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Orchestras and Concert Bands

Senior College Concert Orchestra

This is Sheldon College's premier ensemble, made up of our most experienced Wind, Brass, String and Percussion students. Entry is by a selection process, with the coordinators of Strings, Brass, Woodwind and Percussion nominating students. This orchestra performs at special College events such as Celebration of Excellence and Senior Graduation, Night at the Movies and is also the centrepiece of the College’s annual Arts Academy Awards.

Recent performance highlights for this ensemble include performing at the Australia vs France Rugby Union International (Suncorp Stadium, June 2014), performing at the Annual Arts Academy Awards and being selected as the orchestra for the 2013 Redland City Council Christmas Carols.

Instrumentation - Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Electric Bass, Percussion (Mallets, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Timpani, etc.) Keyboard (optional), Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.

Rehearsal Venue - Sheldon College Stadium.

Times - To be confirmed (Dependant on upcoming events).

 

Senior College Concert Band

The Senior Concert Band is an ensemble made up of the most proficient Wind, Brass and Percussion students from Years 8 to 12. This orchestra performs at every Friday Assembly (except for those occasions when other groups are invited to be the "Assembly Band").  Wind/Brass/Percussion students in Years 9 and 10 who nominate music for their Excel session will form this ensemble. The aim of the Senior College Concert Band is to provide students with an avenue for performing pieces that are considered standard repertoire for this type of group, as well as new and challenging arrangements and compositions. Students may be given opportunities to conduct this ensemble.

Recent performance highlights for this ensemble include performing at the 1st Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the 'Gabba in 2013 and also performing at the first day/night match at the Gabba in 2016.

Instrumentation - Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Electric Bass, Percussion (Mallets, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Timpani, etc.).

Rehearsal Venue - Stadium.

Time - Thursday, 3:45pm to 5:45pm all students and Friday, Period 5 (PA9) Years 9 to 12 only.

 

Middle College Concert Band

The Middle College Concert Band is an ensemble made up of the most proficient Wind, Brass and Percussion students from Years 6 to 7. Wind/Brass/Percussion teachers select students based on ability and instrumentation. The aim of the Middle College Concert Band is to provide our emerging instrumentalists with an avenue for performing a variety of musical styles, including light classical, film soundtrack and popular tunes. Students may be given opportunities to conduct this ensemble.

Recent performance highlights for this ensemble include being the Assembly Band in November 2013, 2014 and 2015, and performing at the Junior College Celebration of Excellence and being the pre-show entertainment at our Night at the Movies events.

From 2017 this ensemble will rehearse alongside the Senior College Concert Band and students are also invited to become members of the Assembly Band each Friday morning.  This will allow our Senior College musicians to work alongside the Middle College students in a mentoring capacity.

Instrumentation - Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Electric Bass, Percussion (Mallets, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Timpani, etc.).

Rehearsal Venue - Stadium.

Time - Thursday, 3:45pm to 4:45pm.

 

Year 5 Concert Band

The Year 5 Concert Band is an ensemble made up of Wind, Brass and Percussion students who have chosen to continue their musical studies from the Year 4 Beginner Program. The aim of this ensemble is to develop students' instrumental ability into an intermediate stage of development, through the performance of authentic Concert Band music covering a range of styles from Popular to light Classical.

Instrumentation - Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Electric Bass, Percussion (Mallets, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Timpani, etc.).

Rehearsal Venue - Band Room (PA9).

Time - Wednesday, 7:15am.

 

Year 4 Beginner Band

Students who are selected in the Year 4 Instrumental Program for woodwind, brass or percussion are part of the largest Year 4 ensemble, known as the Year 4 Band. While lessons are held in school time once a week, all students in Year 4 Band come together each Thursday afternoon for an ensemble rehearsal from 2:20 to 3:10pm in the Band Room. In 2013, selected students were invited to perform solos in Term Two as part of the "Hundred Days of Music" concert, while the full Year 4 Band presented two concerts in Semester Two 2014, including The Festival of Sound. Students who wish to continue learning their chosen instrument in Year 5 are automatically invited to become members of the Sheldon College Year 5 Concert Band.

Instrumentation - Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Electric Bass, Percussion (Mallets, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Timpani, etc.).

Rehearsal Venue - Band Room (PA9).

Time - Thursday Period 5, 2:20pm to 3:10pm.