Petersham Public School

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Instrumental Music Program

Welcome to the Petersham PS Instrumental Music Program.

The IMP is a parent-run program, overseen by the Music Committee of the P&C Association. 

The IMP consists of three groups of ensembles: Band, Strings and Recorders. 

Our conductors are:

Band - Alexander Lee

Strings - Bridget Hall

Recorder - Mikaela Sukkar

Our ensembles regularly perform at school events and a range of events in the wider community, including the Festival of Instrumental Music at the Opera House, Engadine Bandfest and Inner West Primary Schools Band Festival. 

Ensemble Schedule

Concert Band

Training Band

Senior Strings

Junior Strings

Stringlets

Recorder Consort

Junior Recorders

IMP Handbook

Everything you need to know about the Instrumental Music Program can be found in the Handbook. You can download it here: Instrumental Music Program Handbook

Aims of the IMP

  • To give every student the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument regardless of their musical experience
  • To help students develop an appreciation and understanding of a wide range of musical styles
  • To give every student an opportunity to perform
  • To develop teamwork and leadership skills
  • To encourage a sense of responsibility and commitment

About the IMP

Petersham Public has a thriving music program led by the P&C Music Committee and our three conductors, and supported by the faculty, parents, and our enthusiastic and talented students. The program caters for all levels, from beginners to more experienced musicians, and students from Stage 1 and up are encouraged to participate. For most instruments, private tuition can be organised on school grounds before and after school, and most instruments can be hired from the IMP.

Being part of a musical ensemble is a wonderful opportunity for our students. No prior musical experience is needed to join the Junior Recorders, Stringlets and Training Band. During their time in the program your child will learn to play an instrument, read music, and work together with their peers to produce wonderful music. The value of learning a musical instrument has long been acknowledged. Developing musical abilities has wide-ranging benefits in neurodevelopment as well as positive effects on many aspects of a child’s education. Being part of an ensemble helps a child to develop the cooperative and social skills required to be a valued member of any team.

 

 

8 - 9 Friday

8 - 9 Wednesday

7:45 - 8:45 Monday

8 - 9 Thursday

8:45 - 9:15 Monday

8 - 9 Tuesday

8:30 - 9 Monday