Band is an extra curricular activity that is not funded by the school; it is run and supported by a volunteer parent committee and the P&C. Band fees cover professional band conductors’ salaries, music scores, competition entries and operational costs. School Instrument Hire covers equipment maintenance and purchases.

These fees are essential to the running of the band as it is self-funding and are non-refundable once the commitment is made to join band and the fees are paid.


BAND FEES & SCHOOL INSTRUMENT HIRE

Band fees are usually paid on either an annual or semester basis (Term 1 & Term 3), but we can offer a flexible payment plan to enable parents to budget for the fees involved. Arrangements for fee payments can be made by contacting the Band Treasurer, Susie Wu.

Tuition Fees

  • Training, Intermediate & Senior Bands:  $200 per semester (=$400 per year) for two weekly band rehearsals (paid in two instalments)
  • Jazz Band: $100 per semester (= $200 per year) for one weekly rehearsals



Instrument Fees

  • School Instrument Hire $200 annually for hire and annual service charges
  • Percussion Maintenance Levy $60 annually for drum, bass guitar, keyboard & glockenspiel players


[Note: Instrument Hire fee is not paid if you have purchased your own instrument privately].


Uniforms

A WHPS band black polo shirt is included with first year registration, however, band students must purchase black pants and wear black shoes  (ie, school shoes).





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