Wind Ensembles

Years 5 to 12

The New South Wales Public School Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) and Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO) perform at notable Sydney venues and tour regional New South Wales. Membership is by audition.


    Applications are now open for the 2024 Instrumental Music Ensembles.

    About the ensembles

    The Arts Unit offers 2 weekly wind ensembles that rehearse weekly at Lewisham:

    • NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) – advanced wind ensemble
    • NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO) – intermediate wind ensemble 

    State Wind Bands

    The Arts Unit offers 2 seasonal ensembles for students who cannot attend weekly ensembles in Sydney.  

    • Senior State Wind Band (Years 8 to 12) – a minimum of AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent required
    • Junior State Wind Band (Years 5 to 8) – a minimum of AMEB Grade 4 or equivalent required

    Performance dates for State Wind Band:

    • Senior State Wind Band 
    • Junior State Wind Band 
    • These bands perform at the Festival of Instrumental Music at the Sydney Opera House


    Steve Williams
    Student Music Programs Officer (Years 5 to 12)
    The Arts Unit
    02 8512 1186
    Adele Kozak
    Music Support Officer
    The Arts Unit
    02 8512 1188
    Di Hall
    Arts Coordination Officer
    Tamworth Education Office
    0439 472 448