About the Marching Band
Established in 1999, the band has toured far and wide, including New Zealand, USA, Canada, China and outback Australia.
The band performs at regular annual community events throughout the Hunter Region.
Embracing a strong culture of fun and respect, the marching band offers a fantastic opportunity for HSPA students to perform collaboratively across various music styles.
Band leaders value contributions and creativity from students in musical arrangement and choreography.
With a mix of popular classics, anthems and theme songs, the music delivers energy and rhythm to every live performance.
A dose of funk and groove is blended with traditional marching drills to entertain and engage the audience.
Who can join?
The Marching Band is open to all current year 5 to 12 students attending The Hunter School of the Performing Arts.
There are various sections including percussion, brass and colour guard.
The band accommodates all students from beginner level up.
There is a place for everyone with energy, commitment and a willingness to learn.
Uniform & equipment requirements:
Roc Strobe Black shoes with black socks
Plain white undershirt (t-shirt)
Band uniform hire is $100 per year (dry cleaning required on return)
Where needed, instrument hire is subject to availability. Cost is $150 per annum.
Band practice is in the HSPA Band Centre every Wednesday (during term) after school until 5.30pm.
Great Leadership & Support
Known to the students simply as "G", Kylie Gardner and “Lambo”, Doug Lambert are the Band Directors and driving force.
Parents of band members form the P&C Music Subcommittee to manage fundraising, finance and admin to enable tours and performances.
Possibly a world tour
Possibly a world tour
Support the band
Join the Committee
All parents/carers are encourage to join the P&C Music Subcommittee who plan and organise uniforms, equipment and other finance and admin requirements in relation to the band.
Annual Website Sponsorship
For only $50 per year, you can become our co-website sponsor and get you logo (linked to your website) in the footer of this website.
Sponsor or Donate
We would happily accept a financial donation to contribute to equipment, instruments, maintenance, transport and other ongoing band expenses.
We're always looking for fundraising ideas. If can facilitate a fund-raising initiative, please contact our committee (email in footer).