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Local Arts Programs

Celebrating excellence in creative and performing arts education in our public schools

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Bandwidth Newcastle is an annual band expose for contemporary bands, including rock, folk, blues, metal, RnB and rap from NSW public schools, hosted by Hunter School of the Performing Arts. 

The event provides students with tips and advice via brief seminars throughout the day from a variety of industry experts, as well as the opportunity to perform in a professional setting to a large crowd. Students and teachers also gain the opportunity to network with peers from across the region.

Current DoE COVID-19 guidelines, in consultation with NSW Health, will be strictly adhered to and you will be advised immediately of any changes required.

2021 dates

Friday 5 November (Term 4 Week 5)

9am - 2pm


Hunter Theatre
Cameron Street
Broadmeadow NSW 2282


Darren Ponman - Coordinator
Email: darren.ponman1@det.nsw.edu.au  

Heather Williams – Arts Coordination Officer
Email: heather.l.williams@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 0448 556 818 


To apply complete the 2021 online application form.

Schools will be required to submit a 1 minute video of the group they deem most appropriate/experienced as part of the application process. 

Entries close Friday 24 September. 

Further resources

Watch videos from past Bandwidth events.

Promotional flyer for your school.