Welcome to Unley Concert Band

Unley Concert Band was founded in 1997 and is one of Australia’s most successful and high profile community bands. With a diverse group of approximately 60 members, we aim to offer players the highest quality amateur musicianship in Adelaide. We give regular concerts, participate in the Anzac Day Parade, the Credit Union Christmas Pageant and a variety of other local events. Unley Concert Band has competed with great success in National and State Band Championships, winning the National A Grade competition in 2016. The music we play is varied, interesting and challenging.

Musical Director

After 4 years leading Unley Concert Band our Musical Director, Professor Stephen Boyle, will be leaving us at the end of 2017. The band is currently in the process of recruiting a new permanent musical director. An advertisement will be placed on this site very soon. In the mean time Unley Concert Band is pleased to announce that Bryan Griffiths has been appointed as musical director for the band’s Nationals campaign in Melbourne over Easter 2018.

Concert series

In addition to competitions and pageants, Unley Concert Band gives an annual series of concerts for the local community at various local venues. We mount a major fundraiser at least once a year which, in recent years, has taken the form of a spectacular and entertaining cabaret. We regularly participate in regional band festivals including in Hahndorf, Strathalbyn and the Barossa. Dates for our 2018 concerts will be announced soon. Register as a Friend of the Band to receive up to date information of upcoming performances.

The Marching Band

Unley Concert Band is an experienced and award winning marching band under the direction of Drum Major Jeff Hale. The band participates in the Credit Union Christmas Pageant and many other community pageants and events each year. The marching band is part of the Anzac Day dawn service at Unley, the Anzac Day Parade in the city and has also provided musical entertainment at major events such as the Tour Down Under, the Royal Adelaide Show and other large charity and sporting events. New members are encouraged to join the marching band regardless of their level of experience.

Rehearsals

The band rehearses in the Unley Town Hall from 7.30-9.30pm every Wednesday.