Hastings Secondary College Concert Band is a new ensemble encompassing the long and proud tradition of Port Macquarie campus’s concert band and Westport campus’s instrumentalists. The Ensemble performs at many events both within the school community and state events such as Education Week. We also host many touring professional bands and ensembles.
The Hastings Secondary College Concert Band has been a proud member of the Hasting Valley Community of Schools Orchestra and is eagerly anticipating working with younger instrumentalists throughout 2015 and beyond.
The Port Macquarie Campus Stage Band, “The Meteors” commenced in 2013. This ensemble initiated due to the overwhelming numbers of highly developed instrumentalist students giving them the opportunity to experience performing within a professional band environment. The diverse repertoire, suitable for many occasions, has given The Meteors priority invitations for a number of events, always received with high accolades.
HATCH Big Band
HATCH Big Band formed in 2013 and is one of our fantastic Public School bands. It started due to interest from students and their band/music teachers to extend the skills and performance opportunities of our very talented music students.
HATCH stands for Hastings And The Camden Haven and includes students from Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus and Port Macquarie Campus. It includes students as young as Year 4 (10 years old) up to HSC students.
They have had a big impact in our local community, around Australia and internationally.
Hatch Big Band performed to wide acclaim at Port Macquarie’s BIG BAND BLAST in both the inaugural 2013 year and in 2014.
HATCH performed for Westport Primary School with another band visiting from New Zealand..
HATCH also won first place at the 2014 Port Macquarie Music Eisteddfod. The Forest High School from Sydney sought our Hastings Secondary College bands to accompany their tour of the NSW coast. Other performances are planned for the future.