Instrumental Ensembles - application form 2024

Applications are now open!

Applications will close on Tuesday 10 October by 5pm.

Live auditions for the 2024 Instrumental Music Ensembles will be held on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October.

Application process

  1. Complete the following web form application.
  2. Refer to the audition requirements for your instrument/s.
  3. Start preparing and practicing for your audition!
  4. A link will be emailed to you on Friday 13 October with access to the set excerpt/s.
  5. Your audition will be scheduled on either Saturday 28 October or Sunday 29 October and will be held at The Arts Unit at Lewisham Public School. You will receive your scheduled audition time via email on Monday 16 October.

Further information

  • Music programs and ensemble information
  • Approximate standard for our intermediate ensembles (Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Stage Band and String Sinfonia) is AMEB grade 4+.
  • Approximate standard for our advanced ensembles (Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra) is AMEB grade 6+.
  • Please see audition requirements for more information about instrument standard. If you wish to apply for our advanced ensembles please prepare 'set A'. If you wish to apply for our intermediate ensembles please prepare 'set B'. If you are unsure about which would be most appropriate for you, please consult with your instrumental teacher.

Audition requirements 

Please download the relevant document for your chosen instrument/s.

Brass audition requirements (PDF 157.2 KB) Percussion audition requirements (PDF 103.48 KB) Rhythm section audition requirements (PDF 96.81 KB) String audition requirements (PDF 150.61 KB) Woodwind audition requirements (PDF 159.93 KB)



The annual membership fees for 2024 are $480 per ensemble (paid as $240 per semester).

Contact details

Should you have any queries, please contact us at


Student details

Student gender

Parent/caregiver details

Please enter ten digits without spaces.

Instrument information

First instrument details
First instrument – ensemble choice
Second instrument details
Second instrument – ensemble choice

Student background information

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?
Is a language other than English spoken at home?

Disability support information

Are there any special circumstances about the student that the program coordinator should know prior to enrolment?
Additional learning and support needs, including disability
For example, speaking and/or listening
For example, hygiene, mealtimes and/or health care needs social support to engage safely with others
Please indicate any conditions the student experiences
Is there a documented plan to support the student’s additional learning needs at school?
Please upload the student's plan to support additional learning needs, or email [email address linked].
One file only.
16 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.

Online endorsement

I understand that I must gain approval from a parent/guardian as well as my school principal to participate in the 2024 NSW public schools instrumental music ensembles should I be successful in my audition.