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NBSC Manly Campus

NBSC Manly Campus

The selective campus of Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Band programs

The band program at Manly Campus is second to none.

Over the years the Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly Campus band program, under the leadership of its outstanding directors, and supported by an enthusiastic and dedicated group of parent volunteers, has established a reputation as one of the very best in NSW.

The band program is organised into three main streams: wind stream, jazz stream and string stream.

  • The wind stream has three bands: Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Wind Orchestra.
  • The jazz stream has a Swing Band, Stage Band, Big Band and Jazz Orchestra.
  • The string stream comprises a String Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra, comprising wind and brass instruments.

Our bands represent the school with distinction at school and public performances as well as in the many competitions that they regularly enter.

An important feature of our band program is the fact that they regularly tour either within NSW or, every three years, on a major international tour. Our most recent tour saw students perform in Italy and Austria where they performed for the Australian Consulate staff in Austria on the 100th Anniversary of ANZAC Day. When touring within NSW, our bands specialise in performing at small, rural schools and encourage the participation of each school's students to join our ensembles in workshop and performance situations.

As well as the above, the jazz improvisation stream is a cross-campus group open to students from any of the five campuses comprising the Northern Beaches Secondary College.

For all enquiries regarding the band programs, please contact the band manager Sarah Dowse at bandmanagerbomc@gmail.com

Further details of the band program and how to enrol can be found in the Bands of Manly Campus 2021 handbook (PDF 240KB).