NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO)

Years 5 to 12 music students

The Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO) has a long history of achievement in state and national competitions. SWO tours to regional NSW providing opportunities for exchange experiences with local students and professional learning opportunities for teachers.

NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO) is an intermediate wind ensemble.

Membership is by audition and successful students become a member of their ensemble for one year. All students must re audition every year to become a member of a weekly instrumental ensemble.

students performing

Applications are now open for the 2024 Instrumental Music Ensembles. 

Ensemble standards

  • Approximate standard for our intermediate ensembles (SWO, Stage Band & String Sinfonia) is AMEB grade 4+
  • Approximate standard for our advanced ensembles (SWE, Jazz Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra) is AMEB grade 6+

Rehearsal details

SWO rehearses on Monday afternoons, 4.30 pm to 7 pm at The Arts Unit, Lewisham

Annual cost 

$480 per student 


Adele Kozak
Music Support Officer
The Arts Unit
02 8512 1188