Maxx Music Bands and Ensembles

For all musicians, there comes a point where they want to start playing music with other people in a band or ensemble.  Whatever the genre or instrument, the benefits of playing music with others is undeniable.  At Maxx Music, we understand the importance of playing in bands and ensembles for the development of a musician’s skills, confidence and experience.

Benefits of participating in bands and ensembles

Learning to play an instrument and singing is great for everyone with loads of known health and wellbeing benefits.  But did you know that playing in a band or ensemble brings even more advantages?   

Playing in bands and ensembles is the obvious next step for most musicians, and in doing so they develop a wealth of skills which will benefit them for the rest of their lives including listening and cooperation skills, time management and responsibility as well as learning to trust others and building lasting friendships.  Playing music with others is a great motivator for musicians of any age, as it provides additional purpose to practice and skills development.


Maxx Music Bands and Ensembles

Rock and Pop Bands

Building on the success of our School Holiday Band Program, we are introducing a Weekly Rock and Pop Band opportunity. We are looking for expressions of interest from young musicians who want to create awesome bands to both perform throughout the year, and just jam!

We require guitarists, bass players, drummers, vocalists, saxophonists, keyboard players…  We are aiming to create at least one band at each level which will rehearse weekly during school term time.  Bands will rehearse at our Castle Hill Music School from 4-5pm. Our Band program is open to musicians who are not Maxx Music students, so feel free to tell your friends.  Each band will be created as soon as we have sufficient members to create your perfect group.

Based on the School Holidays model, bands will be created at three levels:

Intro Band

You’ve been playing for about a year and know how to play basic chords/rhythms/songs but wouldn’t describe yourself as an expert yet. (8-12yrs)

Rock Band

You’ve been playing for a while and you’re pretty good!  You are looking for opportunities to meet like-minded musicians to explore playing together as part of a band (10-14yrs)


You are likely to be 13yrs+ and have been playing for several years.  You might have been part of a band before and are very confident in your abilities.

To get involved, please complete this Expression of Interest Form so we can find out more about you, your skills and availability.

Not ready to make a weekly commitment but want to give playing in a Band a go?  Check out our Band in a Day School Holiday program.


school holiday music activities, bands and ensembles. photo of happy girl playing ukulele

Maxx Music Uke Troupe

Maxx Music is creating a Uke Troupe!  We are looking for ukulele players who would like to be involved in a performance group, representing Maxx Music at public events throughout the year.  This is primarily open to Maxx Music students but is open to friends/family and others who play ukulele, so spread the word.

Suitability: This group is not for beginners.  We require all members to have a good knowledge of, and ability to play, at least basic chords and strums.

Commitment: Uke Troupe will rehearse for half a day each school holidays based on the availability of the majority of the group.  Students can continue to practice repertoire as part of their regular lessons.  A short, additional rehearsal will be scheduled closer to the date of the performance. Performances are likely to include, but are not limited to, The Orange Blossom Festival and Santa’s Arrival Parade in Rouse Hill Town Centre.

To get involved complete this Expression of Interest Form so we can find out more about you, your skills and availability.

Smiling boy playing ukulele as part of Maxx Music Bands and Ensembles program Rouse Hill
Girl singing as part of Maxx Music school holiday music activities. Bands and ensembles program Rouse Hill Castle Hill




(just off Victoria Avenue)




(near Rouse Hill Medical Centre)