Currently the band consists of over 95 students across the Junior Band, Senior Band and Jazz Band. Mr Steven McKay is the Instrumental Music Coordinator at St Andrew's. The school band perform at school events such as the fair, liturgies and masses. They also hold a Twilight Concert each semester and compete in the Catholic Schools Music Festival each year.
The Instrumental Program at St Andrew's is guided by a belief in the following principles:
The right of each individual to develop his/her potential
To develop an understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of music
To develop a further knowledge of music and develop an appreciation of the discipline required in performance
To use music to develop the individual – socially, emotionally and physically
Band tuition is offered on the flute, alto and saxophones, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, bass
clarinet, bass guitar, euphonium, baritone and percussion.
Please contact Steven McKay at the following email address: Steven.McKay@bne.catholic.edu.au if you require further information.
St Andrews Ferny Grove Instrumental Music Handbook
Currently the String Program consists of over 60 students with students from Year 2- Year 6. Mrs Annette Milliken is the String Program Coordinator at St Andrew's.
The String Ensemble perform at school events such as the fair, liturgies and masses. They also hold a Twilight Concert each semester and compete in the Catholic Schools Music Festival.
Tuition is offered on the violin, viola, cello, double bass and guitar.
Students are required to attend a 30 minute lesson once a week, as well as an ensemble rehearsal once per week.
String Program Handbook 2019