Events and key dates

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 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 2023 Term 1, week 9 ATAR Performance Rehearsal Day
26 June 2023 Term 2, week 10 Showcase concert Opus 2023
3 to 5 August 2023 Term 3, week 3

WA Schools' Senior Concert Band Festival

5 August 2023   WA Schools' Senior Orchestra Festival
13 August 2023 Term 3, week 4

Western Australian Schools' Jazz Festival

19 and 20 August 2023 Term 3, week 5 WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival
26 and 27 August 2023 Term 3, week 6 WA Public Schools' Contemporary Music Ensemble Festival
2 September 2023 Term 3, week 7 WA Public Secondary Schools' Choral Festival
7 to 9 September 2023 Term 3, week 8 WA Schools' Junior Concert Band Festival
9 to 10 September 2023 Term 3, week 8 WA Schools' Junior Orchestra Festival
24 October 2022 Term 4, week 3 Primary Band Workshops
6 November 2022 Term 4, week 4 WA Public Secondary Schools' Solo Vocal Festival
28 November 2022 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.

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Contact our team

For more information about Instrumental Music School Services , call 9338 9500 or email music@education.wa.edu.au

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