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Upcoming Events

 

Friday 19th November

Year 10/11 SWAT Vac

 

Tues 20 until Fri 23 November

Year 10/11 Exams

 

Thursday 22nd November

Year 12 Formal

 

Tuesday 4th December

Course Confirmation Day (Student Free Day)

 

Wednesday 5th - 7th December

2019 Headstart Program (Year 8, 9 & 10)

 

Monday 10th December

- 2019 Headstart Program (Year 11 & 12)

- Orientation Day Year 7  2019 students

 

Wednesday 12th December

Presentation Night (students attend at Civic Hall, if notified)

 

Thursday 13th December

End of Year Program

 

Thursday 20th December

Student Free Day (Safety training - all staff)

 

Friday 21st December

Last day for staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Students are withdrawn from other classes for their instrumental lessons on a rotational basis.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