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Band and strings

A great oportunity for students

Since its establishment in the early 1960s, the Beecroft Public School band has played a prominent role in the culture, tradition and history of our school community. The band's focus is providing a well-rounded musical education, including orchestral performance opportunities, that extends children's learning beyond the creative arts K-6 syllabus.

The Band program, which is administered by the volunteer P&C Association band subcommittee comprises five bands:

  • Training Band
  • Intermediate Band
  • Concert Band
  • Senior Concert Band
  • Stage Band


and three string ensembles:

  • Training
  • Intermediate and
  • Advanced.

Download your copy of the 2024 BPS Band and Strings Handbook - a comprehensive guide to your child's participation in the band program. 


In addition to music competitions, festivals and eisteddfods, the bands/ensembles perform at school functions such as presentation day, orientation day and education week, as well as community events including christmas carols at Beecroft Village Green, Arden fair, Opera House performances and visits to local nursing homes. The band subcommittee also organises visits by adult bands such as the NSW police band and the Australian army, who perform for the whole school community.

Rehearsals typically occur twice a week for each band/ensemble and are augmented by an annual Intensive band weekend conducted at the school.


Parents are responsible for organising private instrument tuition for their children, although the band subcommittee can assist by providing names of local instrument tutors. An award system is used to recognise individual children's efforts and their growth in musical skills. Awards are presented at school assemblies and at presentation day.


There is an annual band tour when Years 5 and 6 students from advanced bands/ensembles visit and perform at a number of schools, over the course of several days.


More information and contact details for current band subcommittee members are available in the band news section of the school newsletter. For general enquiries, please email


Band and Strings Recordings

The hard word and dedication of our students and their Band Masters, Conductors and Tutors produces some amazing live musical performances. Please enjoy some of our most recent recordings below.

Band Program

Strings Program