Inner West Community Band Youth Band
The Inner West Community Band have recently launched our new Youth Band.
We are currently planning regular rehearsals and performance opportunities for 2021! If you or your child is in year 5-8 in 2021, and are interested in joining, please fill out the following form:
We accept all traditional concert band instruments: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass clarinet, Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone), Bassoon, Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion.
If you also have played piano before and willing to play mallet percussion, please let us know!
Rehearsals will take place at Concord High School, Wednesdays from 5:15-6:45pm during school terms with at least one performance per term (Dates and venues TBC).
Cost will be between $50-150 a term depending on numbers. This is to cover costs of hall hire, conductor fees. Fundraising will also take place to help cover costs of new music purchases each term.
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 for the community carols in Halliday Park, Five Dock. The group met for just a couple of rehearsals and performed astoundingly. Adele, their conductor, couldn’t be prouder of how well they played together in such a short amount of time! Playing some traditional and not so traditional, yet well known pieces, the performers had a fantastic time and went away having gained new knowledge, friends and ensemble experience.
Some photos from the Youth Band’s first performance, courtesy of Jessica Zhang:
Unfortunately the band was not able to rehearse in 2020 due to COVID restrictions taking place before the first scheduled event. We are excited to be launching weekly rehearsals in 2021.