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School work experience

About the program

Since 2007 the Band of the South Australian Police has been hosting music students in years 10-12 from around the state who participate in a week-long work experience program.

Students get to:

  • observe the Band ensembles
  • take part in three days of rehearsals
  • participate in small group sectionals with mentorship by Band members on the same instrument
  • attend information sessions on all aspects of Band operations.

The work experience program is held at Thebarton Police Barracks, Band Room, located at the corner of Port Road and Gaol Road, Thebarton and startst at 8.00 am each day.

The program culminates with a free concert held at the ABC Studio 520 at Collinswood on Thursday, 4 July at 7.00 pm. The concert is primarily performed for family, friends, classroom and instrumental teachers, but is also open to the public. For more information on the concert, and to get tickets, visit the event listing.

At the end of the program students are provided with a recording of the concert, and have access to photographs and video of the concert and activities which they can use as part of their school portfolios and for assessment purposes. The program complies with Department of Education and Children's Services Workplace learning guidelines.


Constable Peter Overall
Phone 8207 4166