Newcastle Strings consists of three string ensembles, two for primary school string players (Junior and Intermediate Strings ) and one for secondary school students (Senior Strings). Each ensemble rehearse on Monday afternoons during term time at Merewether Highschool.
Junior Orchestra – 4-5pm
Intermediate Orchestra – 4-5.15pm
Senior Orchestra – 4.30-6.15pm
Outstanding primary students will be invited to play in the Senior Newcastle Strings providing they also play in Intermediate Strings.
Over the year the ensembles will work on 2 programs, have several performance opportunities and participate in a day workshop. Newcastle Strings will also participate in a regional tour towards the end of term 4.
Children will be placed in the appropriate ensembles according to their standard of playing. As a guide, the minimum level of achievement for the Newcastle Senior Strings is AMEB grade 4 or Colourstrings book E or equivalent. Please contact us if you would like more information.