​Applications are now open for 2024!

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About the Band

2024 marks the 30th Anniversary 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.
Students are auditioned from all across the greater Sydney area to form a 100+ piece concert band.

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 2023 ensemble are also welcomed to apply.


Fees for 2024 total $600. 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 2024 click here.

Audition Requirements

For more information regarding auditions please click here.

Closing Date for Applications

Friday 26th April, 2024

2023 members will be required to re-audition for the 2024 ensemble.

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