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Instrumental Ensembles

Years 5 to 12

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.

cellos performing on stage

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.

Ensemble standards

  • 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+.


Adele Kozak
Music Support Officer
The Arts Unit
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