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.

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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!

Enquiries

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