If you are a musician and would like to join the orchestra, we would love to hear from you! Generally our admission standard for members is AMEB Grade 8 or equivalent, but even if you are not sure if you meet this standard we encourage you to contact us for a discussion.

There are no formal auditions, but simply a trial period to see if you fit in with the current players. In order to ensure that the orchestra is able to give the best possible performance at each of its concerts, you would be expected to:

  • be available for most rehearsals
  • inform us well in advance of any rehearsal that you cannot attend
  • assist with setting up and packing up at rehearsal and concert venue
  • carry out sufficient private practice between rehearsals
  • pay annual or per concert membership fees

The NSSO is a voluntary organisation run entirely by its members. All members are expected to assist in this process, either by joining the committee or by being delegated with periodic duties in a fair and equitable manner.

We rehearse on Mondays from 7.30pm to 10.00pm in the Crows Nest Centre, Ernest Place, Crows Nest.

If you would like to join please  contact us .

Prospective members are asked to provide the following particulars:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Instrument played
  • Home address
  • Email address
  • Telephone numbers
  • AMEB level (or equivalent) and brief summary of your orchestral experience