At Dromana College all students have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument as part of the college’s growing Band Program. Students can elect to participate in instrumental music lessons as an extracurricular activity which compliments their classroom studies by helping to build self confidence, commitment and teamwork skills.
Students have an extensive range of instruments to choose from covering all major instrumental groups.
Our instrumental music teachers are highly qualified and skilled performers who bring their passion for music to the classroom every day. The teachers are easily approachable and committed to helping the students achieve success on their chosen instrument.
Students who take part in instrumental music lessons are required to take part in at least one of our many performing ensembles such as the Concert Band, Wind Ensembles, Drum Corp, Choir, guitar groups and various other small ensembles which practice at lunchtime or after school. These performing ensembles provide extra lesson contact time with our professional staff as well as providing the group working environment that teaches students about teamwork, responsibility and commitment to others, working toward the common goal of creating musical fusion.
Students perform both within the college and in the wider community. They also take part in workshops and combined concerts with other schools in the area. There are also regional concerts held throughout the year which our students are able to attend and perform in, which is a great experience for the students and the audience.
Instrumental music students have the opportunity to sit the Australian Music Examinations Board exams on their chosen instrument.
Dromana College offers Classroom Music for students from Years 7 to 10 and Music Performance as a VCE subject in Years 11 and 12, and through our local schools network we offer VET Music Industry Skills from Year 10.
If you would like any further information regarding this valuable program please contact Jeffery Lyons, Head of Music at the college on 5987 2805.