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My name is Mr Matthew Armstrong and I am the Band Instrumental Music Teacher here at Ashmore. I would like to welcome you and your child to the Instrumental Music Program for 2019. It is a very exciting time for your child as they either commence or continue their journey of learning an instrument. You will no doubt be pleased with the level of confidence that committing to learning an instrument will create in your child. 


Commencement note 2019.doc


2019 IM Handbook.pdf (PDF, 468KB)


When: Mondays & Tuesdays


Times: A rotating timetable will be used for lessons. This will be displayed in the instrumental music room as well as in your child’s classroom.




Where: The Instrumental Music room located in the Music Block.


Band Rehearsals: These are compulsory and an important part of the student’s musical development.


Concert Band – Tuesdays at 7:55am for continuing students


Jazz Ensemble – Tuesdays at 3:00pm for selected students


Novice Band – Starting date will be Term 2 2019. 


Requirements (as outlined in the IM handbook): Instrument, Method book (Sound Innovations), cleaning cloth, music stand for practice at home, display folder for sheet music.




Lessons only have 30 minutes of contact time per week so home practice is vital. To assist home practice, students will be given a subscription to a music program called Smartmusic ( To utilise this, it is necessary for students to have access at home to a computer or iPad for their daily practise sessions.


Thank you for your ongoing support, 


Matthew Armstrong


Experienced Senior Teacher – Instrumental Music






Particitipation Forms and External Equipment Request Form available for download



External Request for Equipment - EDQUIP EQ11​

Band Shirts - How to Order 2019


Concert Band Recording - Cake by the Ocean

Concert Band Recording - Song of Remembrance