The String Ensemble

The String Ensemble perform for parents and guests at Presentation Night

Over the years the MSC band program, under the leadership of its outstanding directors and supported by an enthusiastic and dedicated group of parent volunteers, has established a reputation as one of the very best in NSW.

The core of the BoMSC program is the Wind Stream and String Ensemble.  All BoMSC Members must play in at least one of the core Wind Stream bands or the String Ensemble.

The Wind Stream comprises three ensembles: Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Wind Orchestra.  The optional extension ensembles (Jazz Stream and Chamber Orchestra) and Jazz Combo support additional musical styles.

The Jazz Stream ensembles comprise Swing Band, Stage Band, Big Band and Jazz Orchestra. The String Ensemble is a stream in its own right.  Chamber Orchestra comprises selected String Ensemble members and wind and brass instruments.  Jazz combo is the senior MSC jazz improvisation group, membership by invitation.

The jazz improvisation stream is a cross-campus group open to students at any of the five Northern Beaches Secondary College campuses.

Please click here for a diagram showing the structure of the BoMSC program.

For all enquiries about the band program please contact the BOMSC president Sarah Dowse:

Expression of Interest to join BoMSC Program
Please fill out the EOI form from here

News & Events

Help needed: 
Dee Why-Manly Fun Run co-ordinator of volunteers for band fundraising 3 February
The committee needs a parent to help source (in late 2017) and coordinate 60 volunteers (mainly students) for the drinks stations and course marshalling at the locally based Dee Why- Manly Fun Run on Saturday morning 3 February. Liaise with organiser from Fairfax. Assisted by the 2017 coordinator of this very successful fundraiser, Angela Aguam. Requires some experience with group emails and, ideally, with excel. A short but essential job with half of the funds raised going to the International tour. To volunteer please email

What’s on

2017 Band event calendar 

Term  Four Calendar

Orchestral Soiree
Friday 17 November – Mosman Art Gallery. Rehearsal 4pm, concert 7pm: CO/SE

Junior Band Regional Tour
Monday 27- 30 November: CB/SB/SwB

Year 7 Orientation Day
Tuesday 5 December- Manly Campus Hall: WE/SE

Presentation Night
Monday 11 December – Freshwater Campus gym: WE

Big Band Bash # 2
Tuesday 12 December – Freshwater Campus gym: All ensembles except JO

International Band Tours to Poland, The Czech Republic and Germany April/May 2019

Information about this senior band tour has also been sent by email to all eligible band members in wind and jazz bands in Years 8-10 (Years 10-12 in 2019) including students joining intermediate Manly Campus bands in 2018.
It would be spectacular to make this tour happen! The committee request band members and families get behind it by spreading the word and returning their expression of interest form and deposit by 8 December.
Enquiries to