Welcome to The Music Partnership’s band programs. Simply select your school from the menu below to access all the latest information relating to your school's program.
- Band Program Info
- Upcoming Events
- Fees and Payment
Information for parents
Joining your school’s band or string ensemble is an exciting opportunity for your child!
Band is where students and a variety of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments come together as a group. We also offer bass guitar. Your child will attend a weekly band rehearsal on their chosen instrument. Our school bands also perform regularly at school assemblies and events.
String Ensemble is where is a weekly group lesson where children come together to play as an ensemble. The instruments found in our string ensembles are violin, viola, cello and double bass. Our string ensembles aim to perform regularly at school assemblies and events.
The instruments your child can choose to play in band/ensemble are listed on our Instruments page.
As part of being in the school band or string ensemble, your child will also need to have a weekly private lesson on their instrument. We offer a variety of music lessons that cater for all budgets. Please see Music Lessons for more details.
You will need to hire or purchase your own instrument to play in the band/ensemble. Instruments are not provided by The Music Partnership, however we are very happy to assist you in your instrument hire. We recommend Presto Instruments for instrument hire. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for all your instrument hire enquiries.
Information for schools
The Music Partnership establishes, revitalises and consults on existing band, string and instrumental programs at schools around the Sydney metropolitan area.
Perhaps your school may not have a band/string program and would like to get one started? Maybe your school already has an existing band/string program that needs invigorating?
The Music Partnership works together with parents, teachers, committees and school administration to help take the pressure off and enhance the running of school bands.
The Music Partnership is involved from the start – from band ‘try an instrument’ demonstrations right through to performances and specialist workshops. The Music Partnership assists, consults and develops all aspects of school music programs.
Band is open to all children in Years 2-6, whilst our String Ensembles are open to children in Years K-6 at our primary school programs.
The Music Partnership takes care of communication and management of our band/string programs. We monitor attendance, administrate all aspects of the programs and communicate regularly with parents. Parents receive regular band newsletters keeping them up to date with what’s happening within their school band/string program.
Performance is a key element of any band’s success. We ensure that all of our school bands perform regularly throughout the year, both at school and at public events. We also encourage participation in band festivals and workshops throughout the year.
How to enrol your child
To enrol your child in Band Program, please fill out our online Band and Lesson Enrolment Form, which will ask you to list your instrument preferences and your current contact details. To enrol your child in String Ensemble, please fill out our String Ensemble Enrolment Form. We will then be in touch with more information on how to join band/ensemble at your school.
How to enrol your school or make an enquiry
If you would like to know more about the services The Music Partnership can offer your school in starting a band/string program or reinvigorating your existing program, simply Make An Enquiry. We will then be in touch to get the conversation started!
Fees and payment
Our bands and ensembles rehearse weekly for 1 hour with our specialist conductors.
We operate our rehearsals according to the NSW school terms. There are usually 9-10 rehearsals per school term.
Band/ensemble is a set fee per child, per weekly session. This includes rehearsal time, performances and most music needed during the rehearsals. Please log into your school from the drop-down menu at the top of this page for more information about fees.
Families receive an invoice each term via email for payment of fees.
You can pay your fees by online bank transfer, credit card, direct debit or cheque. Simply rollover your preferred method below to view payment instructions. For direct debit, your nominated credit card will automatically be charged on the invoice due date, each semester. Click the direct debit link to download a Credit Card Authorisation Form.
Click here if you have any questions regarding fees and payment.
Band Programs FAQs
Click here for answers to any questions you may have relating to our band programs and string ensembles.
Band Programs Agreement
Click here to view our band programs agreement and for more details about signing up for your school’s band program and string ensembles.