Information for Students



Orchestra Information 2020

The Festival of Music for 2020 will be held early September in the Adelaide Festival Theatre.

Three orchestras consisting of approximately 30-35 public school students will be formed to accompany the choir and perform featured orchestral items.

Each orchestra is made up of a string, wind and rhythm section and rehearse at one of three locations, across the Metropolitan area.

Orchestra is open to any Department for Education student who will be in Years 5-10 in 2019 (school does not need to be participating in the Festival).

Members must attend:

  • Weekly rehearsals from 4:20pm to 6:00pm (one night a week)
  • Full day or half day workshops as required (maximum of 2)
  • 2 full day offsite rehearsals
  • 4 rehearsals and 4 performances at the Festival Theatre

Please note that extra workshops, rehearsals or venue changes may occur to further develop the students learning. These will be advised as early as possible to assist your planning.

Orchestra Venues
South Orchestra - Seaview High School - Thursdays 4:20pm - 6:00pm
Central Orchestra - Glenunga Int High School - Wednesdays 4:20pm - 6:00pm
North Orchestra - PSMF Klemzig - Thursdays 4:20pm - 6:00pm

- A fee of $55 is charged to cover cost of uniform and music folder.

Festival of Music Orchestra Vacancies 2020

We are seeking students for the following Orchestra Vacancies;

North Orchestra

  • Desperately seeking... Clarinet, Viola, Violin
  • Space for... Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Cello
  • No vacancy... Alto Saxophone, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboard

Central Orchestra

  • Desperately seeking... Electric Guitar, Trombone
  • Space for... Trumpet, Cello
  • No vacancy... Clarinet, Violin, Percussion, Keyboard, Flute, Alto Saxophone

South Orchestra

  • Desperately seeking... Viola
  • Space for... Cello, Violin
  • No vacancy... Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone

If are interested in joining the Festival Orchestra please contact Michael McConnochie, Orchestra Manager

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