Primary Wind Ensemble

Region: Regional North | Newcastle/Lake Macquarie/Maitland
Years 4 to 6
Local arts program Music

The Primary 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.

The ensemble will target talent development for students from Years 4-6 that have a minimum of 12 months of lessons and are familiar with the workings of their instruments. Students are expected to receive weekly lessons on their instruments as students are expected to work on the ensemble music throughout the year.

The Primary Wind Ensemble also includes selected High Potential and Gifted students from local public schools who are gifted musicians, to act as leaders and mentors for each section of the ensemble. 

How to apply

  • 2024 applications have now closed. For any enquiries please email Heather Ross.
  • The registration form collects student medical information and permissions to publish consent.

2024 Rehearsals

The ensemble rehearses during school hours, from 9 am to 2:30 pm.

  • Rehearsal 1: Friday 22 March (Term 1 Week 8)
  • Rehearsal 2: Friday 17 May (Term 2 Week 3)
  • Rehearsal 3: Friday 28 June (Term 2 Week 9)

Music will be given out to students at the rehearsals.


Primary Wind Ensemble 2022 collage



David Goeldner
Band Coordinator
Eleebana Public School
Heather Ross
Arts Coordination Officer
0448 556 818


Newcastle Conservatorium
Cnr Laman Street and Auckland St
Newcastle NSW 2300

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