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Specialist Music Program (approved)

Learning a musical instrument at school opens up a whole new world of opportunities. Students who learn an instrument become part of a large group of students who will work to create music together, ranging from Year 7 to Year 12.

Students who play an instrument develop many skills such as self-discipline, the ability to cooperate and interact with other students of similar interests. They also have an interesting, fun, and enjoyable way of occupying their spare time.

At Woodvale Secondary College we aim to offer new students the opportunity to become part of this group. With a large program, numerous ensembles and instrumental resources, we provide a musical opportunity that few other schools can provide.


Camps – Each of the three concert bands at Woodvale Secondary College participates in a yearly camp. The camps provide the students with an invaluable opportunity to mature and develop musically as an ensemble, whilst providing a range of other activities from team building, to cycling and abseiling.

Tours – Every three years the senior ensembles tour to an interstate or overseas location, performing concerts, and showcasing our students’ musical talent.

Awards – At the end of the ensemble year in Term 3, the John Feutrill Award for excellence in music is presented to the student who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to his/her musical studies. The award is open to all students in Years 7-12, and comes with a trophy and cash prize. In addition, there are awards for the top and most improved student in every ensemble.

Performance opportunities – Students in all years are involved in many varying performance opportunities, from our formal Semester 1 concert, to the senior cabaret night in Term 3.

Year 7 2020 Music Specialist Program

Applications will be accepted at College Reception from Wednesday 27 February 2019 until Wednesday 13 March 2019. Applications will be accepted between the hours of 8:30am and 12pm, or by appointment outside of these hours.


Please ensure you include the following documentation with your Application.

  • Completed Enrolment Application Form 2020 - see link below
  • Completed Music Specialist Program application form - see link below
  • Completed Music Specialist Reference Sheet x 2 - see link below
  • Copies of last year’s Semester 1 and 2 school reports
  • Birth certificate (originals must be sighted and a copy provided)
  • Immunisation report (originals must be sighted and a copy provided)
  • 3 x proof of address – must include two utility bills ie: water, gas, electricity (originals must be sighted and a copy provided).


Specialist Program General Information Booklet

Music Specialist Program Information 2020

Enrolment Application Form 2020

Music Specialist Application Form 2020

Music Specialist Reference Sheets 2020



Music Program


Coordinator : Ms Ruth MacDonald

Ph: (08) 9309 0808