School Band and Music Program

The outstanding Darwin Middle School Music Program supports students to develop their skills, providing them with the opportunity to showcase their talents, develop a sense of accomplishment and achieve a strong sense of pride.

About the program

Darwin Middle has state of the art Music facilities including a recording studio, rehearsal studio, dedicated percussion rehearsal rooms and a Music Technology Lab. These outstanding facilities provide an exciting pathway for students to explore and develop their creative talents and foster innovative minds.

The music elective caters to the full range of students abilities from the novice to the most advanced. Students will develop their musical potential through attaining further knowledge and skills using integrated musical activities. The students may play their chosen instrument solo and in groups, developing their confidence through public performances.

Concert Band Program

Students of all levels have the opportunity to perform in the Darwin Middle School Concert Band, this involves weekly rehearsals with the conductor in conjunction with music lessons and support lessons from the NT Music School (see more information about NT Music School below).

The band regularly performs at community events such as The Seabreeze Festival, Senior Citizens Concert, Raintree Park in the CBD and The Quarter at Casuarina.

Musical Instrument Program

Darwin Middle School has made a significant investment in purchasing quality musical instruments for students to hire at a minimal fee during their time with the Concert Band. This supports the musical pathways for students who do not own a musical instrument.

These instruments include:

  • Yamaha Concert Glockenspiel Yanigasawa Baritone Sax
  • Yamaha Xylophone Yamaha Tenor Saxophone
  • Yamaha Junior Drum Kit Yamaha Alto Saxophones
  • Pearl Drum kits Yamaha Trumpets
  • Roland TD-4 Electric Drum kit Yamaha Clarinets
  • Besson Eb Tuba Yamaha Flutes

School Band and Music Program

NT Music School

Students can apply to enrol in instrumental music lessons provided by the NT Music School on flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass guitar and percussion.

Students may also be invited to join the NT Music Schools Ensemble Program which aims to improve and expand the musicianship of our students through regular opportunities to play with other students and perform publicly.

School Band and Music Program