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Central Coast Symphonic Wind Orchestra

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The Central Coast Symphonic Wind Orchestra (CCSWO) is a musical extension program for high school aged student musicians who play woodwind, brass or percussion instruments on the NSW Central Coast.

CCSWO is one of the Conservatorium's Premier Ensembles and aims to complement and enhance the learning and performance experiences gained in school band programs by further challenging students who have gained a high degree of musical proficiency.

This program provides students with opportunities for extension as they:
  • Rehearse and perform repertoire of a very high standard
  • Perform in professional and public venues including our annual invitation to the Northern Sydney Symphonic Wind Ensemble (NSSWE) Spring Music Festival at the beautiful Concourse Concert Hall in Chatswood
  • Develop their musical skills and talent under the direction of highly qualified and dedicated conductors
  • Share their love of music with like-minded peers through social interaction and engagement 

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 5.00-7.00pm
Director:          Patrick Brennan

Location:        Central Coast Conservatorium, Gosford 
Auditions:        Entry is by audition Apply for an audition here

Audition requirements: Students are required to play one scale and 1 piece of music of their choice that demonstrates their current playing level and skills.
Please email any enquiries to or phone (02) 4324 7477.
Auditions are held at the Conservatorium, 45 Mann Street Gosford.

Visit our 'Come to an Event' web page to view upcoming Premier Ensembles Concerts or go to the Conservatorium's Facebook page for up-to-date information.
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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4 
(Saturday Strings concludes 28 March)

Term 2
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7 
(Saturday Strings concludes 27 June) 

Term 3
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/9 
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September) 

Term 4
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.