State Wind Bands - student application form 2023

Applications for 2023 are now open!

Please note that the 2023 State Wind Band will operate under the guidelines from NSW Health and the Department of Education. 

Please complete the following form to apply to be a member of the State Wind Bands. Ensure you check the information you submit carefully, especially your email address as this is our main form of communication we will use. 

  • For Senior Wind Band – Years 9 to 12, a minimum of Grade 5 or equivalent is required.

    They participate in workshops at The Arts Unit Lewisham, Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 August and perform at The Sydney Opera House Monday 14 - Tuesday 15 August

  • For Junior Wind Band – Years 5 to 8, a minimum of Grade 3 or equivalent is required.
    They participate in workshops at The Arts Unit Lewisham, Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 September and perform at The Sydney Opera House Monday 18 - Tuesday 19 September.

Student endorsement form

All applications must download and complete the following student endorsement form to provide teacher and principal endorsement.

The completed form should be uploaded at the conclusion of this online application to be considered. If you are unable to upload the complete application endorsement form at the time of submission please email it as soon as possible to


  • Sydney metropolitan student participation fee - $110 (incl GST)
  • Students from rural & remote schools- $85.50 (incl GST) 

Applications close Monday 29 May 2023.


Luke Wallace
Arts Coordination Officer

Student information

Student name
Contact teacher name
Principal name

Instrument information

Please provide a brief summary of your previous musical experience.

Parent/guardian 1

Parent 1 name
Home address

Parent/guardian 2 (optional)

Parent 2 name
Home address

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
Does the student require support for participation because of disability?
Is there anything that you do or modify at home that may help us to meet the student’s educational needs?
Please indicate any learning adjustments that may be required to allow the student to participate in this program? (complete only if applicable)
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 medical 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
One file only.
16 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.

Student endorsement form

Upload your student endorsement form signed by your parent/guardian, teacher and school principal here.
One file only.
16 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.
If you are unable to upload the complete application endorsement form at the time of submission please email it as soon as possible to

Behaviour code

We have read and understand the DoE Student Behaviour Code.

Talent release – publishing

In this release Department means the NSW Department of Education.

Explanation of the project

The NSW Public Schools State Wind Bands will conduct workshops on 12 – 13 August (Senior) and 16 – 17 September (Junior), with subsequent performances at the Festival of Choral Music  to be held at the Sydney Opera House on 14 – 15 August (Senior) and 18 – 19 September (Junior).

Description of the information that will be collected

The Department has advised that it will film, record and photograph students while they are participating in rehearsals, tutorials and performances.

Explanation of how the information will be collected

Students may be filmed and photographed while preparing and performing as part of the workshops, rehearsals and concerts. Background footage of students may also be obtained.

Explanation of where the information will be published

The information obtained about your child may be published in print and online publications of state, regional and local newspapers. It may also be shared on Department channels such as and/or and their associated media channels.

Description of the period during which the information may be used

The information published on any channel is for the purpose of promoting excellence in public schools NSW. These channels are monitored by NSW Department of Education staff and will remain active once published for an unlimited period due to the publishing nature of online content.

You may withdraw your consent at any time and the Department will take reasonable action to remove your child's information, however material that has been published on the internet may remain discoverable. Please contact The Arts Unit if you would like access to any photographs or recordings of your child.

I (the undersigned) am the parent/legal guardian of the above-named student.

I grant to the Department the right to photograph my child and to record my child’s voice, performances, poses, actions, plays and appearances in connection with the project described on page 1 of this talent release and any related project (Project).

I grant to the Department, its successors, assignees and licensees the right to use, all still and motion pictures and sound track recordings and records which the Department may capture of my child or of my child’s voice as a part of the Project, and the right to use my child’s name or likeness in or in connection with the exhibition, advertising, exploiting and/or publicising of the Project. I further grant the right to reproduce in any manner whatsoever any recordings including all instrumental, musical or other sound effects produced by my child, in connection with the production and/or postproduction of the Project.

I waive any right to inspect or approve any use of any photographs or recordings of my child by the Department. 

I agree that I will not assert or maintain against the Department, its successors, assignees and licensees, any claim, action, suit or demand of any kind or nature whatsoever, including but not limited to for breach or invasion of privacy, rights of publicity or other civil rights, or for any reason in connection with the Department’s authorised use of my child’s physical likeness and sound in connection with the Project.

I acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to any content captured as a part of the Project, including the copyright, are and shall remain the sole property of the Department, free and clear from any claims by me or anyone acting on my behalf.
The Department’s rights to content featuring my child’s physical likeness or sound captured as a part of the Project include, but are not limited to the right to:

a)    use, re-use, publish, and re-publish that content; 
b)    alter, modify or otherwise change that content in any manner the Department desires; 
c)    combine that content with textual matter and/or with other pictures and/or media; and 
d)    use the content for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, trade, publishing, or any other purpose whatsoever,

for the Project.

By my signature here I understand that I will, to the best of my ability, adhere to the schedule agreed to prior to the beginning of my child’s engagement. Additionally, I agree, to the best of my ability, to make my child available should it be necessary, to re-record their voice and/or record voice-overs and otherwise perform any necessary sound work required after the end of filming (if relevant). Should my child not be able to perform such sound work, I understand that the Department may enter into agreement with another person to re-record my child’s dialogue and/or record voice-overs and use this sound work over my child’s picture or however they deem appropriate.

I warrant that I am the parent or legal guardian of the above named child and that there are no restrictions that prevent my child from participating in the Project or any restrictions that prevent me from agreeing to these terms, and that the consent of no other person is required to enable the Department to make and exploit content captured as a part of the Project. I release and indemnify the Department, its assignees, and licensees from and against any claims arising from any breach of this warranty.


I certify and represent that I have read the foregoing and fully understand the meaning and effect; and (please select one of the following):

Permission to publish
Please email Luke Wallace at if you do not agree to and accept.
Sign above

Please note that participation in the program is not dependent on granting permission to publish (talent release)