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Orchestras and Concert Bands

Symphony 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 co-ordinators of Strings, Brass, Woodwind and Percussion nominating students. This orchestra performs at special College events such as Celebration of Excellence, Senior Graduation and Night at the Movies. 

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 Redland City Council Christmas Carols.

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

Rehearsal Venue - PA 9

Times - Thursday 5:00pm to 5:45pm

 

Symphonic Winds

The Symphonic Winds is the premier concert band at Sheldon College.  Made up of the most proficient Wind, Brass and Percussion students from Years 8 to 12, this group performs regularly as the College Assembly band.   The aim of the Symphonic Winds, 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.

Past performance highlights for this ensemble include the Ashes Test Matches and Day/Night games plus regular performances at Night at the Movies, Celebration of Excellence, and their Platinum Award winning performance at Musicfest.

Instrumentation - Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Electric Bass and Percussion.

Rehearsal Venue - Stadium

Time - Thursday 3:45pm to 5:45pm all students
            Friday Period 5 PA 9 Years 9 to 12

 

Wind Ensemble

Formally known as Middle College Band, Wind Ensemble is our second-tier concert band made up of our intermediate Wind, Brass and Percussion students. The aim of the Wind Ensemble 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 highlights for Wind Ensemble include performances at Night at the Movies, Junior College Celebration of Excellence and College Assembly.

Instrumentation - Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Electric Bass and Percussion.

Rehearsal Venue - PA 9

Time - Thursday 3:45pm to 5:00pm

 

Concert Band

Concert Band is our third-tier wind band made up of our elementary to intermediate Wind, Brass and Percussion students from Year 5 upwards. 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.

Recent highlights for Concert Band include their Platinum Award winning performance at Musicfest.

Instrumentation - Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Electric Bass and Percussion.

Rehearsal Venue - Band Room PA 9

Time - Wednesday 7:15am to 8:15am

 

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 3:00pm to 3:30pm in the Band Room.

As our “training ensemble” this group will concentrate on developing ensemble playing skills and music reading skills. Year 4 band have their first performance at the end of term 2 and will join all of our bands in our end of year performance. 

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

Rehearsal Venue - Band Room PA 9

Time - Thursday 2:20pm to 3:30pm

 

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