Senior Concert Band

Membership of the ACT Senior Concert Band (SCB) is open to students of ACT government high schools who play wind, brass and percussion instruments and who are in Years 9 to 12 and who successfully audition. Membership of the SCB is for one year only and all places are declared vacant at the end of each school year. The SCB rehearses each Wednesday night of school term (not in the holidays).

Current members may reaudition for membership in next year's band, but will receive no special treatment except where 2 applicants rank equally at audition. In that situation the current member will receive preference if their behaviour has been exemplary and if their attendance record is good.

The SCB is not a teaching band in the way that the younger System Bands are; you will be expected to know the fingering for Z-flat, and you will be expected to learn your part - the conductor's job is to fit your prepared part into the whole. The music that the SCB plays is likely to be a little harder than that which you play at school. For those reasons it is probably a good idea (though not compulsory) if you were to seek a private tutor who is prepared to assist you.

 Band performing

Our Senior Jazz Band rehearses on Wednesday Nights before Senior Concert Band rehearsal from 6.00 - 7.00pm. Instruments include saxes, trumpets, trombones, percussion, keyboard, guitar and bass. Students are auditioned from the Senior Concert Band only.

SCB rehearsal from 7.30 - 9.30pm

Senior Concert Band Conductors  - Naida Blackley & Lane Moore
Senior Jazz Band Conductor - Rod Harding

Jazz band

Jazz Band trumpet section at Winter Winds


Performance dates for 2015 - SCB

CAT Awards - Llewellyn hall, ANU School of Msuic, Saturday February 21, 7.00pm

ANZAC Service - Wednesday  April 8 - 10.30 - 1.30

Winter Winds Wednesday June 17

Step into the Limelight - Thursday August 27 and Friday August 28

Bandstravaganza - Tuesday November 17 7.00pm and Wednesday November 18 7.00pm (Jazz Band too)

Band Picnic Sunday November 29 - 2-6pm


Jazz band performances

Merimbula Jazz Festival - June Long Weekend - 6-8

Winter Winds Wednesday June 17

Bandstravaganza - Tuesday November 17 7.00pm and Wednesday November 18 7.00pm

Band Picnic Sunday November 29 - 2-6pm