Instrumental Ensembles

Years 5 to 12

Weekly music ensembles develop high-level music skills, while seasonal state ensembles meet for intensives before festival performances. Expert tutors for all ensembles enhance the musical experience for the students.

Instrumental ensembles are open to NSW public school students in Years 5 to 12. Membership is by audition. All students must re-audition every year to become a member of an instrumental ensemble.



Applications for our weekly ensembles are now closed for 2024. 

For information about the NSW Public Schools Millennium Marching Band, follow the link or email Katrina Andrus. 2024 applications are now closed.

Ensemble standards

  • Approximate standard for our intermediate ensembles (State Wind Orchestra, Stage Band, String Sinfonia and Millennium Marching Band) is AMEB grade 4+.
  • Approximate standard for our advanced ensembles (State Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra) is AMEB grade 6+.


Adele Kozak
Music Support Officer
The Arts Unit
02 8512 1188