Participation in instrumental musical leads to students being part of the performance program. This includes:
- Senior Concert Band
- Percussion Ensemble
- Stage Band
- String Orchestra
- Flute Ensemble
The instrumental program provides weekly tuition via small group lessons. All of our music students find learning at the college an enjoyable experience, mostly due to the different activities that music students are involved in and the people they meet with similar interests. Together, students will form close bonds performing in one of our many bands and ensembles, including: Senior Concert Band, Junior Concert Band, String Orchestra, Senior and Junior Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Stage Band, Flute Ensemble and our Bi-Annual Production Band.
Students will have one lesson each week with their instrumental teacher. Lessons are timetabled on the school system and are scheduled to take place around students learning so that they do not miss important educational opportunities. Instruments are available for hire from the college.
Our professional and highly trained instrumental staff have many decades of experience between them. The level of musicianship, industry knowledge and expertise on offer is second to none. We hope to see all of our students benefit from such a wealth of knowledge and go on to accomplish amazing achievements.
S. Mitchelmore (Mr.) Music Manager, Percussion and Classroom teacher
M. Brown (Mrs.) Woodwind and Senior Band Director
A. Mikhailova (Mrs.) Strings and String Orchestra Director
K. Smith (Mr.) Brass and Stage Band Director
J. Molloy (Mrs.) Classroom, Choir Co-Director
M. Griffiths (Mrs.) Classroom, Choir Co-Director
M. Knowles (Mrs.) Woodwind and Saxophone Ensemble Leader
Dance extension is a program that is committed to ensuring students have the opportunity to develop strong dance technique, learn a variety of styles and refine performance skills. Students can engage within the program by participating in the lunchtime dance classes and workshops to develop their dance ability. Dance extension caters for many styles such as:
- Hip Hop
- Musical Theatre
Our Dance Studio is purpose built to suit the delivery of dance with full length mirrors, three portable mirrors, separate charge rooms, 2 professional rehearsal spaces and dance equipment including Pilate mats, foam rollers, stretch blocks, Therabands, balance boards, ipod docks and much more.
School productions are Patterson River Secondary College has been thriving for decades and continues to go from strength to strength. The school has a proud tradition of productions and is committed to staging a full scale large chorus musicals. All students from Year 7 to 12 are invited to audition for the production and the school usually accommodates about 80-100 students.
The orchestra is also comprised of students, as are all other backstage and technical divisions in the production. Of course, a dedicated team of past students and staff who graciously volunteer their time.