Orchestra and Band

The Howick School of Music runs three Orchestras and three Concert Bands. These are held on Saturday mornings and are organised according to Grade/Level. Membership for students not taking lessons at HSM is $50/year. This membership contributes to our music library expenses so that we can continue to bring great concerts and music each year. Members who enrolled for 2021 Orchestra or Band will have their membership subscription waived for the 2022 year.

Howick Youth Orchestra

  • Rehearsals Saturdays 12.05- 1.05 pm.
  • Strings: Grade 6 and above.
  • Wind: Grade 7/8 by audition.
  • Percussion: by audition.

Symphony Orchestra

  • Rehearsals on Saturdays 10.35-11.20am.
  • Strings: Grade 3-5
  • Wind: Grade 5/6 by audition.
  • Percussion: by audition.

Junior Strings

  • Rehearsals on Saturdays 8.45-9.30am.
  • Strings only: Grade 1-3
  • Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Harp.

HSM Concert Band

  • Rehearsals on Saturdays 11.20am-12.05pm.
  • Grade 4 and above.
  • Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, Low Brass and percussion.

Wind Band

  • Rehearsals on Saturdays 9.30-10.15am.
  • Grades 1-3
  • Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, Low Brass and percussion.

Band Jam

  • Rehearsals on Saturdays 8.45am to 9.15am from term two.
  • Level 1 students only
  • Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Horn and percussion.

String Groups 1-3

  • Our String Groups are for our violin students who are level 1-3.
  • String Group Level 1 Tuesdays 4.15pm
  • String Group Level 2 Tuesdays 5.00pm
  • String Group Level 3 Tuesdays 5.45pm