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Western NSW Concert Band Workshops

Western NSW Concert Band Workshops are being held in 2021 to replace the Western NSW Band & Vocal Camp and Tour.

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 Year 5 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 Monday 19 July 2021 (Term 3 Week 2).

Orange Workshop dates

Monday 9 August and Tuesday 10 August 2021
(Term 3 Week 5)
9 am to 3 pm each day (Registration 8:30 am)


Orange Public School 
78 Kite Street, Orange

Dubbo Workshop dates

Wednesday 11 August and Thursday 12 August 2021
(Term 3 Week 5)
9 am to 3 pm each day (Registration 8:30 am)


Dubbo College

(You will be notified of which campus once nominations are finalised)


$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 Western Bandlink Workshops when each student enrols. 
  • Denison College Kelso High Campus will complete an interschool journal after Monday 19 July 2021 for the total amount owing from each school.  

Information for teachers

Teachers are invited to attend Bandlink along with their students (as an excursion). Schools are responsible for the cost of travel and teacher relief. However, individual students are able to attend the workshop without an accompanying teacher as supervision is provided.

Bandlink is a 2 day workshop program and overnight accommodation and travel is the responsibility of school and/or carers. 

Students may attend one or both events.

How to apply

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

Complete the online Bandlink registration form by Monday 19 July 2021 (Term 3 Week 2).


Di Reichelt - Arts Coordination Officer
02 6883 6328 or 0448 627 438