1. August 2024

    1. Sun 18

      MacArthur Performing Arts Challenge (MacPAC)

      11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  2. November 2024

    1. Sun 24

      SWSO End of Year Concert

      3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  3. December 2024

    1. Thu 05

      SWSO Christmas Concert

      5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Introduction to Band Term 2 2024

Introduction to Band Term 2 2024

Registration is now closed

Event Dates

StartThursday 9 May 2024

FinishThursday 27 June 2024

Registration Dates

OpenMonday 18 March 2024

CloseThursday 25 April 2024

FeesTerms and conditions

This 8 week Introductory Course is designed to introduce beginners to the wonderful world of band instruments. Instruments in a band consist of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments such as the flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuned percussion such as the xylophone, and drums. We do not cater for keyboard in the introduction to band lesson but we have several other places to recommend if you wish to learn the keyboard.

The Introductory Course will take place from 4.30 - 5pm on Thursdays at Harrington Park Community Centre.

Students will need to hire or purchase their own instrument, we recommended Reeds and More in Smeaton Grange https://reedsandmore.com.au/en/.

 Students will also need to purchase the method book Essential Elements Book 1 for band on the instrument they are playing. This can be purchased through Reeds and More or online.

Creative Kid Vouchers accepted!

In the 8 week course your child will:
- Learn about the different parts of the instruments and how to take care of it
- Read simple melodies on the music staff
- Play simple melodies
- Recognise different rhythms and play on their instrument
- Play scales in various ways on their instrument
- Develop their aural and listening skills
- Give a short concert in front of a live audience


    • 150 Per Student

We offer the following payment options:
Credit / Debit Card

South West Sydney Orchestras would like to thank Byles Anjos Lawyers for their sponsorship.
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Terms and conditions

  • Our Code of Conduct, to be observed by all musicians and their families:

    - You must respect the instrument tutor supervising and other SWSO parents, children and volunteers at all times. Any rudeness or offensive behaviour may result in the suspension or cancellation of your course.

    - If you are unable to attend, you must contact the Orchestra Manager by email at fgyo.manager@gmail.com.

    - You must ensure you pack all necessary music, your instrument, music stand, a pencil and eraser for all lessons.

    - You are required to dress and act in a professional manner at all events.
  • Photos and Social Media

    - In joining the Introductory Course, all members and their families have granted permission to the South West Sydney Orchestras and its committee to use photographs, photographic and artistic interpretations and other replications of you in any publicity material, including but not limited to social media platforms, printed media and on the official South West Sydney Orchestras website.

    - If any musician or their family wishes for a specific photograph, interpretation or replication to be removed from the public view, they must raise this with the Manager or President as soon as possible.
  • Requirements for Introductory Course

    - Musicians are required to hire or purchase your own instrument to bring to lessons. You can hire instruments from Reeds and More at https://reedsandmore.com.au/en/

    - Please contact Emily at fgyo.manager@gmail.com if you wish to hire a percussion instrument

    - Musicians are required to purchase the method book Essential Elements Book 1 for their instrument
  • The Introductory course fees are non-refundable.

    If the musicians decides to join SWSO after the Introductory Course, there will be a discount of $100 off the membership