Photography: Chris Donaldson

Coming Events

09 Sep 2018
Family Concert
23 Sep 2018
Tulip Time
20 Oct 2018
Kiama Rotary Event
18 Nov 2018
Armistice Day Concert
12 Dec 2018
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.



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The May concerts have come and gone, sending our audiences “Out of This World” for an afternoon or evening. Comments from the audiences were more than complementary leaving the band with the feeling of a “job well done!” The soloists, Noni Hansen and Stephen Wheatley, as always preformed flawlessly and were well received by the patrons. We were very pleased to have a number of guest players swelling our ranks in the trumpet, guitar, percussion and keyboard sections. Without them “Also Sprach Zarathustra” and flight would not have been the same.

Recognition must be given to those who do not play in the band but support us in many ways – ushers, ticket and raffle sellers,refreshment servers and floral arrangers – as well as the band members themselves who assisted with the setting up and taking down of the platforms, chairs and stands.

It has been decided that instead of the usual two concerts in November only one (Sunday afternoon, November 11) will be presented. An additional concert will be given on Sunday afternoon, September 9 with an emphasis on music that will be enjoyed by all the family. It is hoped that family groups of all ages will venture out on a Spring afternoon and join with us in the Bowral Memorial Hall.

Sunday 11 November marks the 100 th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914 -1918). Our concert on this date will focus on music from both World Wars.


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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