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.




January 22 (Sunday) 12.30pm "Christmas" party
January 25 (Wednesday) 7.15pm  Rehearsals start again
January 26 (Thursday) Australia Day, Berrima
March 12 (Sunday) Seniors Concert (Memorial Hall)
April 25 Anzac Day (Tuesday) Moss Vale
May 27/28 Concert 1 (Sat/Sun)  
August 27 (Sunday) proposed Schools concert
September 17 (Sunday) Tulip Time (TBA)
November 11/12 Concert 2 (Sat/Sun)  
December Carols at Harbison (TBA)


Southern Highlands Concert Band 2016

2016 has been another successful year for the Southern Highlands Concert Band. Our Musical Director, Julian Paviour, has worked extremely hard to produce two major concert series as well as our usual community performances. Audiences gave enthusiastic responses to the recent concerts and were thoroughly entertained. The title of the concerts was “Spirit of the Dance” allowing Julian to choose music from many periods of history - from a galliard from the 16th century to 19th and 20th century ballet, from an old-fashioned pavane to tango, mambo and bossa nova, and from musical theatre to modern pop.
The performance of “We Will Rock You” with Karen Webb on bagpipes, made sure the audience was wide awake! Our two vocalists were Stephen Wheatley, a regular and popular performer with our band, and Nina Krezo who was making her first appearance with us in concert. She was very well received and we look forward to future performances with us. John Corley and Jeremy Donaldson, both band members were the trumpet soloists in the Galliard Battaglia, while Richard Gawned, also from the band, featured in several numbers on Saxophone. We are very fortunate indeed to have a number of players able to take leading parts in our performances.
It was decided that a proportion of the concert profits would be donated to the Black Dog Institute, so the financial success of the series was very pleasing.
As has been our custom for some years, the Band provided the music for carols at Harbison, Burradoo. Always a fun event,it was enjoyed by the audience and players alike.
The Band will recess over the holiday period and return in time for Australia Day celebrations. New members are always welcome, as are any visitors to the area who would like to “sit in”. Rehearsals are at the Bowral Memorial Hall , Bendooley St, Bowral on Wednesday evenings during school terms, 7.15pm to 8.45pm.


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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