Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensembles

The Arts Unit offers 2 weekly jazz ensembles:

  • The NSW Public Schools Jazz Orchestra  advanced ensemble
  • NSW Public Schools Stage Band  intermediate ensemble

These bands perform regularly in a range of jazz festivals and events, both have multiple performance opportunities at Sydney's finest venues throughout the year, and the Jazz Orchestra  has toured nationally and internationally.

Learn more about our ensembles in this interactive presentation.

Rehearsals details

Stage Band and Jazz Orchestra rehearse Tuesday afternoons, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at The Arts Unit, Lewisham.

Annual cost

$420 per student


Steve Williams, Student Music Programs Officer (5-12)  steve.williams14@det.nsw.edu.au or 02 8512 1186 
Lindsay Pringle, Music Support Officer (5-12)  lindsay.pringle2@det.nsw.edu.au or 02 8512 1188


Please note that the operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines.


The NSW Public Schools Jazz Orchestra performing "Hit the Ground Running" by Gordon Goodwin. May, 2018. Director: Steve Williams.

Hit the Ground Running - In Concert 2018