Rehearsals are held on Wednesday afternoons in Beecroft

String Orchestra: 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Sinfonia: 5.00pm - 5.45pm
Wind Ensemble: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Symphony Orchestra: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Music and equipment
Players assist in setting up and clearing equipment and stands at all rehearsals and performances.

String Orchestra players and Symphony Orchestra players may need to bring their music stands to rehearsals. Please place your name/phone number on all instrument cases, stands and music folders.

Please keep your music in a black or navy blue A4 document display folder and bring it each week. All music, including photocopies, are to be returned to the NSYO library when requested.

It is the responsibility of each ensemble player to practice at home in preparation for rehearsals and performances. Practice music will be supplied.


The success of rehearsals and performances depends on the contribution of all players, so please be conscientious about your attendance. If for any reason you are unable to attend a rehearsal or performance, you must inform your orchestra manager in advance and as early as possible. To ensure our orchestras are the best they can be, please ensure you consider your attendance as a priority – you are a member of the team.

Musicians are expected to arrive 15 minutes early to help set up, tune and be seated ready to start rehearsal promptly at the scheduled time. Extra rehearsals  may be arranged from time to time. As much notice as possible will be given and normal absence conditions will be applied in all cases.