The Eltham Concert Band includes the following instruments:
- Oboe, Bassoon
- Flute & Piccolo
- Eb, Bb, Alto and Bass Clarinets
- Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones
- French Horn
- Tuba and Euphonium
- String Bass
We are always looking for new players, and would welcome especially:
- French Horn
This year before we were rudely interrupted by Covid-19, we were going to be playing the Symphonic Dances from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. This is a particularly challenging undertaking, and, after the interruption, we will need to build up to it again. When we do do it, we are going to need more players than usual. We think that this level of challenge will attract a few players to come and join us, even if only just for our October Concert.
Eltham Concert Band rehearses every Monday night (except for the Christmas holidays), and we invite those who are interested in joining the Band to come along to see if the Band suits them and if they suit the Band. To avoid clashes with final rehearsals before concerts, prospective members are asked to contact a committee member to organise a suitable time.
Members of the Band pay an annual subscription of $175 ($90 students or concession). This is adjusted on a pro rata basis for those joining later in the year.
There is an expectation that members will attend at least 75% of rehearsals.
For full details for the requirements for membership and the responsibilities of members, see the “Requirements for Membership” page.
Where Can You Find Us?
Eltham Concert Band is based in Eltham in the North East of Melbourne (Australia). We rehearse each Monday night of the school year at the Eltham Community Centre, 801 Main Rd, ELTHAM. This is the mud brick building down the hill from the Eltham Hotel, which is on the corner of Main Road and Pitt Street ELTHAM. Rehearsal generally start at 7:45pm; however, specific start times are shown on the “Rehearsal Schedule” page. Players are requested to arrive early enough to ensure they are ready to start playing by the start of rehearsal.