Information for Students


Orchestra 2024

Why join a Festival of Music Orchestra

Joining the orchestra gives you the opportunity to:
  • play exciting and challenging repertoire
  • play amongst like-minded students and create lifelong friendships
  • perform on a prestigious stage in Adelaide – the Festival Theatre
  • experience a full season of performances (5 shows across 2 weeks)
  • play within a full orchestra (including rhythm section)
  • further develop your skills and techniques
  • take your musicianship to the next level
  • work with industry professionals
  • learn from highly accomplished conductors
  • perform alongside dancers and singers
  • play your part in a world class production

Expectations of Orchestra members

Orchestra is open to any Department for Education students in Years 5-10 (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 3)
  • 3 full day offsite rehearsals
  • 5 rehearsals and 5 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
PSMF Klemzig - Wednesdays 4:20pm - 6:00pm
Seaview High School - Thursdays 4:20pm - 6:00pm

Orchestra members are expected to: 

  • engage positively with the festival team
  • participate in all weekly rehearsals, full day workshops and programmed performances
  • prepare music for performances through weekly practice routines
  • cover the costs of materials including performance uniform
  • provide certain aspects of the performance uniform
  • take music to an instrumental teacher for support and skill development
  • be prepared for each rehearsal with appropriate materials including music, pencil and instrument

Cost - A materials fee of $80 (incl GST) is charged to cover cost of uniform, music folder and digital download of performances.