Internationally renowned music program.
- Training Band
- Training Strings
- Wind Ensemble
- String Orchestra
- Concert Band
- Chamber Strings
- Symphonic Band
- Stage Band
- Jazz Band
- Big Band
Every year each core ensemble attends its own two day music camp in Healesville allows the students to be able to spend time working in specialist instrumental sections and ensemble rehearsals with some of the best guest conductors and tutors from around Australia and overseas.
Our ensembles participate in regular regional, interstate, and overseas tours. Previous destinations include the United States of America, China, Japan, Sydney, Queensland, Adelaide, Hobart, and various Victorian regional towns.
Eltham High School Symphonic Band
Over many years the Eltham High School Symphonic Band has built a prestigious reputation both locally and internationally. Highlights include performing at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago in 1997 and presenting two Education Clinics in 2014.
In 2014 they toured the USA. As part of this tour they had the opportunity to work with some great composers, conductors, and educators; including Prof. Mark Camphouse, Dr. Dennis Layendecker, Michael Markowski, Dr. Noa Kageyama, Jeff W. Ball, and Maria Schneider, and performed in concerts with the United States Air Force Band and the Brooklyn Wind Symphony. The Band also presented at the Midwest Clinic assisting Dr. Ingrid Martin and Jodie Blackshaw with their repertoire and education clinics.
In December 2017 they toured Japan. As part of this tour they had the opportunity to work with some great ensembles, composers, and educators; including members of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Osaka University of Music, Shinonoi High School, Hirokazu Fukushima, and Mr Manabu Inoue.
The Symphonic Band has been fortunate to work with many great Conductors and Composers over the years, including Frank Ticheli, Prof. Mark Camphouse, Dr. John Lynch, Dr. Steven Davis, Dr. Stephen Peterson, Dr. Nicholas Enrico Williams, and Dr. Dale Lonis just to name a few.