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 About BIMP   

The Bendigo Instrumental Music Program (BIMP) is a regional resource provided by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, which provides qualified teachers for instrumental music tuition in secondary colleges across Greater Bendigo.

Tuition is offered in stringed, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, as well as guitar.

For more detail see Enrolment Info page.

The program is administered through Eaglehawk Secondary College

and tuition takes place in the following Colleges:

 Bendigo Senior Secondary College

 Eaglehawk Secondary College

 Bendigo South-East Secondary College   (formerly Flora Hill Secondary College)

 Crusoe Secondary College    (formerly Kangaroo Flat Secondary College)

 Weeroona College Bendigo

Fees apply to the learning of a musical instrument. While the services of the instrumental teacher are paid by the Department, you will be required to pay an administrative fee, plus the cost of hiring the instrument unless you purchase your own. In addition, students are required to purchase a music tutor book, and other essentials as required, such as reeds for woodwind instruments, and replacement strings from time to time on guitars and other orchestral string instruments. Percussion players are required to own their own drumsticks. These costs vary from college to college, and from instrument to instrument, but typically, a student who hires an instrument might expect to pay between $150 and $400 for a year’s tuition.

BIMP xylophone

Music Week

Music week activities provide an ideal opportunity for all students to develop their skills in a relaxed yet intensely musical environment. The program over the week will offer students experiences in a variety of ensembles.

Following many years of successful music camps, the Bendigo Instrumental Music Program Staff have again organised an outstanding week of music activities, for students in years 7 to 10 currently learning instruments in Secondary Colleges around Bendigo and the region. We will have guest artists as both teachers and performers to provide a broad range of educational experiences for students.

The week will be held at Bendigo Baptist Church, 757 McIvor Hwy Junortoun and culminates with all students participating in a Gala Concert held on the final evening of Music Week. This concert gives students the opportunity to present their achievements over the week.
For more information or to apply for Music Week please Download This Form.

BIMP guitars
  Fretworks 

Now into its eleventh consecutive year, The Bendigo Instrumental Music Program is celebrating eleven years of Fretworks. This educational event was created to offer guitar, bass and drum kit students an opportunity to be immersed in all aspects of contemporary and classical music, from exploring genre to composition and performance.

 

Students will take part in workshops where they will meet accomplished musicians and participate in rehearsals and activities that provide an ideal opportunity for students to develop their skills in a relaxed musical environment.

 

Fretworks will be held at Bendigo Baptist Church, 757 McIvor Hwy and culminates with students participating in the Fretworks Concert on the Thursday evening. This concert gives students the opportunity to present their achievements over the week.

For more information or to apply for Fretworks please Download This Form.

BIMP Violinist

Summer Program

Summer Music Program provides students an opportunity to spend 4 days of music playing, rehearsing and engaging in workshops and recordings. It is held in the 2nd last week of Term 4.

The Bendigo Instrumental Music Program (BIMP) is a regional resource provided by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, which provides qualified teachers for instrumental music tuition in secondary colleges across Greater Bendigo.

Tuition is offered in stringed, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, as well as guitar. For more detail see Enrolment Info page.

 

 

BIMP acknowledges the traditional owners of the land we work and live on,

the Dja Dja Wurrung, and pays respect to their elders past, present and emerging.

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