Banksia Park International High School offers many ensembles to cater for a range of instruments and abilities. School ensembles rehearse weekly and perform at various school events throughout the year and at our major performance evenings in terms 1, 2 and 3.
Ensembles students can join include:
Orchestra – which caters for students starting on their instruments to intermediate level. This ensemble plays a range of music from classical, pop, and jazz to rock music.
Stage band – this ensemble is for our students further along in their musical journey from intermediate to advanced music abilities. The stage band focuses on jazz, rock and funk music and features soloists.
Guitar and folk – has a focus on stringed instruments, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, mandolin, violin and banjo. Students will play a wide variety of styles, classical pieces, electric surf rock, pop, metal, Irish and bluegrass tunes.
Middle school choir – is open to all ages and levels of experience. It provides excellent preparation for the senior vocal group. The choir provides a chance to learn 2-3-part harmony singing in a variety of styles, from pop, jazz and folk.
Senior vocal group – this group is primarily made up of singers from years 11 and 12 but also includes younger vocalists with significant prior experience. Students learn a range of advanced 4-5-part vocal pieces including jazz standards, classical repertoire and pop classics. Students are able to use the material learned in this ensemble to complete Stage 2 Music – ensemble performance.
Percussion – our percussion ensemble performs regularly at music events and at sporting events creating an electric atmosphere with marching band style pieces. This ensemble regularly supports the orchestra and performs drum cadences on their own at smaller events