community web landing

OBA North Shore Wind Symphony



The Old Barker Association North Shore Wind Symphony (NSWS) was established in 2016 to continue the Music Department's mission statement of instilling a "Lifelong love of music " in our Barker students.

Our Director of Bands, Andrew McWade provides an opportunity to past students to continue with the lifelong love of music following graduation from Barker College.  It is his hope that the graduate outstanding musicians should not just experience music passively but pursue it actively, as performing musicians.
Rehearsals will commence in Term 2, 2016 with the first concert set for November 2016.

For more information visit our Facebook page NSWS
or email


  • To provide an ensemble for adults to play repertoire at a very high level
  • To increase a culture of fine arts (Music) in Sydney through more traditional mediums of music
  • To provide an ensemble that allows Australian composers to present new works
  • To be cutting edge in our repertoire selection and to find works to be premiered by the NSWS
  • To commission international composers to write for the NSWS
  • Expand our education of our students and other musicians in Sydney by providing opportunities for this wind band to participate in world class events
  • Perform concerts at Barker College and become involved in other community events
  • To promote Barker College as a centre of musical excellence and artistic activity within the broader community and to be a leader amongst schools in Sydney