The State Wind Bands provide an opportunity for talented students in NSW Public Schools to perform in a state ensemble under the direction of professional conductors.State Bands perform repertoire chosen to challenge and extend students' musical skills. 60 students from across New South Wales will be selected for each ensemble.
Two symphonic wind bands will be formed:
- Senior State Wind Band for Years 8 – 12 students.
Students should be a minimum of AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent.
- Junior State Wind Band for Years 5 – 8 students.
Students should be a minimum of AMEB Grade 4 or equivalent.
Applications for 2020 will open in Term 1.
Senior State Wind Band Dates
Rehearsals - 15 & 16 August 2020 at The Arts Unit, Lewisham
Performances - 17 & 18 August 2020 at Sydney Opera House
Junior State Wind Band Dates
Rehearsals - 22 & 23 August 2020 at The Arts Unit, Lewisham
Performances - 24 & 25 August 2020 at Sydney Opera House
Successful applicants will commit to: 2 rehearsal days in Sydney, plus 2 rehearsals and performances at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Department of Education Festival of Instrumental Music.
Once an applicant is accepted, participation in all sessions is mandatory and no variation to this schedule is possible. Please be sure that your child is able to commit to the full program before applying.
Cost for 2020 (payment not required until selections are made)
- Metropolitan Students - $110
- Non Metropolitan Students - $82.50
- Rural & Remote Students - 25% discount on the participation fee
As part of The Arts Unit's support of the Department of Education and Communities' Rural and Remote Education blueprint for action, we are excited to be able to offer a 25% discount to students from rural and remote schools to attend the State Band.
Please note: If interest exceeds available funds, allocation of the Participation Subsidy will be prioritised based on remoteness. Subsidies will be confirmed with acceptance notification.
Students will organise their own travel to and from rehearsals and performances.
Students will be supervised by DoE teachers during rehearsals and performances.
For further information please contact Di Hall on firstname.lastname@example.org or (02)6755 5063, 0411 704 654