Sydney Playing Days 2020

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 all Playing Days are in doubt or cancelled until further notice. There will be an announcement to members when the dates are available and the page will be updated.

Date (Sundays)    VenueStatus Registration forms due
15 March

Barker College

 cancelled  28 February
17 May
Pymble Ladies College
  cancelled  1 May
26 July
Abbotsleigh  cancelled  10 July
13 September
Abbotsleigh Cancelled  28 August
15 November
Abbotsleigh Cancelled
 30 October

Note: Self-Organised Groups

  • You may self-organise TWO sessions only. This is to allow for some mixing of groups as well as avoiding extra constraints on the grouping process.
  • Ensure that you confirm all nominated group members BEFORE completing the application form.


Please enrol through the Members Area.  

Enrolment must be completed by the Friday 2 weeks before the event to allow for planning.  Participation cost is $30.  Participation is for members.

Check your Self-Grading here using the Interactive Self-Grader.



Players who do not turn up will inconvenience the other players in the group, in some cases making that group unworkable. It is, therefore, essential to inform Ian Butler on 02 4296 2889 or 0423 293 728 before the playing day of any unavoidable absences so that the committee can provide alternative solutions.


9.30-9.50am         Player Registration               
9.50-10.00am Briefing
10.00-12.00pm First Playing Session
12.00-1.00pm Lunch
1.00-2.30pm Second Playing Session
2.30-3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.00-4.30pm Third Playing Session

What to Bring

  • All instruments (except pianos) that you have specified on the enrolment form.
  • Music stand (pianists excepted)
  • Music which you intend to play if you are organising a group
  • Picnic lunch and tea mug.

What to do Before each Session

Before each session, please check the playing list to see:

  1. If any changes in groups have occurred.
  2. If you are designated to get the music for the group from the ACMS or other library. (Make sure that it is returned promptly after the session so that groups in the next session can use it.)
  3. If you are designated to check that the room is returned to its original condition after the playing session. This is an important task to ensure the ongoing use of our playing venues.


Tutoring is available at playing days. Inexperienced or timid players will be looked after and those attending for the first time will be made to feel welcome. Please tick the appropriate box on the Enrolment Form to request tutoring.

Details of Venues

  • Pymble Ladies College (PLC):  Avon Road Pymble

    Close to Pymble Railway Station. The music building is located on the city side of the quadrangle. If travelling by car, enter via Gate 3 on Avon Road, park in the car parkand walk through to the Music Centre.

    Pymble Ladies College interactive map

  • Abbotsleigh School, Pacific Highway, Wahroonga
    Free parking is available in Ada Avenue. For players with limited mobility, the Forum can have direct access from the senior management carpark (gate 2 off Ada Avenue). There is also one disabled parking space in this small carpark. There is one step into the Forum and Lecture Theatre.

    Abbotsleigh School Map