Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

Welcome to Newcastle Strings!

Newcastle Strings is an exciting organisation led by esteemed musician, conductor,composer and violinist/violist David Banney. Our mission is to inspire, encourage and develop young string players in the Hunter area through various integrated and multifaceted initiatives. We believe that music education  is enriched by the sense of community and strong friendships that are formed in ensemble playing. 

Every Monday afternoon, we provide a space that celebrates music through creativity, participation and learning. We inspire our community by providing quality private and group music education, community collaborations and performance opportunities for all our young musicians. 


Rehearsals Merewether High School - Broadmeadow

Monday afternoons starting at 4pm for Junior and Intermediate Strings 

5pm for Senior Strings

(Please use double gate in Polkobin Street)


important information

August 2017

Newcastle Strings are proud to be involved in the "Festival Strings" in the 2017 NMF.In addition to our regular Monday rehearsals the schedule is as follows:

- Sunday August 6th, 2-4pm, Newcastle Grammar School (union st campus)

- Saturday August 19th, 10 - 11.30am, Christ Church Cathedral 

- Sunday August 20th, 12 - 1pm, Church Church Cathedral 

- Sunday August 20th, 2.30pm Concert (Christ Church Cathedral)


Newcastle Strings students DO NOT need to register but if you have friends or family that might like to play (all ages welcome) then they can register here