Students have the rare opportunity to play orchestral repertoire to the highest standard. Performing regularly in a range of high profile concerts, multiple performance opportunities at Sydney venues are offered throughout the year as well as tours.
Applications are now open
For further information and to apply for the NSW Public Schools Instrumental Ensembles, complete the following online application form.
About the program
Weekly instrumental ensembles are open to NSW public school students in Years 5 to 12 and rehearse at The Arts Unit, in the grounds of Lewisham Public School. 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.
The Arts Unit offers 2 weekly orchestral ensembles.
- NSW Public Schools Symphony Orchestra – advanced ensemble
- NSW Public Schools String Sinfonia – intermediate ensembles
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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.