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.





Sunday April 8th  Seniors Festival, Bowral Memorial Hall
Saturday & Sunday 26th & 27th May Concert 1
Sunday September 23rd Tulip Time
Saturday & Sunday 10th and 11th November  Concert 2
Wednesday December 12th Carols at Harbison Burradoo


The first three months of 2018 have seen the band working enthusiastically towards two concerts – the Senior's Concert on April 8, part of the Wingecarribee Council's Senior's Festival, and then our own concerts in May. Band numbers have increased with several new juniors joining. This is always pleasing as the more senior students leave for further education opportunities, we need to keep recruiting. Fortunately very few senior players moved on, so the experience and expertise is still there.

The band performs two concert series each year. The title for the May concerts is “Out of This World” and celebrates the Music of the Stars. Listening to the music of Gustav Holst, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie and many more, our audience will be transported to the places reflecting the human fascination with the enormous scale and possibilities of the universe. Featuring stellar soloists Noni Hansen and Stephen Wheatley this is music that is inspired by planets, stars, flight and dreams; music that is simply “Out Of This World!” The concerts are on May 26 th and 27 th at the Bowral Memorial Hall.

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Poster May


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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