Bandlink Newcastle

Region: Regional North | Newcastle
Year 5 to 12
Local arts program Public schools Music

Bandlink Newcastle is a 2 day workshop for Year 5 and Year 6 students, as well as secondary students at NSW public schools providing an opportunity to play in a large ensemble under the guidance of professional conductors and musicians. Students learn specialised instrumental and ensemble skills which culminate in a concert at the end of the workshop.

In 2023, 3 ensembles will be created in 3 levels:

  • Primary beginner band,
  • Primary intermediate and advanced band,
  • Secondary band.

2023 dates

  • Monday 22 May and Tuesday 23 May (Term 2 Week 5)
  • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.

How to apply

Entries will open Term 1 2023.

  • Teachers will need to complete the Bandlink Newcastle school application form. 
  • Schools will also need to complete and return the Bandlink Newcastle instrument form to when applying.  


  • $70 (incl GST) per student


  • Newcastle City Hall, King St Newcastle 2300

Further information

  • Students should wear appropriate clothing to participate in a practical workshop.
  • Students are required to bring all food and drink to the workshop each day.

Bandlink 2022 collage


COVID-19 notice

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 and restrictions.

Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.


Ian Cook
Di Hall
Arts Coordination Officer
Tamworth Education Office


Newcastle City Hall
King Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

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