Photography: Chris Donaldson

About Us


The Southern Highlands Concert Band is a community organisation which was formed with the support of Wingecarribee Shire Council in 1985 and currently has a playing membership of more than forty musicians of widely varying ages.

The central aim is twofold: to provide quality music to complement the many civic and social events within and beyond the Southern Highlands, and to make available a medium for musicians of all ages to enjoy and develop their musical abilities.

The band performs regularly at both outdoor and indoor venues and presents a regular series of public concerts.

Membership enquires are welcome from players of wind and percussion instruments and should be directed initially to the band Secretary, or other contacts shown below. This may be done at any time via telephone or email, or in person at any rehearsal.

Rehearsals are held at 7:15pm on Wednesday evenings during school terms at the Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley Street, Bowral.





Friday January 26th  Australia Day, Berrima
Sunday April 8th  Seniors Festival, Bowral Memorial Hall
Saturday & Sunday 26th & 27th May Cocert 1
Sunday September 23rd Tulip Time
Saturday & Sunday 10th and 11th November  Concert 2
December Carols at Harbison


DavidRicketts 300x424 As 2017 comes to a close the Band can look back on a very successful year. Membership hovers around 50 with the majority of players having been members for a number of years. It is fortunate that many of the long serving players are masters of their craft and great mentors for the others in their section. T

he second concerts series for the year “Concerto” focused on individual instruments from the band, with great results. 

These November concerts were a great success both from the audience and band members perspectives. The audience were very enthusiastic with their applause and comments from many  attending were full of praise not just for one or two of the numbers, but many.Our special guest Lisa Kawai, playing Leroy Anderson’s Concerto in C for Piano and Wind Orchestra, was certainly on of the highlights of the concerts, but not the only one. The Band members appreciated very much hearing many of their own very talented players performing solo pieces, from the youngest, Jessica Bannerman, playing trombone (You Are So Beautiful) through to a more mature player, Richard Gawned, on soprano saxophone (Englishman in New York).  There were too many to mention all GayScanlon 300x424of them here, but the other guest soloist, Keva Abotomey as always produced outstanding numbers. The encore, The Carnival of Venice, written by trumpeter John Cawley, and performed by him with our Musical Director, Julian Paviour, left the audience asking for more.

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An evening playing Christmas carols at Harbison Homes (Burradoo) completed our activities for 2017. This is always a very enjoyable event, entertaining those who live in the village and their families.

Plans are well underway for the two concert series for 2018, in May and November. The first event for the Band in January will be the Australia Day ceremony in Berrima on January 26.



Music Director: Julian Paviour 0430 227 944

President: Gerry Power (02) 4861 3755

Secretary: Jill Newell (02) 4868 1834, email

Treasurer: Dennis Purcell (02) 4862 1793

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