll from 7.50am to 8.05am.

If a band parent is positioned at the top gate, it is not necessary for parents to get out of the car and walk their child to the hall.

If your children arrive after 8.05am, parent will need to walk their children to the hall and have their roll mark in the hall.

For private tuition after school, please make arrangement with your tutor if your child attends BASC.

Parents/carers need to drop their children and collect them to/from classroom in person (sign in/out will be optional for one to one tuition).  Parent who fail to collect their child may at risk of not be able to use onsite after school tuition.

Children are not to be walking around the school grounds unaccompanied by a parent or carer before 8:45am and after 3.30pm.



Please encourage your children to bring their lunch to the hall and eat outside the hall before rehearsal.  There is always time for the children to eat when the parent is setting up the hall.  It is important to advise your child to have their lunch at recess, and recess at lunch.

Lunch order from canteen is not suggested on band’s lunch rehearsal day.  If your child has to order lunch from canteen on the day of band rehearsal, before you submit your order online, please remember to select BAND at the early lunch process box.  This will ensure their lunches are places in a separate basket in the canteen, so the children have immediate access.



The roster for each week will be published fortnightly as a reminder.

Please be on time for rehearsal duty. If you are unable to attend, it’s important that you find a substitution or arrange a swap.


Band Week Time Date Parents On Duty
CB 4 12:45 – 1:45pm Tues Feb 14 Robert Allan
CB 4 7:45 – 9:00am Thurs Feb 16 Ian Macintosh
CB 5 12:45 – 1:45pm Tues Feb 21 Wenqing Fan
CB 5 7:45 – 9:00am Thurs Feb 23 Sunny Lun
PB 4 7:45 – 9:00am Tues Feb 14 Miriam Cheng
PB 4 7:45 – 9:00am Wed Feb 15 Jane Makeham
PB 5 7:45 – 9:00am Tues Feb 21 John Hansen
PB 5 7:45 – 9:00am Wed Feb 22 Esther Lau

Training Band – Band folders & instruments will be needed from now on for all rehearsals.

*Monday parents on duty, please come to the hall first to get music stands.

Band Week Time Date Parents On Duty
TB 4 7:45 – 9:00am* Mon Feb 13 Ada Han Ve Singh
Joanne Wang Caine Mertens
Hong Fan Kiet Le
Nicola Davies
4 12:45 – 1:45pm Wed Feb 15 Ting Liu Nami Lee
TB 5 7:45 – 9:00am* Mon Feb 20 Ada Han Ve Singh
Lucy Xiao Emily Watzlaff
Joanne Wang Cathy Thomson
Anna Karelas
5 12:45 – 1:45pm Wed Feb 22 Stephanie Chen Cathy Thomson


Important Dates for Term 1

PB Welcome Back Night Performance – Fri Feb 24

Band Committee Meeting – Thur Mar 2 (7pm staff room)

Band Camp (CB & PB only) – Fri Mar 17 to Sun Mar 19


Thank you.

Elise Lee (0416 088 806 /

Band Convenor on behalf of the Band Committee



Band News

Term 2 Band News


Performance Band – St. Ives Festival on Green – Sun May 7

Band Meeting – Thur May 11, 7pm

Band Workshop – Sun May 21

(TB-10.20am to 2.45pm; CB-8.50am to 1.45pm; PB-9.35am to 2.45pm)

Training Band Debut Concert – Wed May 24 (6pm to 7.15pm)

Stage Band – Sydney Eisteddfod – Fri Jun 02

Concert Band Proms Concert – Sun Jun 04 (2pm to 3.30pm)

Band Meeting – Thur Jun 15, 7pm


Band Workshop

The first LEPS Band Workshop for 2017 will be held at the school on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Please note ALL MEMBERS are expected to attend.

The Workshop includes tutor sessions for each instrument group and Band rehearsals.

DATE SUNDAY, May 21, 2017
TIME CONCERT BAND 8.50 a.m. to 1.45 p.m.
PERFORMANCE BAND 9.35 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
TRAINING BAND 10.20 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.

** All parents need to sign children in and out at the time of drop off and pick up.

VENUE:  L.E.P.S. (The meeting point is outside the school canteen)

THINGS TO BRING:  Clearly labelled Music Stand, Instrument & Music Folder.

Water Bottle and a plate to share.

WHAT TO WEAR:  comfortable casual clothes.

Morning tea and Pizza for lunch will be provided. Parents please provide an item to share for morning tea.  Children with dietary requirements are advised to bring their own lunch. Some gluten free food will be available.

No mobile phones or any other electronic equipment is allowed during workshop.



Please mark this important date in your diary!

All band students need to participate in this event.

Performance Band & Concert Band – Sunday 20 August 2017

Training Band – Sunday 27 August 2017


Thank you

Elise Lee (0416 088 806 /

Band Convenor on behalf of the Band Committee