Weekly Instrumental Ensembles

The Arts Unit offers 6 weekly instrumental music ensembles. Weekly instrumental ensembles are open to NSW public school students in Years 5 to 12 and rehearse at The Arts Unit, in the grounds of Lewisham Public School. Membership is by audition and successful students become a member of their ensemble for one year. All students must re audition every year to become a member of a weekly instrumental ensemble.

How to apply

Applications to audition for the weekly instrumental ensembles open on our website in August to audition for membership for the following year.

Applications for 2021 instrumental music ensembles are now closed. If you would like to enquire about a late application, please contact Lindsay Pringle at lindsay.pringle2@det.nsw.edu.au or on (02)8512 1188

Cost

The annual cost in 2021 is $420 per student, per ensemble.

Venue

The Arts Unit, corner of Toothill Street and The Boulevarde, Lewisham NSW 

Ensemble standards

  • Approximate standard for our intermediate ensembles (SWO, Stage Band & String Sinfonia) is AMEB grade 4+
  • Approximate standard for our advanced ensembles (SWE, Jazz Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra) is AMEB grade 6+

 

student playing trombone

Instrumental ensembles

Wind ensembles

  • NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE)  advanced wind ensemble
  • NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO)  intermediate wind ensemble

More information about The Arts Unit weekly wind ensembles.

3 students playing violin

Orchestras

  • NSW Public Schools Symphony Orchestra  advanced ensemble
  • NSW Public Schools String Sinfonia  intermediate ensemble

More information about The Arts Unit orchestras.

The Arts Unit Jazz Orchestra students playing in a performance

Jazz ensembles

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

More information about The Arts Unit jazz ensembles.

 

COVID-19

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.

Contact

Lindsay Pringle at lindsay.pringle2@det.nsw.edu.au or on (02)8512 1188