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Northern Beaches Secondary College

Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Improvisation Program @ NBSC Music

The Northern Beaches Secondary College (NBSC) provides a unique music and band program designed for high potential and gifted musicians, extending and enriching students' understanding of musical improvisation.

Students learn how music works and how to improvise. They learn to make their own music - finding their ‘voice’ – by combining theoretical understanding and how to put it into practice. Students practice basic to advanced improvisation in a band where individualised tuition is provided. All instruments are welcome (including vocalists).

The Improvisation Program is delivered by renowned Australian composer and musician, Colin Bright.  The program's bands, Offbeat, perform publicly at annual events including Manly Jazz Festival, Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Service as well as public performances at Northern Beaches Council events, College functions and in the local community.

Program Details

Venue: NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus, The Performance Theatre

Time: The program and band rehearsals are held once a week after school.

Application Forms

To register for the program, download and complete the forms below.

·         Enrolment Form

·         General Permission to publish & disclose information

·         Remittance Advice 2021 - Semester 1 & 2

·         Remittance Advice 2021 - Semester 1

·         Remittance Advice 2021 - Semester 2


Forward completed Application, General Permission to publish & disclose information and Remittance Advice to:


Alternatively submit via post or hand deliver:

Attention: Renata Grudic

NBSC Learning & Innovations Centre, 153 Harbord Road, Freshwater NSW 2096


Meet the Band Director and Band members

New students are welcome and encouraged to attend an afternoon session to meet the Band Director and other students. Please bring your instrument to join in.

Date: Friday 12th February 2021

Venue: NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus, The Performance Theatre

Time: 3.45pm – 5.00pm


General Enquiries

Colin Bright

Director, Improvisation Program@ NBSC Music

T: (0419) 208 974



Renata Grudic

College Head Teacher, Teaching and Learning

Northern Beaches Secondary College

T: (02) 9939 6942


Jazz Club 2017 performances on Youtube

Watch the Jazz Club 2017 performance highlights and runs for 7 minutes and 54 seconds.