23-02-2022. First Clarinetist Penny Shaw receives John Leslie Award, presented by Music Director Noel Bowden and President Graeme Baylis. The John Leslie Award is presented annually to a band member who has excelled musically during the year.
The Band has welcomed receipt of a Community Grant from Sunshine Coast Council in the amount of $2,000 towards a project for the purchase of new music for our library. We have recently completed the purchase of new scores which will be incorporated into our programmes. Some examples our audiences can expect to hear are the music from Pixar Movies, The Lion King, Star Wars – The Mandalorian, Adele In Concert, Highlights from Frozen II and Game Of Thrones.
On the left: Ken Chadwick OAM. Our Music Director from 1996 until his retirement in 2020.
On the right: Noel Bowden. Our current Music Director.
The Sunshine Coast Concert Band is a voluntary community band that has been performing since 1996 under the direction of Ken Chadwick OAM. Following Ken Chadwick's retirement in 2020, the band is currently under the direction of Noel Bowden. We were originally called the Caloundra City Concert Band, but changed our name to reflect the diversity of the members and charities we support across the Sunshine Coast.
Our concerts over the years have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities. Our members range from teens to seniors (with many original members still playing) and all band members are entirely volunteers.
The band plays styles from baroque to the current day, including music from the Glenn Miller Big Band era, Classical, Musicals, Rock and Roll, Sinatra, Jazz, and Pop. The band usually has 35 to 40 musicians in the traditional concert band format, including flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, french horn, tuba, bass, drums, and vocalists.
We perform around once a month at various venues across the Sunshine Coast, with weekly rehearsals at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina on Wednesday evenings.
Further information, including upcoming events, can be found on our website at www.sccb.org.au and our Facebook page.
The Sunshine Coast Concert Band would like to thank our sponsors: