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Arts Alive Combined Schools Band Program

The Arts Alive Combined Schools Band Program (AACSB) are weekly ensembles for talented musicians from public schools in Year 4 to Year 12.  The program consists of 3 bands:

  • AACSB Primary Concert Band - Year 4 to Year 6
  • AACSB Secondary Concert Band - Year 7 to Year 12
  • AACSB Jazz Ensemble - Year 6 to Year 9

Students must be part of their school band program to be eligible to participate in AACSB.

The bands offer musical extension to talented musicians who want to meet other like-minded students and play music to the highest quality.

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.


Applications are currently open for students to participate in the 2021 Arts Alive Combined Schools Band program.

Band members are required to attend weekly rehearsals during the school Term as follows:

  • AACSB Primary Concert Band -
    Monday 5:00pm - 6:30pm​
  • AACSB Secondary Concert Band -
    Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • AACSB Jazz Ensemble -
    Monday 6:40pm - 7:40pm

For more information and to apply visit the AASCB website.

Rehearsal venue                                

Belrose Public School
26 Ralston Avenue 
Belrose 2085


Matthew Hurditch – Program Coordinator 
Email: artsaalivecsb@hotmail.com

Peter Hayward – Arts Coordination Officer
Email: peter.s.hayward@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 0401 132 410