Weekly Instrumental Ensembles

All Weekly Instrumental Ensembles rehearse at the The Arts Unit, in the grounds of Lewisham Primary School, The Boulevarde, Lewisham. Membership is by audition and successful students are charged an annual fee of $390 in 2016.

Wind Ensemblestrombone player

There are two ensembles run by The arts Unit - the NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) and the NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO). These ensembles perform regularly at the Sydney Opera House and Town Hall, undertakes tours to regional NSW presenting concerts and workshops to regional students. The ensembles proudly celebrate a long history of high achievement in national and international competitions and festivals.

Rehearsals: Monday afternoons 4:30pm – 7pm at The Arts Unit.

Applications for 2018 are now closed. If you would like to enquire about a late application please contact Lindsay Pringle at Lindsay.pringle2@det.nsw.edu.au

Orchestrasviolin players

There are two orchestras run by The arts Unit - NSW Public Schools Symphony Orchestra and the String Sinfonia. These ensembles offer students a rare opportunity to play orchestral repertoire to the highest standard. The orchestras are well known to concert audiences at the Sydney Opera House where they perform regularly as part of the Festival of Instrumental Music and Festival of Choral Music. 

Rehearsals: Thursday afternoons 4:30pm – 7pm at The Arts Unit.

Applications for 2018 are now closed. If you would like to enquire about a late application please contact Lindsay Pringle at Lindsay.pringle2@det.nsw.edu.au

Jazz Ensemblesjazz band

There are two jazz ensembles run by The Arts Unit - the NSW Public Schools Jazz Orchestra and the NSW Public Schools Stage Band. These bands perform regularly in a range of jazz festivals and events both in Sydney and further afield such as the Generations In Jazz festival held annually in Mt Gambier. The ensembles have enjoyed great success and gained critical acclaim for their high standard of performance.

Rehearsals: Tuesday afternoons 4:30pm – 6:30pm at The Arts Unit.

Applications for 2018 are now closed. If you would like to enquire about a late application please contact Lindsay Pringle at Lindsay.pringle2@det.nsw.edu.au

Enquiries concerning the Instrumental Music Ensembles program should be directed to Steve Williams, Student Music Programs Officer (5-12) at The Arts Unit on 02 8512 1186 or Lindsay Pringle, Music Support Officer (5-12) on 02 8512 1188.