Goolwa Concert Band was formed in 1986 as a brass band called
the Goolwa & District Citizens Band. We became a concert
band in 1998 in order to cater for a broader range of instruments
played by many younger people in our community. We are an incorporated organisation run entirely by volunteers, and since music and instrument repairs
can be expensive, we depend on donations. We have had support
from the Alexandrina
Council, the Goolwa Hotel Social Club, the Goolwa Craft Fair
and the Goolwa Lions Club amongst others.
Goolwa Concert Band is affiliated with the South Australian Band
band performs at community events such as Australia Day, Goolwa Alive celebrations and Christmas Carols for towns
in the Alexandrina Council area - Goolwa, Port Elliot, and Middleton.
. The band has played in the Strathalbyn Band Festival since
its inception in 2001. We also host our own concert each
year, filling Centenary Hall in Goolwa with appreciative audiences.
We are fortunate to have Leon Lambert as our current musical director and we enjoy his lively style and enthusiasm .
repertoire ranges from traditional band music and old-style
pieces to pieces for specific occasions
and Christmas carols.
We also play many pieces selected to appeal to the younger
members of the band and younger audiences
following instruments are currently represented in the band:
- baritone sax
band is always looking for new members who play any instrument,
but at the moment we particularly need percussion, tuba, and
trumpet players. You don't need to live in Goolwa to play with
us - some of our players come from regional towns or even Adelaide.
If you play an instrument or are interested in learning one,
please get in touch with us. Our annual membership fee is $35 ($50 for families), and we have several instruments available
for hire to members at nominal rates.
uniform is a white polo shirt (available for purchase), navy jacket (purchase subsidised by band), navy pants or skirt, black shoes and socks, and
a blue hat.
rehearse on Tuesday
evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm.
members, visiting players, or interested people are always welcome,
so if you are in Goolwa on a Tuesday night come along and meet