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|
|31 January 2024||Term 1, weeks 1 and 2||Ongoing music classes start|
|12 February 2024||Term 1, week 3||Beginner music classes start|
|24 March 2024||Term 1, week 8||ATAR Performance Rehearsal Day|
|17 June 2024||Term 2, week 10||Showcase concert Opus 2024|
|1 to 3 August 2024||Term 3, week 3|
|3 August 2024||Term 3, week 3||WA Schools' Senior Orchestra Festival|
|11 August 2024||Term 3, week 4|
|17 and 18 August 2024||Term 3, week 5||WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival|
|24 and 25 August 2024||Term 3, week 6||WA Public Schools' Contemporary Music Ensemble Festival|
|31 August 2024||Term 3, week 7||WA Public Secondary Schools' Choral Festival|
|5 to 7 September 2024||Term 3, week 8||WA Schools' Junior Concert Band Festival|
|7 to 8 September 2024||Term 3, week 8||WA Schools' Junior Orchestra Festival|
|3 November 2024||Term 4, week 4||WA Public Secondary Schools' Solo Vocal Festival|
|25 November 2024||Term 4, week 8|| |
If you are not able to attend in person, you can access the Parent information evening presentation slides. You can also access a Parent information evening script, which provides a text version of the information delivered during the presentation.
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