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.




September 17 (Sunday) 11.00am Tulip Time
November 11/12 Concert 2 (Sat/Sun)  
December Carols at Harbison (TBA)


Southern Highlands Concert Band

The Southern Highlands Concert Band in May presented their first major concert for 2017. The theme selected by the musical director, Julian Paviour, was “Around the World” and allowed for a selection of a wide variety of musical treats. The journey started in London, going to Cambridge by bus with “Doyen”, admiring the “Bridges Over the River Cam” and then flying off for a tour through Europe, over to the American continents and finally back to the British Isles.  Our soloist, Nina Krezo, really connected with the audience when she sang “La Vie en Rose” and again with “The Girl from Ipanema”.  One of the highlights of the concert was her duet with Julian on trumpet, “Time to Say Goodbye”. A lot of fun was had with the encore “Those Magnificent Men in
Their Flying Machines” when the plane crashed with the percussion section giving it their all, including breaking plates! The “Dam Busters” then came up with an alternative plane and all ended well.

Also at this concert we performed the world premiere of  “A Mighty Man of Music”, written by Paul Paviour as a tribute to Mike Butcher, our former Musical Director, who had a considerable influence on music making in the Southern Highlands. This was written in three movements reflecting on Mike as “A Happy Man’, “An Emotional Man” and as “A Military Man”. The players enjoyed the challenge of a new composition and the audience appreciated the performance.

The Band has now gone into hibernation for the month of July, with plenty of practice material for events to come. Tulip Time in Bowral will be the next outing in September with the second concert series in November.


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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