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The Perth Modern School Wind Orchestra was established in 1968 and was the first such school ensemble in WA. As the premier school wind orchestra in WA the ensemble has been regularly called upon to perform at official and public events throughout the City of Perth and surrounds. Mr Coy has been director of the ensemble for the past 8 years and has premiered in Western Australia many Wind Band pieces with this ensemble. Miss Christmass is in her first year directing this senior ensemble after many years of wind band directing the school’s second band.
Neil Coy is employed by the Department of Education in Western Australia, through which he directs groups extensively within the Department, directing several bands and orchestras, including both the Senior Wind Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra of the prestigious Perth Modern School music programme. A graduate of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Neil holds a Bachelor of Music (Performance) in conducting from Edith Cowan University, and continues to be involved in the life of the University, currently lecturing in Instrumental Music Pedagogy and Ensemble Direction and Conducting units. In the past he has directed the University Wind Ensemble, and also guest lectured at the University of Western Australia on instrumental ensemble pedagogy. As a freelance trombonist, Neil has performed professionally in Perth for over twenty five years, mainly as a casual member of the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, but also with many visiting opera, ballet and musical theatre companies. A career highlight was performing in two concert seasons with the Prague Chamber Orchestra as part of their 2001 and 2006 Australian tour programmes.Back to the list of ensembles