IWCB is relaunching its fabulous community youth band!

To register your interest, please fill in our Expression of Interest form.

Our conductor Adele Sutton (B.Mus. Ed) will guide the students through engaging repertoire, leading up to a fun concert at the end of the term. Songs will consist of a range of genres and styles, from film and popular music, to traditional wind band repertoire and Australian repertoire.

Past repertoire includes:

  • Thunder by Imagine Dragons (arranged by Paul Murtha)
  • Kookaburra Patrol by Ralph Hultgren
  • Moai (Song of Ancient Giants) by Michael Sweeney
  • Let’s Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez (arranged by Victor Lopez)

And more!

 

Requirements

  • Ages: 9–18 years old. (Year 5 – Year 12)
  • Length of playing time: 2+ years
  • Lessons: Currently enrolled in instrument-specific lessons (either private or group. Preference is given to those having private lessons, if there is a large number of candidates)
  • Instruments accepted: Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Cor Anglais, Clarinet, Bass clarinet, Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone), Bassoon, Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion

If you have played piano and are willing to play mallet percussion (glockenspiel, xylophone), please let us know!

 

Rehearsal information

  • Dates for Term 1, 2024 (tentative):
    • Four rehearsals, week 7 (13/03) to week 10 inclusive (03/04)
    • Concert at the end of week 10 (Saturday afternoon 07/04, date TBC)
  • Time: Wednesdays 5:15–6:45pm
  • Venue: Concord High School
  • Cost: TBC approx. $70–100 per child per term

 

Parent volunteers

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with the organising, advertising and running of the band. Please contact adele@iwcb.org.au if you feel like this is a role you can take on.

 

Express interest in joining

To register your interest for our community youth band program, please fill in our Expression of Interest form.

For enrolment enquiries please contact adele@iwcb.org.au.

 


The Inner West Community Youth Band launched in December 2019. The youth band, supported by a few select volunteers from IWCB, made their debut performance at the community carols in Halliday Park, Five Dock. The performers had a fantastic time and went away having gained new knowledge, friends and ensemble experience.

Photos from the Youth Band’s first performance, courtesy of Jessica Zhang: