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.




May 27/28 Concert 1 (Sat/Sun)  
August 27 (Sunday) proposed Schools concert
September 17 (Sunday) 11.00am Tulip Time
November 11/12 Concert 2 (Sat/Sun)  
December Carols at Harbison (TBA)


Around the World with The Southern Highlands Concert Band.

Around the World is a concert that brings together a range of music associated with a wide variety of people and places.

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Our journey will take us through Europe to Australia, then on to the Americas, to Africa and then, eventually back to London.

The songs come from a variety of genres. Some are well known while some will be new experiences for many in the audience.

The highlight of the concert is undoubtedly Paul Paviour’s A Mighty Man of Music, written as a tribute to our former musical director, Mike Butcher. Mike had a considerable influence on music making in the Southern Highlands and the band is honoured to be able to present the world premiere of this work as a part of this concert.

Paul Paviour is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most versatile composers. Although best known, perhaps, for his choral compositions, he has written extensively for other ensembles and his output includes eight symphonies, five stage works, five concertos and about thirty orchestral works of some magnitude.

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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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