SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CONCERT BAND

Photography: Chris Donaldson

Coming Events

Wednesday 11 Dec 2019
Carols at Harbison, Burradoo

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.

Visitors always welcome to rehearsals

 

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Coming up

Americana

SHCB NOV 2019 AMERICANA Poster V2

 Our Americana concert celebrates the music of the country that has dominated much of the modern world. The energy of a hybrid nation of migrants, refugees, slave and indigenous peoples, combined with the abundant resources and potential of the continent, found expression in many new and exciting musical forms. From the blues and spirituals of the African slaves and their descendants, through the rhythms of jazz and the advent of musical theatre and on to the rock ‘n’ roll revolution that stormed the world from the 1950s, there can be little doubt as to the significant roll America has played in the development of music over the past 150 years

No one concert could possibly do justice to the wealth of musical gems that have come out of America, but we have included a number of iconic compositions that pay tribute to the many great composers and performers of American music, and which reflect the diversity of this extraordinary musical heritage. You will hear well-known compositions from Stephen Foster, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, Leonard Bernstein among others, as well as songs associated with legendary performers, such as Doris Day, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. Americana is a concert of barnstorming showstoppers and rousing melodies that will provide a fitting salute to America’s enormous contribution to modern music.

  Our last concert of the year

featuring Noni Hansen and Stephen Wheatley as vocalists. Click here to book


 

Some memories of the Family Concert 2019
 Photographer Ron Craig

Contacts

Music Director: Julian Paviour 0430 227 944

President: Gerry Power (02) 4861 3755

Secretary: Jill Newell (02) 4868 1834, email newjill2@southernphone.com.au

Treasurer: Dennis Purcell (02) 4862 1793

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