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Instrumental Music Program

Welcome to the Sydney Secondary Instrumental Music Program

For current SSC IMP members, parents and carers looking for our calendar, permission notes and other information, please navigate to the SSC IMP website:

Sydney Secondary College Instrumental Music Program's 2018 Handbook is available here:

Sydney Secondary College (SSC) has an extensive and very successful instrumental music program (IMP) which includes students from across all three campuses of the college (Balmain, Leichhardt and Blackwattle Bay). The IMP is made up of over 250 students (roughly 10% of all students in the college) and so is one of the largest programs in the college and a highlight of cross-campus life for many SSC students.

These 250+ students are spread across the ten ensembles which make up the program. There are four wind bands, three string groups and three jazz groups, with many students participating in multiple ensembles. Each ensemble rehearses once a week before school during term time. All ensembles involve students from multiple campuses, and the college bus returns students to their home campus in time for the school day.

Each ensemble performs multiple times a term, and there are over 60 performances organised by the IMP in any given year. Every ensemble participates in the ONE concert (Term 1), IMP Music Camp (Term 2), NSW Band Festival or Australian Schools Orchestral Festival (Term 2 or 3), Music In The Park (Term 3) and either our November Nocturnes concert or Jazz At The Bay show (Term 4). Each ensemble also performs at assemblies, festivals, fetes and other internal/external events several times a year.

The SSC IMP caters for every musician, and our students develop from junior musicians through to performers at an exceptional level. Our ensembles regularly feature in the highest categories in regional competitions and festivals, and regularly place highly in their field. Many of our musicians are involved in The Arts Unit ensembles, regional groups, and highly-regarded events such as Schools Spectacular. The SSC IMP is proudly inclusive while developing students to become excellent musicians, students and human beings.