We are very excited to announce that after a successful return in 2022, the Sydney Southeast Symphonic Winds (SSSW) program will continue in full force for 2023 to continue providing outstanding music education opportunities for students. Our committee are following the advice of the NSW Department of Education health and safety directorate, supported by a comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan. Our SSSW program will operate with some organisational and hygiene adjustments to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
2023 marks the 29th year of the Sydney Southeast Symphonic Winds ensemble (formerly known as the Sydney Region Band). Our goal is to provide advanced music education and performance opportunities for children in years 5-8 who are currently enrolled in public schools in and around the Sydney area.
The band has regularly performed at leading performance venues including the Sydney Opera House, Angel Place, Sydney Town Hall, Parliament House, Verbrugghen Hall and the Sydney Entertainment Centre, also representing the Department of Education at official events throughout Sydney.
We hold a yearly camp where the students work with experienced conductors and tutors, with regular rehearsals held at Caringbah North Public School. We also provide music teachers with professional development opportunities both as a part of the camp as well as through rehearsals and auditions.
Teachers can contact us to find out more.
Students are auditioned from all over greater Sydney to form a 100+ piece concert band. Information regarding the audition process is available Term 1 each year, with auditions occurring in early Term 2. For more details about auditioning and important dates follow the links at the side of the page.
Who Can Apply
Students in year 5, 6, 7 or 8 who are enrolled in a Public School located in the Sydney area.
Year 9 students who were a member of the 2022 ensemble are also welcomed to apply.
Fees for 2023 total $600. These fees pay for camp accommodation/meals/activities, music, expert tuition, administration, auditions, supervision, and band polo shirt (if required).
For a proposed list for 2023 click here.
For more information regarding auditions please click here.
Closing Date for Applications
Friday 28th April, 2023
2022 members will be required to re-audition for the 2023 ensemble.
To apply for a position, simply submit our online application form.
Applications are now open for 2023!