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About the Festival

The ASOF caters for primary and secondary school string ensembles and orchestras of all sizes and we have a range of events to suit ensembles of all ability levels. We run in conjunction with the NSW School Band Festival, providing an opportunity for all your school ensembles to perform on the one day.

So whether your ensemble has just been formed or has been playing for years, get on board and join the fun of the Festival!

About the Festival

The ASOF caters for primary and secondary school string ensembles and orchestras of all sizes and we have a range of events to suit ensembles of all ability levels. We also run in conjunction with the NSW School Band Festival, providing an opportunity for all your school ensembles to perform on the one day.

So whether your ensemble has just been formed or has been playing for years, get on board and join the fun of the Festival!

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ASOF News, Views and Events

ASOF News, Views and Events

Festival Background

Festival Background

The first Australian School Orchestral Festival was held in 2013 in response to requests for schools looking for performance opportunities for their growing string and orchestral programs.

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Our Patron

Our Patron

SBF Patron, Richard Gill AO, is one of Australia’s most well known and respected musicians. ‘Music making is a wonderful gift that has the capacity to stimulate your mind and imagination’

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The Venue

The Venue

The Sir John Clancy Auditorium is the eastern suburbs’ largest public auditorium and is ideally suited for our Festival. Click to find all you need to know about the Clancy.The Sir John Clancy Auditorium.

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Festival Background

Festival Background

The first Australian School Orchestral Festival was held in 2013 in response to requests for schools looking for performance opportunities for their growing string and orchestral programs.

READ MORE

Our Patron

Our Patron

ASOF Patron, Richard Gill AO, is one of Australia’s most well known and respected musicians. ‘Music making is a wonderful gift that has the capacity to stimulate your mind and imagination’

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Australian School Orchestral Festival Ltd is company limited by guarantee and has a strong leadership team with significant experience in running school music and music education events.

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Festival Venues

The Conservatorium of Music

Close to the Sydney Opera House and surrounded by the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is located at the heart of Sydney’s cultural precinct.

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Sir John Clancy Auditorium

The Sir John Clancy Auditorium is the eastern suburbs’ largest public auditorium and is ideally suited for our Festival. Click to find all you need to know about the Clancy.

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Festival Supporters

What’s Happening

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- 7 days ago

SBF General Manager, Pat Devery, responds to today's SMH article regarding Defence spending on musical instruments. https://t.co/w4MM4r944D
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- 26 days ago

Entries are now open for 2018 School Band Festival. Earlybird rates currently available. Financial ABODA members... https://t.co/bMEt9TjLNv
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- 33 days ago

For all our Big Band MDs - a tale with a tip from Denis DiBlasio, who will be joining us again this year for the... https://t.co/7jJRVWrveC
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- 33 days ago

For all our Big Band MDs - a tale with a lesson from Denis DiBlasio, who will be joining us again this year for... https://t.co/pkvjrptB24
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- 39 days ago

SBF Director and SSO Trumpeter, Paul Goodchild, playing his part to bring young Sydney Musicians on to the main... https://t.co/fYs86d7n1c
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- 40 days ago

Don’t forget all Finacial ABODA Members will get the FULL VALUE of their membership as a discount when entering... https://t.co/BZw21tgOP7
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AIM – John Painter Hall
Clancy Auditorium UNSW
Conservatorium of Music

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