Entry Info

The Festival is a non-competitive, educational event. Musical Directors are free to choose the event level in which they enter their ensemble. The Festival has a range of events to accommodate ensembles of all ability levels.

What Event Should I Enter?


Musical Directors are encouraged to choose event levels which will challenge their ensembles. Please look at the






and the Music Previously Played to assist you in your decision.




If you are new to the Festival you are advised to check well in advance with your students and parents regarding any sporting commitments they may have on the day of the event. Remember, this is Australia. Sport matters! 


We understand that the level of school ensembles can vary markedly from one year to the next due to changes of personnel, however, in the spirit of the non-competitive nature of the Festival, and in order to preserve the integrity of the event, we pay close attention to the event levels in which ensembles are entered.


Ensembles playing music which is deemed below the acceptable level for a section may not be eligible for a Gold Award.


Ensembles must comply with the event time limits. If an ensemble plays significantly longer than the allotted time they may not be eligible for a Gold Award.


If an ensemble wishes to play a longer program they should enter in the next higher event category.


Please do not hesitate to Contact the Festival Director or a member of the Australian School Orchestral Festival Advisory Panel (TO BE ADVISED) if you have any questions regarding your entry.


Entry Payment


The ASOF online system will generate an invoice for each ensemble and send it to the email address registered for each individual ensemble.


If you do not receive an email you should re-enter the site, check that the email address is correct and click resend invoice.


Please ensure your entry payment is finalised promptly. Registration is not guaranteed until payment is finalised.


Earlybird Entry Fee: If payment is not finalised by the cut-off time indicated on the Festival website ensembles will be subject to the General Entry Fee.


If payment has not been finalised by the cut-off date an ensemble may be withdrawn to allow groups on the standby list to take their place in the event.


A pdf containing much of the information listed here on the ASOF site can be MD INFO PAGE DOWNLOAD HERE.