Players Only Page

Entry to Blackburn High School for rehearsals

To download new instructions and map click here.

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.

The Player Management Database GWS CRM

This is part of our website and is a player management application. All members must register in the GWS CRM system.

To Login to the GWS CRM  click on this link

Players who are not yet members and do not have a login, complete the on-line Expression of Interest Form. Click here for details.

Players who have been accepted, login in with your password to update your contact details, pay your subscription fee and enrol for concert and workshop events.

Those who have been accepted by the Committee as full members are able to register for GWS events which are usually open at least a month before the first rehearsal.

User Manual for Grainger Wind Symphony CRM

To download the User Manual for Grainger Wind Symphony CRM for players click here

Player registration and membership process

The GWS has a process for receiving expressions of interest to join. Click here.

Player Management Team

The management team manages the member player list for each concert and liaises with committee through the Personnel Manager.

Flutes: Maree van Niel –

Double Reeds: Charlotte Gillespie –

Clarinets: Seb Beswick –

Saxophones: Nick Roney –

Trumpets: Rob Harry –

Horns: Tracy Tulloch –

Low Brass & Strings: Jarrod Handley –

Percussion & Keyboards: Stuart Newstead –

New players should register on GWS CRM and contact the relevant section manager before attending a rehearsal.


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. 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. 

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. The following is the details from 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


The GWS COVID-Safe Plan was updated on 21st November 2021 and reflects the most recent advice from COVIDSafe Summer, the Victoria Government which summarises restrictions for Businesses and Arts and Entertainment Industry in particular. 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 (if accepted as a member) have read, understood and agree to these policies. This agreement is requested when registering on GWS CRM.

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



Updated by Roland Yeung 20th February 2022