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  Mon 9 til Wed 11 October

Year 12 Practice Exams

 

Tuesday 24 October

Last day for year 12 students

 

Wednesday 1 November

VCE Year 12 Exams commence

 

Tuesday 7 November

Melbourne Cup day holiday

 

Monday 20 November

Yeatr 10/11 SWOT Vac

 

Tuesday  21 until Friday 24 November

Year 10/11 Exams

 

Monday 20 until Friday 24 November

Year 8 Camp

 

Monday 27 November

Year 8 Exams

 

Tuesday 28 November

Year 9 Exams

 

Friday 1 December

Course Confirmation Day - Student Free Day

 

Monday 4 until Tuesday 12 December

Headstart Program

 

Tuesday 12 December

Year 7 Orientation Day

 

Thursday 14 December

Bridgewater Picnic Day

 

Wed 13 until Wed 20 December

End of Year Program

 

Friday 22 December

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Instrumental Music

The Portland Secondary College is very proud of the achievements of our instrumental music program.  Auditions are held for interested students, at the beginning of the year for the following instruments - Trumpet, Trombone, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Drums.  Instrumental tuition is for one period per week, in which students are taught in small groups.

 

Students are withdrawn from other classes for their instrumental lessons on a rotational basis.

 

Our music program offers students of all ages opportunities to perform in public in a variety of bands. Our Senior Band has performed interstate, toured China in 1997 and enjoys an excellent reputation. We also performed at the Olympic Torch Concert and with the Australian Navy Band in Cerberus.

 

Our long-term association with Don Burrows has given the band strength in Jazz and improvisation.

 

Portland Secondary College Soul Band gives students experience in soul, funk, rhythm & blues and rock styles.

 

Portland Secondary College Rock Band gives students experience in rock music and singing.

 

Portland Secondary College Choir gives students experience in singing and performing.

 

Portland Secondary College music students are great ambassadors for the school and the Portland community.

 

Increased self-discipline, self-motivation, socialising skills and confidence will develop through participation in the instrumental music program.

 

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Portland Secondary College music staff.