The School of Music offers a wide range of ensemble opportunities for all members of the ANU community including staff, students and visitors. The ensemble offerings vary from year to year. A core group of ensembles form part of the Performance Major for students studying the Bachelor of Music. Entry to these ensembles is based on audition and ensemble need.
ANU Jazz-Contemporary Combos
Play traditonal and innovative styles of jazz in small ensembles
Rehearsal: Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
John Mackey and Mark Sutton
Rehearsal: Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm
John Mackey, Mark Sutton, Greg Stott
Rehearsal: Friday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Band of the RMC Duntroon
Directed by: Sally Walker
Rehearsal: Intensive rehearsals prior to concert RMC Duntroon
The Band of the Royal Military College, often referred to as RMC Band or the Duntroon Band is based in Canberra. Its role for the Army and the Australian Defence Force is predominantly ceremonial in support of Vice-Regal and government agencies, Defence Headquarters and the Royal Military College, but off the parade ground it performs as a concert band and has a variety of smaller ensembles as well.
These ensembles include a concert band, marching band, stage band, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, jazz ensemble, rock band, dixie band (known as the Steamboat Stompers), saxophone quartet, clarinet quartet, and woodwind trio. This versatility enables the band to cover all ceremonial tasking in the ACT and to perform a regional role through community engagement.