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Eastwood Heights P&C Band Information

The band program at Eastwood Heights Public School is run by the EHPS P&C Band Sub-Committee, an enthusiastic group of volunteer parents who believe that learning an instrument and playing in a band significantly enhances a child's development. 

The EHPS P&C Band Sub-committee is advised by our Band Director Mr Matthew Blenman.

Joining the EHPS Band

Learning an instrument helps your child:

  • To develop multitasking skills

  • To have a sense of teamwork

  • Improve their mood

  • To have a healthy long-term memory

  • Socially interact in a group environment

  • To develop a work ethic with tangible rewards

  • To express themselves

Each year, in November, we invite Year 2-5 students to audition for next year's Training Band.  No prior musical experience is necessary.  Students are assigned an instrument based on both their ability and the balance of the band.  Instruments can be hired from the Band Committee at reasonable rates.  Students usually spend one year in Training Band before graduating to Intermediate or Senior Band.

What’s involved

Band performances are organized every term, and are an exciting part of being in the Band program.  Students are expected to attend all performances.

Training Band
1 Band rehearsal per week, 1 Group tutorial per week and Band camp.

Intermediate Band
2 Band rehearsals per week, 1 Group tutorial per week, 1 Band workshop and Band camp

Senior Band
2 Band rehearsals per week, 1 Group tutorial per week, 1 Band workshop and Band camp

Jazz Band (optional and by selection)
1 Band rehearsal per week

Band Camp
The highlight of the year for all band members is attending the one night Band Camp at Galston Gorge in early November. In 2020 this camp was replaced by a Boot Camp at school.

Sunday Band Workshop
Intermediate and Senior Band students are also expected to attend a Band Workshop on a Sunday afternoon in May.

Band Uniform

For some festivals and Eisteddfods students are expected to wear the band uniform. 

The band uniform is the Eastwood Heights summer uniform, which is:

  • EHPS logo shirt

  • EHPS Shorts/Skorts

  • White socks and black shoes.


Band Membership is for the FULL year with fees paid in 2 equal installments. No fee refund will be available should a student decide to leave the band during the school year as students are expected to make a commitment for the full year. 

Band bank account details:

BSB: 032081 A/C: 125126
Use the invoice number or your child’s name in the description field.

Do not use the school’s online payment system for any Band payments and pay on time, as our Band Treasurer is a volunteer and has to collect payments from 115 people five times per year.   


Please email eastwoodheightsband@gmail.com for any queries.