State Wind Bands

Years 5 to 12 music students

Applications have closed.

An opportunity to perform under the direction of professional conductors performing repertoire chosen to challenge and extend students' musical skills. The bands rehearse and perform at the Festival of Instrumental Music (FoIM).

wind band

About the bands

In 2021, one band will be formed through online audition process. Students from Years 5 to Year 12 are eligible to apply. A minimum standard of Grade 5 is required.


  • Student participation fee: $110 (incl GST)
  • Students from rural & remote schools: $35.00 (incl GST)

Event dates

Rehearsals - Sunday 5 and Monday 6 September 2021
Venue - The Arts Unit, Lewisham
Rehearsal and performance at the Festival of Instrumental Music - Tuesday 7 September 2021
Venue - Sydney Town Hall

Once an applicant is accepted, participation in all sessions is mandatory and no variation to this schedule is possible. Please ensure full commitment to the entire program before applying.

Important dates

Closing date for video audition applications: 21 July 2021
Notification to successful applicants: 30 July 2021
Music distributed to successful applicants by 6 August 2021


Students will experience an intensive rehearsal schedule working with professional conductors and tutors in ensemble and small sectional sessions to prepare for the performance. Music will be chosen to challenge the students technique and musical experience. Music will be sent to students prior to the rehearsals. 


Students will organise their own travel to and from rehearsals and performances.


Students will be supervised by Department of Education teachers during rehearsals and performances.


Di Hall
Arts Coordination Officer
Tamworth Education Office
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