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.
Player Survey Report
A Player Survey was conducted in May 2021 and Melissa Kennedy produced a report of the survey dated 1st August 2021. To access the document, a password is need. It can be gained from a committee member or your section manager. Click here to read the survey report.
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Double Reeds: Charlotte Gillespie – email@example.com
Clarinets: Seb Beswick – firstname.lastname@example.org
Saxophones: Nick Roney – email@example.com
Trumpets: Rob Harry – firstname.lastname@example.org
Horns: Tracy Tulloch – email@example.com
Low Brass & Strings: Jarrod Handley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Percussion & Keyboards: Stuart Newstead – email@example.com
GWS POLICIES: CODE OF CONDUCT
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
GWS COVID-Safe Plan
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.
Entry to Blackburn High School for rehearsals
To download new instructions and map click here.