Symphonic Wind Orchestra

The Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO) provides the perfect training and performance environment for over 70 young wind, brass and percussion musicians from across NSW. They explore a diverse range of repertoire from popular 20th Century film scores and jazz standards through to core orchestral repertoire. Through large scale public performances, regional tours and intensive rehearsals and tutorials, the Symphonic Wind Orchestra is a fantastic opportunity for young wind, brass and percussion players to develop their ensemble skills, musicality and technique.

The Symphonic Wind Orchestra falls under the baton of James Pensini (SYO Alumni). 

Repertoire Highlights

Star Wars by John Williams


Pines of Rome by Respighi


First Suite for Military Band by Holst


Flourish by Vaughan Williams


Handel in the Strand  by Percy Grainger


Mars and Jupiter from The Planets by Gustav Holst


Declaration Overture by Claude Smith


Crown Imperial by William Walton


Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner


Molly on the Shore by Percy Grainger

Concerts and Events
Past Events

SYO Activate

SYO Activate was a wonderful event which showcased all the hard work each of our ensembles have put in over the past year. The end-of-year

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Coming Up

2022 Winter Showcase

Winter Showcase Saturday June 25 10am – 8pm The Sydney Conservatorium of Music About Conductors Concert Details Winter Showcase is an opportunity for our young

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“Playing with the SYO has been the best experience for me. All of the conductors, tutors and staff are so encouraging. The playing of your instrument excels rapidly, like no other group I know. It is wonderful to get together with an awesome lot of people who just want to produce and perform beautiful music. The people are great, the music is fantastic. Heaps of friends to be made.” –Sean




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