The Eltham Concert Band

The 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 Council and we perform for a wide range of community service groups and in various community functions such as: The Nillumbik, Warrandyte and Banyule Festivals; Council functions and Judge Book Village events.
Eltham Concert Band has a proud history of providing enjoyable music making for the players as well as exciting entertainment for the community. The Band celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015. Several of the members have been with the Band for most of that time.

The band has a new Music Director

At the AGM in February 2023, Stephen Deakes announced his intention to retire from the position, but to carry on playing as a member of the band. The band started a process of seeking candidates for the position, culminating in interviews in January 2024, and then in two impressive people auditioning by conducting the band on 12th February. The band completed assessment forms, and, at the AGM on 19th February, the results were announced. The band has a new MD, but it does not yet have a photo of him.


Philip Johansen will start conducting the band on 26th Feb.