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Primary Wind Ensemble

Region: Regional North | Newcastle/Lake Macquarie/Maitland
Years 3 to 6
Local arts program Public schools Music

The Primary School Wind Ensemble is for NSW public school primary aged students that currently do not have access, or have limited access (perhaps a very small or developing ensemble), to a band at their own schools.

The ensemble will target talent development for students from Years 3-6 that have a minimum of 12 months of lessons and are familiar with the workings of their instruments. Students are expected to receive weekly lessons on their instruments as students are expected to work on the ensemble music throughout the year.

The Primary Wind Ensemble also includes selected High Potential and Gifted students from local public schools who are gifted musicians, to act as leaders and mentors for each section of the ensemble. 

2023 student registrations are now open!

How to apply

2023 Rehearsals

  • The ensemble rehearses during school hours, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Newcastle Conservatorium.
    • Rehearsal 1 - Wednesday 29 March (This is a new amended date)
    • Rehearsal 2 - Wednesday 3 May
    • Rehearsal 3 - Wednesday 31 May
  • Music will be given out to students at the rehearsals.
  • Semester 2 rehearsal dates will be confirmed later in the year.


Primary Wind Ensemble 2022 collage



David Goeldner
Band Coordinator
Eleebana Public School
Heather Williams
Arts Coordination Officer


Newcastle Conservatorium
Cnr Laman Street and Auckland St
Newcastle NSW 2300

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