About the Band


2019 marks the 26th year of the Sydney Southeast Symphonic Winds (SSSW), 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 the Sydney area.


The band has regularly performed at leading performance venues including the Sydney Opera House, Angel Place, Sydney Town Hall, Parliament House and the Sydney Entertainment Centre, also representing the Department of Education & Communities at official events throughout Sydney. We hold a yearly camp where the students work with experienced conductors and tutors, and regular rehearsals are 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.


In 2019 there will also be an opportunity for a smaller number of students to form a select ensemble for specific events. These events will be in addition to the main ensemble and may also include the chance to showcase featured soloists.


Who Can Apply

Students in year 5, 6, 7 or 8 who are enrolled in a Public School located in the Sydney area.


Fees

Fees for 2019 total $570. These fees pay for camp accommodation/meals/activities, music, expert tuition, administration, auditions, supervision and band polo shirt (if required).


Rehearsal/Performance Dates

For a proposed list for 2019 click here.


Audition Requirements

Auditions will be held between Friday 3rd - Friday 10th May and will be held at Sylvania Heights PS, Caringbah North PS and Brighton-Le-Sands PS.

For more information regarding auditions please click here.


Closing Date for Applications

Applications for 2019 close on Friday 12th April. 

2018 members will be required to re-audition for the 2019 ensemble.

To apply for a position, simply submit our online application form.