Our band program

The Clarence City Band includes these performance bands and small ensembles.

Concert band program

Position vacant: we’re accepting expressions of interest for new conductors for either full time, co-conducting, or assistant conducting positions. If you’re interested, please contact us telling us a bit about yourself. We will contact you to discuss further.

Concert Band
Leader – Michael Young

The Clarence City Concert Band is a mixed wind and percussion C Grade ensemble with over 40 playing members. The band draws on an extensive library and plays a varied repertoire of modern concert band, jazz, blues, rock, and easy listening material. Our players come from all walks of life and span three generations.

The Concert Band’s regular performance commitments include performances for the Clarence City Council including their Australia Day Ceremony, a range of concerts with other ensembles in the Clarence City Band group, Carols by Candlelight in a number of locations across Clarence City as well as competing at State, National and Eisteddfod competitions. The band has had much competition success over the past few years and was placed 3rd in the open C Grade at the 2017 National Band Championships.

New members are always welcome.

Symphonic Band
Leaders – Andrea McKibben, Lance Cowled

The Symphonic Band takes part in several performances throughout the year, including At Home concerts, school fairs, and other community events. The band participates in local eisteddfods and the Tasmanian Bands League (TBL) State Championships at D Grade level.

Small ensembles

Leader – Michael Young

Crosswinds is a 7-piece chamber ensemble, comprised predominantly of woodwind instruments. Crosswinds performs a diverse range of repertoire, ranging from Baroque through to Contemporary Classical. The ensemble is committed to performing new music, and regularly performs works by local composers.

Crosswinds regularly participates in local eisteddfods, and is regularly invited to perform for private functions and community events.

Flute Choir
Leader – Michael Young

Wind Ensemble
Leader – Michael Young

Jazz program

Big Band
The Big Band is currently in recess and interested players are invited to join the Jazz Ensemble.

Jazz Ensemble
Leader – Michael Young

If you are interested in playing jazz, this ensemble, with a substantial teaching component, is a good starting point.