Excelsior Public School

High Ideals, High Expectations, High Achievement

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Excelsior Public School has THREE Bands:

  • A Training Band where all new band members start.
  • An Intermediate Concert Band which students usually join after a year in the Training Band.
  • A Senior Concert Band which caters to students with more advanced skills.

If your child is interested in joining the band program, watch out for notes about this towards the end of the year, for the following year. The minimum commitment is participation for a school year.


  • The Training Band practices on Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • The Intermediate Band rehearses on Monday morning from 7:45 am- 8:45 am
  • The Concert Band rehearses on Thursday mornings from 7.45 am – 8.50 am.

Tuition occurs on Wednesdays at lunchtime - like instruments are grouped together in either the first or second half of lunch . The aim is to group students, based on similar experience and ability.


The instruments available are:

  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Saxophone Tenor and Alto
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • Drums and other percussion
  • Tuba Baritone 
  • Oboe, positions are available to those who have their own music lessons and own instrument.

Band rehearsal and group lessons incur a fee of $___ per term.



Instrument hire is $___ per year.

There is also a final service fee payable at the commencement of each year of hire ($___).

At the beginning of term 4, children in Year 2 are given the opportunity to try the various instruments and given direction about the instrument to which they are most suited. Children in older age groups make a private arrangement with Mrs Cherlin to talk about the availability of instruments.

The Excelsior Band Committee are a group of volunteers who work with Mrs Cherlin to run the Band Program. This committee also comes under the umbrella of the P&C and reports to the P&C at monthly meetings. Professional conductors and specialists who tutor specific instruments are contracted for their services and we are so lucky to have their expertise at Excelsior! This makes the band program very worthwhile and increasingly popular.


The committee can be contacted at:


Mrs Cherlin at:




(click on the Band Begins 2020 link to download the .PDF)