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.

wind ensemble performing

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 – 27 August to 30 August, 2022 (Term 3 Week 7)
  • Junior State Wind Band – 29 August to 1 September, 2022 (Term 3 Week 7)
  • These bands perform at the Festival of Instrumental Music at the Sydney Opera House, 29 August to 1 September 2022 after 2 days of rehearsal.

Applications for the State Wind Bands are now open!


Steve Williams
Student Music Programs Officer (Years 5 to 12)
The Arts Unit
Music Support Officer
The Arts Unit
Di Hall
Arts Coordination Officer
Tamworth Education Office
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