Applications are now open.
The New South Wales Public School Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) and Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO) perform at notable Sydney venues and tour regional New South Wales. Membership is by audition.
Instrumental Ensembles 2022
For further information and to apply for an instrumental ensemble complete the online application form.
Applications close Sunday 14 November 2021.
About the ensembles
The Arts Unit offers 2 weekly wind ensembles that rehearse weekly at Lewisham:
- NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) – advanced wind ensemble
- NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO) – intermediate wind ensemble
The Arts Unit offers 2 seasonal ensembles for students who cannot attend weekly ensembles in Sydney.
- Senior State Wind Band (Years 8 to 12) – a minimum of AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent required
- Junior State Wind Band (Years 5 to 8) – a minimum of AMEB Grade 4 or equivalent required
These ensembles perform regularly at the Sydney's finest venues, present concerts and workshops in regional NSW, and have toured internationally. The ensembles proudly celebrate a long history of high achievement in national and international competitions and festivals.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE)
Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO)
State Wind Bands
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).