There are a number of performance opportunities we offer our students at Hills Shire Music. Our main concert is our annual school concert which is in term 4 each year. We showcase our students progress and the songs they have been learning throughout the year. They perform in a number of different ways including solo, group and band performances. Our teachers are there to help guide them and provide support as for many students it is their first time performing in front of an audience especially for our beginner students. We have many performances every year at our concert and the students gain confidence and improve every time they perform.

Other performance opportunities throughout the year include our Open Mic events for our every increasing singing students. This is held mid year at the end of term 2 and allows our students to showcase their progress to date.

Other showcases have included Australia Day, Crestwood Fair, Kenthurst Christmas Carols and The Hills Christmas Lights Summer Series Spectacular amongst other events. Our concerts are not compulsory or necessary to enrol at our school but they do offer performance opportunities which is a great way to develop confidence and performance skills. This helps them develop their music learning skills and helps prepare students for exams as they are required to perform in front of the examiners.

Concerts:

1. Open Mic Concert – approx week 9 in term 2.

This concert is for all our vocal students from beginners to advanced who wish to gain experience performing the songs they have been learning in their lessons. For singing students only and students who learn an instrument who also perform with vocals.

2. Mid Year Concert – approx week 9 in term 3.

This is for our beginner to intermediate students who have started learning with us and are keen to play their prepared music pieces in front of family, friends and other similar level students at a small to medium sized venue. For all instruments except our vocal students. Student who wish to sing with their performance are welcome to also.

3. Showcase Concert – approx week 7 in term 4.

This concert is for our advanced students who have progressed to a performance level as a soloist at a larger venue. The students who perform usually have 2 – 3 years lesson and performance experience or at least exam level grade 2 – 3 and up. We also organise duets, trios and small groups depending on the student levels and teacher recommendations. Students are chosen to perform based on their progress and exam level as well as enthusiasm to perform at our Showcase Concert. We also give medallions at the event to our top students in 2 categories for both performance and progress. It is a great concert with lots of fun and great performances. For all instruments including our singing students.

4. Christmas Lights Summer Series Spectacular Show – approx week 9 in term 4.

These shows are for our vocal students and woodwind students. We organise our vocal students in junior and senior groups and our flute and clarinet students also into groups and perform Christmas Carols at Castle Towers in Castle Hill in front of a very enthusiastic audience. It is followed by a spectacular light put on by the Hills Shire Council. These shows are very successful and are highly anticipated each year.

All our performers at all our concerts receive a Certificate Of Performance which is high quality and very well deserved.