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85 Alexander St, Crows Nest 2065, Sydney, Australia

School +61 2 8622 6550

School Hours

Mon – Thu:   10am – 8pm
Friday:           10am – 6pm
Saturday:       10am – 5pm
Sunday:         Closed 



Big Music are proud to offer the most thorough preparation for young musicians aspiring to make it as a pro in the Australian Music Industry, the Big Music BANDITS.


The Big Music BANDITS are the best of the best among Big Music's students. The Bandits' main role is to play live at local community events, inspiring other young people to get involved in music. Several times a year the Bandits are also given opportunities to play on some of the biggest stages in the country working alongside industry legends.

In the past year the Bandits have performed live on national television and supported Aussie legends such as: Baby Animals, Hoodoo Gurus, Screaming Jets, You Am I, Choirboys and Ian Moss.


Auditions are open to any Big Music student under the age of 18 years who is enrolled in one of our regular performance programs - i.e. Rock Shows or the junior Band Program.  Fresh auditions are held in January each year and at other times if vacancies arise. While the criterion weighs heavily toward outstanding talent and musicianship, how students conduct themselves on and off stage and how they work in a team environment are also taken into consideration. All students enrolled in performance programs at Big Music are invited to audition.


The Bandits are managed and directed by our two most experienced band coaches, Damon Lesnie and Ash Rothschild.

Program fees for Bandits are $35 per week (in addition to any other performance program) with specific performances and tours priced on an event-by-event basis.

For further enquiries contact Damo at damon.lesnie@bigmusic.com.au

Bandits Values

Balance To find the balance between your responsibilities such as school, sports, friends and family. Find the right balance and the music will take care of itself.

Accountability We are accountable and responsible for learning our parts as team members of the Bandits. Also being on time at rehearsal, performances, airports, buses and hotels. It doesn’t always work out how we plan, so accept responsibility for your actions and learn from them.

Nobility We are noble in our cause to ROCK!! We are generous with our charity work. We are honest with each other and demonstrate integrity both on and off the stage. We are ambassadors of Big Music and apply these Bandits values at all times.

Dependable Your band mates depend and rely on you to fulfil your role within the group. We never let our team mates down.

Improvement Showing improvement on your instrument is the whole point of going to a music school. Those who continue to improve, stand out. We own and accept our mistakes and learn from them. We offer no excuses. We are always improving as team mates, musicians and human beings.

Teamwork Bandits is not a “solo” project. Bandits are a team, a group, a gang, a family, and a community. When a team mate falls down, we pick them up. When a team mate needs a hand, we help them out. We share all of the good and bad times together. We support and respect the coaches and student leadership team.

Showtime!!! When the Bandits take the stage, we are ready to get the job done. We focus on the job at hand and give no less than 100% with both preparation and performance.

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Big Music Australia Pty Ltd

ABN 68 133 759 485

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