The Cronulla High School Band Program caters for musicians of all ages, abilities and interests, and provides many opportunities for students to enjoy sharing music in a friendly and supportive environment. The music staff remains committed to offering a variety of co-curricular instrumental and vocal ensembles that will provide students the opportunity to develop their musical abilities and potential. The ensembles offered in are:
CHS Concert Band – all students, Years 7 – 12, who wish to continue learning and performing on their major instrument and who have at least 12 months experience.
Instrumental/Vocal Ensembles – all students, Years 7 – 12, who wish to participate in small ensembles (including Rock Bands) and who have at least 12 months experience.
Instrumental Tuition – all students, Years 7 – 12, who wish to learn to play an instrument with a professional tutor. Each year these groups enjoy numerous performance opportunities, offering students valuable learning experiences that help to develop their musical skills while engaging in activity that reflects real world practice.
CHS CONCERT BAND
Students from our band have been selected to participate in various prestigious bands and music camps including State Schools Symphonic Wind Orchestra, State Senior Music Camp, State Junior Music Camp, Sydney Region Band and the Schools Spectacular, representing Cronulla High at metropolitan, district and state levels. In 2016 the band participated in Cronulla High Schools Performing Arts Tour to Los Angeles, where they performed at Disneyland, Hollywood Boulevard, and Universal Studios. In 2018, selected Band members will be participating on our Performing Arts Tour to New York.
The Concert Band rehearses after school on a weekly basis and performs music at an appropriate skill level – one that is both challenging and achievable. Students in the band are also provided with sectional tutorials with qualified tutors. This year the band will perform at various school functions and participate in a range of instrumental festivals and concerts in the wider community.
The Concert Band rehearses on Wednesday's during the school term before school. Extra rehearsals will be called when necessary to meet performance demands.