About Us

The Armidale Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra that began as the Armidale Municipal Orchestra established in 1943. It presently gives approximately three concerts each year.


President: Robert Jackson
0499 505 726

Vice-President: James McKay

Treasurer: David Rowe

Librarian: Sheila Guymer

Publicity Officer: Kees Grenyer

Postal Address

P.O. Box 1055, Armidale NSW 2350

Kerry Hawkins Award

Kerry Hawkins was a committed member of the Armidale Symphony Orchestra for 35 years until her untimely death in 2012. Initially a violinist, Kerry took up the French horn in the 1970s and became an accomplished player of that instrument. Her passion for the horn led her to be a mentor for many younger players whom she inspired with her skill and love of music. Kerry also served on the orchestra committee for many years as an efficient and dedicated librarian. The award is in recognition of Kerry’s lifetime of dedicated service to the Armidale Symphony Orchestra. The Kerry Hawkins Award is made annually to a playing member of the orchestra who shows outstanding commitment and dedication throughout the year.


2012 Maurice Anker
2013 Colin Sholl
2014 Chris Cunningham
2015 Jacqui Thompson and Alana Blackburn
2016 Dave Brown
2017 Robert Jackson
2018 Laura Curotta
2019 Stuart Pavel
2020 No Award due to COVID
2021 Joanna Fairs Wu

Orchestra Members

The following is a file of people who have played in the Armidale Symphony Orchestra. It includes the dates of when people first played with the orchestra where known. Orchestra members

Presidents Reports

The annual Presidents Reports contain many details of the orchestra's past activities. Click on the following to download a file.

1997 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021