Instrumental Music Ensembles - application form

Applications are now open!

Applications will close on Friday 14 October.

Live auditions for the 2023 Instrumental Music Ensembles will be held on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 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 14 October with access to the set excerpt/s.
  5. Your audition will be scheduled on either Saturday 29 October or Sunday 30 October and will be held at The Arts Unit at Lewisham Public School. You will receive your scheduled audition time via email on Tuesday 18 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.


The annual membership fees for 2023 are $450 per ensemble (paid as $225 per semester).

Contact details

Should you have any queries, please contact us at 

Student details

Student name
Student details
Please select the school year you will be in next year (2023)

Parent / Caregiver details

Parent 1 / Caregiver details
Email confirmation of your application will be sent to this address

Student background information

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?
Is a language other than English spoken at home?
Is support required for the student due to a disability?

Instrument information

Ensemble choice for first instrument
Only include a second instrument if you wish to audition on this instrument as well as on your first instrument
Ensemble choice for second instrument
Please provide a brief summary of your previous musical experience.

Online endorsement

I understand that I must gain approval from a parent/guardian as well as my school principal to participate in the 2023 NSW public schools instrumental music ensembles should I be successful in my audition.