subsidised and kept to a minimum. All band members will be required to pay a
non-refundable band levy of $75.00 per year. Band members hiring school
instruments will be charged a $50.00 instrument hire levy per year for all
instruments excepting drums, these are $25.00 per year.
wishing to play drums must have either their own kit or practise pads as it is
not possible for school kits to be taken home.
The school arranges for group tuition through private tutors who provide lessons
during school hours. Alternatively, parents may arrange this privately with a
qualified tutor, though the school needs to know who the tutor is.
The student will need to purchase a copy of the ‘Standard of Excellence’ band
method book, in order to play in the beginner band. The cost of the book is
around $17.00 for most instruments and is available from either music store in
Grafton. It is expected that students purchase their book within the first
couple of weeks of band as this provides continuity of progress with the band.