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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.




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The Southern Highlands Concert Band presents “Concerto!”

An inspiring celebration of the Instrumental Soloist.

The modern Concert Band has been evolving for over a century, combining the colours and textures of Woodwind, Brass and Percussion instruments into a unique and flexible ensemble. For their November 2017 concert series, the Southern Highlands Concert Band presents “Concerto!”- An engaging programme that seeks to take the instruments out of the ensemble sound and display their individual voices in a variety of solo

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performances. The programme will reveal the deep sonorities of the Euphonium, the yearning beauty of the Oboe and the playfulness of the Clarinet. Other instruments and soloists from the band will also have their time to shine in a concert that will be sure to thrill lovers of instrumental music.

Heralding a new direction for the Southern Highlands Concert Band, Concert pianist Lisa Kawai will be a special guest, performing Leroy Anderson’s delightful “Concerto in C for Piano”. We are also extremely pleased to welcome back the vocal talents of Keva Abotomey who will explore the instrumental textures of the human voice. Amongst other works, Keva will be performing Saint-Preux’s wonderful piece entitled “Concerto pour une Voix”.

As always, the music for “Concerto!” will come from a variety of genres and promises to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for our audiences.

This concert series will be held on November 11th at 7:30pm and on Sunday November 12th at 2pm, at the Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley St Bowral.

Tickets; $20 Adults, $5 Children/Students, Group discounts available
Available online: Click here to book online
Destinations Southern Highlands, Main St, Mittagong ph. 1300 657 559
Or at the Door: Box Office opens 6:30pm Saturday & 1pm Sunday



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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