Eltham Concert BandThe Eltham Concert Band is a community band based in Eltham in the Shire of Nillumbik in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne (Australia). We are partly supported by the Shire and perform for a wide range of community service groups and in various community functions such as: Nillumbik Festival, Warrandyte and Banyule Festivals; Council functions, Judge Book Village events.
Eltham Concert Band has a proud history of providing enjoyable music making for the players and exciting entertainment for the community. It celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2010. Several of the members have been with the Band for most of that time.
As a large wind ensemble the Concert Band includes woodwind, brass, and percussion supplemented by string bass. New players are always welcome.
The Band can perform in a variety of venues such as performing arts centres, halls, reception centres or clubs or in outdoors venues such as at community festivals or carols by candle light.
Program selection varies according to context and audience - Music for all occasions. The Band is available for hire. Contact Committee members for information.
In the past band members have ranged in age from 15 to 80+, though currently the range has compacted somewhat. While most of us just enjoy playing and performing to as high a standard as we can muster some of our players have a professional background in music. Members have the opportunity to perform solo items with backing from the band.