Not for ourselves alone
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More than 200 students participate in the Burwood Ensemble Program (BEP). It is a prominent and popular co-curricular activity available at Burwood Girls High School.
Core ensembles have regular weekly rehearsals. Rehearsal days and times vary each year but are generally held before school, at lunchtime or after school. Smaller groups rehearse when needed. Being part of the program means being responsible and attending all rehearsals.
The BEP is motivated by the school motto “Not for ourselves alone”. The community band and lesson program for primary students allows us to share our facilities and expertise for those in our local area.
Every year we host the Inner West Ensembles Festival, which brings together primary and secondary ensembles of all kinds from our surrounding area to play for each other and to be advised by an expert adjudicator.
Our concert bands and chamber ensembles play for local RSL clubs, including Anzac Day and memorial services, marching in the Sydney City, Ashfield and Burwood Anzac marches. The students also play for Department of Education events, Burwood Council citizenship ceremonies, memorials and festivals, and local events such as Seniors Week and charity fundraisers.
The program is open to all students in Years 7-12. There is a yearly membership fee. Other costs may include: instrument hire, band uniform and individual performance costs, for example bus hire for external venues.
Refer to our BEP Handbook 2023 for further information including how to join, fees and tutors.
Activities get underway from Week 2 of Term 1, early enrolment is highly desirable.
Music Camp will be held in Week 5 or Term 1, Sunday 19-Tuesday 21 February 2023.
Admin Assistant: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Director: everyday but uncontactable when on class.
Office hours are generally 9:00am to 3:00pm, subject to change.
Andrew Del Riccio is the Director of the Ensemble Program.
Mary Bonaddio is the Administrative Assistant.
Phone: 02 9747 3355 and ask for the Band Program
Facebook: BGHS Ensemble Program
Thank you to our sponsors: Ashfield RSL Club, Ashfield RSL Sub Branch, Burwood GHS, Burwood RSL Sub Branch, BGHS P&C, Burwood Rotary, Club Burwood RSL, Croydon Park RSL Sub Branch, Wests Ashfield.
95 Queen Street
Croydon NSW 2132
telephone 02 9747 3355
We would like to pay our respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land: the Wangal people of the Eora Nation, and also pay respect to Elders both past, present and emerging.
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