Events and key dates
Throughout the year there are many music events which students can participate in.
If you would like to know more about how your child can participate in these events, we recommend you speak to your child’s music teacher.
Key dates and music events
|Dates for 2023||Term and week||Description|
|Term 1, weeks 1 and 2||Ongoing music classes start|
|14 February||Term 1, week 3||Beginner music classes start|
|2 April||Term 1, week 9||ATAR Performance Rehearsal Day|
|26 June||Term 2, week 10||Showcase concert Opus 2023|
|3 to 5 August||Term 3, week 3|
|5 August||Term 3, week 3||WA Schools' Senior Orchestra Festival|
|13 August||Term 3, week 4|
|19 and 20 August||Term 3, week 5||WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival|
|26 and 27 August||Term 3, week 6||WA Public Schools' Contemporary Music Ensemble Festival|
|2 September||Term 3, week 7||WA Public Secondary Schools' Choral Festival|
|7 to 9 September||Term 3, week 8||WA Schools' Junior Concert Band Festival|
|9 to 10 September||Term 3, week 8||WA Schools' Junior Orchestra Festival|
|5 November||Term 4, week 4||WA Public Secondary Schools' Solo Vocal Festival|
|27 November||Term 4, week 8||Parent information evenings|
Festivals and concerts
The annual Opus concert features performances of outstanding instrumental and choral music from primary and secondary public school music students.
Festivals are run by professional associations and supported by the Department of Education. They provide a valuable opportunity for both primary and secondary school ensembles to perform for their peers, to receive feedback from expert adjudicators, and to hear ensembles from other schools perform.
- WA Schools' Senior Concert Band Festival
- WA Schools' Senior Orchestra Festival
- WA Public Secondary Schools' Choral Festival
- Western Australian Schools' Jazz Festival
- WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival
- WA Public Schools' Contemporary Music Ensemble Festival
- WA Schools' Junior Concert Band Festival
- WA Schools' Junior Orchestra Festival
- WA Public Secondary Schools' Solo Vocal Festival