Weekly music ensembles develop high-level music skills, while seasonal state ensembles meet for intensives before festival performances. Expert tutors for all ensembles, enhance the musical experience for the students.
Instrumental ensembles are open to NSW public school students in Years 5 to 12. Membership is by audition. All students must re audition every year to become a member of an instrumental ensemble.
Instrumental Music Ensembles
Applications are now closed for the 2023 Instrumental Music Ensembles. For late applications, please email Jacqueline Shaw.
Applications now open
Millennium Marching Band
For further information and to apply for the NSW Public Schools Millennium Marching Band complete the following online application form.
- Approximate standard for our intermediate ensembles (State Wind Orchestra, Stage Band and String Sinfonia) is AMEB grade 4+.
- Approximate standard for our advanced ensembles (State Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra) is AMEB grade 6+.
Related digital resources
Practical teaching resources for your signing choir
Drawn from The Arts Unit 2022 choral series, these videos will support you in teaching your signing choir. There are three videos for each song: a lesson, a performance and a spoken version.
Teaching music in your primary classroom
Employing the unique experience and teaching expertise of Richard Gill, this interactive course provides a specific framework for teachers working with music in classrooms. Encompassing a range of media and interactive elements, including video, interactive information and progressive questioning to clarify pedagogy.
Related local arts programs
Primary Wind Ensemble
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.