Weekly Instrumental Ensembles

 

Applications for The Arts Unit 2019 weekly ensembles are now open! For more information or to apply, 

please visit our application page.

All Weekly Instrumental Ensembles rehearse at the The Arts Unit, in the grounds of Lewisham Public School, The Boulevarde, Lewisham. Membership is by audition and successful students will be charged an annual fee of $420 in 2019.

trombone player

Wind Ensembles

NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) - Advanced wind ensemble.

NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO) - Intermediate wind ensemble.

These ensembles perform regularly at the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Town Hall, present concerts and workshops in regional NSW, and tour internationally. 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, Lewisham.

violin players

Orchestras

NSW Public Schools Symphony Orchestra - Advanced ensemble.

NSW Public Schools String Sinfonia - Intermediate ensemble.

The orchestras are well known to audiences at the Sydney Opera House where they perform regularly as part of the Festival of Instrumental Music and Festival of Choral Music. Both Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia have multiple performance opportunities at Sydney's finest venues throughout the year and have toured nationally and internationally.

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

The Arts Unit Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Ensembles

NSW Public Schools Jazz Orchestra - Advanced ensemble.

NSW Public Schools Stage Band - Intermediate ensemble.

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

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

 

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 or lindsay.pringle2@det.nsw.edu.au.

For more information, check out our ensemble interactive information pack!