Players Only Page

This page is for players only. It explains the process to register interest to play, the policies players agree to when joining, membership processes and introduces the player management team.

Event details by concert 2024

For each event, details are posted with all organisational details and plans.

  • Rehearsals for Concert 1 2024 commence on Wednesday 31st January 2024 as usual
  • For player details for Concert 1 2024 Saturday 2nd March Celestial Light click here It will be posted on Symphona
  • Rehearsals for Concert 2 2024 commence on Wednesday 6th March as usual – some works from previous concert will be repeated
  • For player details for Concert 2 2024 Saturday 23rd March By Invitation click here 
  • Conductors Workshop Wednesday 27th March at usual rehearsal time in usual rehearsal venue, Everyone sight reading! For player details click here. For participating conductors, click here 
  • Rehearsals for Concert 3 2024 Made In Australia commence on Wednesday 17th April as usual
  • Concert 3 2024 Made In Australia Saturday 1st June
  • Concert 4 2024 Saturday 24th August with an extra rehearsal proposed for Friday 23rd August
  • Concert 5 2024 Saturday 26th October
  • Concert 6 2024 Saturday 30th November
  • Annual dinner Wednesday 4th or 11th December.  

The Player Management App

GWS CRM is no longer used as it is no longer fully functional. Information about events will not be added anymore.

  • Contact your Section Manager using their SMS, mobile or email (see their contact details below), or email the Personnel Manager, Administrator or Roland. 

Symphona: Player Scheduling Web-App ceases to operate on 1st June 2024

The three owners of Symphona live in Tasmania and has disbanded the team. Instead, please keep in regular contact with your Section Manager or the Administrator, Roland. 

All players are to have submitted a GWS EOI To Play in GWS Google Form which was first set up in July 2023. These will remain active.

  • Fill in the Expression of Interest Google Form using this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfC7yR6k_4pWRYw9rSDAtJ2vq068Z6nmWnF1PLzWqNDH3HlHA/viewform?usp=sf_link
  • This form will provide information to the Committee and the relevant Section Manager for approval 
  • The Section Manager will make contact with you to discuss coming on board.
  • Any questions, please direct to your Section Manager or Roland.
  • Until we set up a new app, please keep in contact with your Section Manager via their email or other social media app they use.

Symphona

New players will no longer be registered in Symphona. 

GWS Player Management Team

The management team manages the member player list for each concert and liaises with committee through the Personnel Manager:  personnel@graingerwindsymphony.asn.au. You may contact them via their personal mobile number.

  • Flutes: Jacci Jones – flutes@graingerwindsymphony.asn.au
  • Double Reeds: Roland Yeung (acting) – doublereeds@graingerwindsymphony.asn.au
  • Clarinets: Seb Beswick – clarinets@graingerwindsymphony.asn.au
  • Saxophones: Allanah Coldwell – saxophones@graingerwindsymphony.asn.au
  • Trumpets: Rob Harry – trumpets@graingerwindsymphony.asn.au
  • Horns: Tracy Tulloch – horns@graingerwindsymphony.asn.au
  • Low Brass & Strings: Joshua Anderson –  lowbrass@graingerwindsymphony.asn.au
  • Percussion & Keyboards: Stuart Newstead – percussion@graingerwindsymphony.asn.au

New players must first register an Expression of Interest to the Secretary and contact the relevant section manager before attending a rehearsal. To see new player Instructions, click here.

GWS POLICIES: CODE OF CONDUCT

The Grainger Wind Symphony have a number of policies to explains the matters which are important to the culture of the organisation. They include Privacy Policy, Child Safety Policy, Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying Policy and the Rules of The Grainger Wind Symphony Inc. For details click here.

All players and non-players are expected to acknowledge all policies. Here is a summary.

  • Privacy Policy

This explains our concern with safeguarding your privacy and the privacy of others.

  • Child Safety Policy

The GWS sometimes performs with children (school students under 18 years old), sometimes performs in schools, and share concerts with students. The Child Safety policy has just been updated to comply with new legislation from the Victorian Government.

  • Working With Children Check

As part of our Child Safety Policy, every member of GWS has to have a current Working With Children Check or provide documentation to show they have exempt status. Email a photograph of annual equivalent card to graingerwindsymphony@gmail.com. The following is the presentation given at rehearsal on 14 February 2018. Click here

For more details about obtaining one, click here

  • Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying Policy

The GWS has recently developed a new Code of Conduct Policy based on Live Performance Australia’s 2018 Policy. See separate page.

  • Rules of The Grainger Wind Symphony Inc.

The Grainger Wind Symphony is an Incorporated Association registered with the Victorian Government Consumer Affairs. The Rules describes how the association operates. For more details click here.

For more details of each policy in the Policies: Code of Conduct click here

  • GWS COVID-Safe Plan

The GWS COVID-Safe Plan was updated on 21st November 2021. To download a copy of the GWS COVID-Safe Plan click here.

Terms and Conditions for players

As terms and conditions for being a member of The Grainger Wind Symphony (and wishing to submit an Expression of Interest to play), all players are required to acknowledge the policies of the GWS and have read, understood and agree to these policies. This agreement is requested when submitting an Expression of Interest to join the wind symphony.

If there are any questions, please direct them to the Secretary/Treasurer.

e: secretary@graingerwindsymphony.asn.au

GWS Subscription Fees

All players and non-players are expected to contribute to the operation of the group. For the current GWS Subscription Fees click here.

Any player having difficulties in paying the subscription fee, please seek support by discussing this with any Committee member.

Payment of subscriptions 2024

The Grainger Wind Symphony inc.
BSB 063105
AC 00901300

Full fee Concert By Concert    $ 70.00
Concession fee Concert By Concert – full time students, health card holders and Senior card holders    $ 35.00

Annual Full fee $280 Concession Full fee $140. 

If anyone is have difficulties in paying the subscription fee, please talk to a Committee member or Section Manager.

Entry to Blackburn High School for rehearsals

To download new instructions and map click here.

Updated by Roland Yeung 22nd March 2024