Photograph by: Ron Craig

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.




November 26 (Saturday) SHCB Concert, Bowral Memorial Hall, 7.30pm
November 27 (Sunday) SHCB Concert, Bowral Memorial Hall, 2.00pm


November 26 and 27th Bowral Memorial Hall

The Southern Highlands Concert Band presents “Spirit of the Dance” in support of the “Black Dog Institute”
From the steamy heat of the jungle to the studied elegance of the Viennese ballroom, dance has always been powered by the enticing rhythms and seductive melodies of music. The Southern Highlands Concert Band invites you to an exploration of the music of dance throughout the ages. Galliards to tangos, classical to pop,with fantastic soloists Nina Krezo and Stephen Wheatley. This is a variety performance proudly supporting the “Black Dog Institute”, with music to make your feet tap and your soul soar.
Saturday November 26th @ 7:30pm, and Sunday November 27th @ 2:00pm
Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley St, Bowral
Tickets: $20/Adults, $5/Children/Students, Group Discounts available
Click here to book on-line
Destination Southern Highlands, Main St Mittagong 1300 657 559
or at the door: Box Office opens 6:30pm Saturday and 1:00pm Sunday

So far in 2016..........

         Although Saturday was the first really cold evening of this year over 160 brave residents of and visitors to the Southern Highlands ventured out to listen to the band's “Beatles, Bach and Bacharach” themed May concert. This was followed by  the Sunday matinee on a day which struggled to get to 10 degrees. A large audience filled the hall and the band was able to claim a “Full House” for the first time!  The band would like to say a big thank you to the local residents and visitors for their support. Audience feedback confirmed it had been worth leaving warm fireplaces.

Read more: So far in 2016..........


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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