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Bandlink Riverina Griffith Workshops

The Bandlink Griffith Workshops are being held in 2021 in place of the Riverina Combined Schools Music (Concert Band) Camp.

Led by professional tutors and experienced conductors, the program involves a series of two-day workshops consisting of large concert band and smaller tutorial sessions, bringing specialised skills to country NSW students. 

Bandlink caters for concert band instrumentalists (along with bass guitarists who read notation) of all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Interested public school students from Years 3 to 12 are eligible to apply. It is expected that all students who register will be accepted, unless maximum numbers are reached.

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. 


Applications are now open.  

Applications close Wednesday 2  June 2021 
(Term 2 Week 7). 

Workshop dates

Wednesday 9 June and Thursday 10 June 2021
(Term 2 Week 8)
9 am to 3 pm each day (Registration 8:30 am)


Griffith East Public School Hall
141 Wakaden Street

Information for teachers/students

  • Teachers are invited to attend Bandlink workshops along with their students (as an excursion).
  • The workshops will be excellent professional development for concert band teachers.
  • Schools are responsible for the cost of travel and teacher relief.
  • Students are reminded to bring a music stand if they have one (labelled), reeds valve oil if required, water, food and drink for morning tea and lunch.
  • Individual students are able to attend the workshop without an accompanying teacher as supervision is provided.
  • Bandlink is a two-day workshop program and overnight accommodation and travel is the responsibility of school and/or carers this year.

Bandlink Riverina Griffith Workshops are being staged in this location to save the students in Griffith area travel and accommodation. 

However, Bandlink is also running on 6 and 7 June in Wagga Wagga. Students may attend either or both of the Wagga Wagga and Griffith Bandlink workshops.

Select this link to go to the Bandlink Riverina Workshops page.

How to apply

Individual students may apply to participate in these workshops or teachers may apply on behalf of students.

Complete the Bandlink Riverina Griffith registration form by Wednesday 2 June 2021 (Term 2 Week 7).

Contact Di Alexander - Arts Coordination Officer diana.alexander@det.nsw.edu.au  0428 550 202 for late registrations.


  • $80 per student for the two-day workshop.
  •  Students (and staff) should bring their own lunch and morning tea.
  • Please note that accommodation (if required) is the responsibility of the participant.
  • Payment is to be made to the participating school using the title Bandlink Riverina Griffith Workshops when each student enrols. 
  • Wagga Wagga High School will complete an interschool journal after Friday 4 June 2021 for the total amount owing from each school.  
  •  Your school SAM may address enquiries to Angela Angel, SAM, Wagga Wagga High School on 02 6925 3611, Angela.Angel@det.nsw.edu.au


Vince Conlan - Bandlink Griffith Cordinator

Rhys Thomas - Bandlink Griffith Cordinator

Cheryl Walker - Bandlink Riverina Coordinator
Email: cheryl.j.walker@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 6925 3611

Di Alexander - Arts Coordination Officer
Email: diana.alexander@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 6937 3814