Concert Bands

Concert Bands consist of Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets, Bassoon, Saxophones, French Horn, Trumpets, Trombones, Euphonium, Tubas, String Bass, Double Bass, Piano and various Percussion. Concert Bands have about 60 students participating. There are four concert Bands in the program, Training, Junior, Intermediate, and the senior Symphonic Band. Students’ progress through these bands by audition at the end of each year.

Concert Bands perform at two College concerts each year as well as participating in the Royal South St. Competition in Ballarat, Melbourne Bands Festival and various other College functions and local Community events.

Stage Bands

An extra program for selected students is the renowned College Stage Band program. Stage Bands have up to 20 members.

Stage Bands consist of Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones, Bass, Guitar, Piano and Percussion. There are four Stage Bands in the program, Training, Junior, Intermediate, and the Senior Stage Band. 

All four bands compete in the Melbourne Bands Festival, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Stage Bands compete at Mt Gambier National Stage Band competitions (Generations in Jazz) each year. In the past the Intermediate Band has been National Champions in their division and Senior Stage Band have been the Top band at Melbourne Bands Festival. Stage Bands also perform at the College Jazz Night and, by invitation, to Jazz Nights throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area.

Music Handbook 2023

Acknowledgement of Country

We, the students at Ringwood Secondary College, acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on today.

We appreciate the waterways, mountains, skies, plants and animals from this land and thank our ancestors for their ceremonies of story-telling, music, dance and celebration.

We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and promise to learn to live in a community that is part of the oldest living culture on Earth and move forwards together to a place of equity, justice and partnership.

We recognise that First Nations sovereignty was never ceded. This was and always will be Aboriginal Land.