Our band program

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

Concert band program

Concert Band
Leader – David Hardstaff

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
Leader – Michael Young

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

Crosswinds
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.

For more information, please contact the ensemble leader, Michael Young.

Flute Choir
Leader – Michael Young

Wind Ensemble
Leader – Michael Young

Jazz program

Big Band
Leader – Jesse Bowden

The Clarence City Big Band plays a wide range of repertoire including jazz, rock, blues, and popular music in both the traditional full 18-piece big band and smaller Jazz Combo formats.

The Big Band performs at a variety of Jazz Festivals in Southern Tasmania, in-house Jazz Nights, community fairs and markets and regularly performs in conjunction with other ensembles in the Clarence City Band group.

Due to the musical and instrumentation format of the band, seats and instrumentation places are limited. Please contact us for more information.

Jazz Ensemble
Leader – Alex Millward

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