Information for members
The City of Adelaide Concert Band meets and rehearses on Thursday evenings. Rehearsals are from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm, with a short break half way through. Our players range in both musical ability and age. Being a community band, we promote the playing of various musical styles in a relaxed and friendly environment. There are minimal membership requirements.
We play mostly within the City of Adelaide council area, about once a month, usually on Sunday afternoons.
Mr Sergey Grynchuk is the Music Director.
The band is an incorporated association and is managed by a committee of elected members. The current committee is:
President: Kon Kotsiou
Secretary: Kim Weeks
Treasurer: Karen Smith
Committee: Mike Stratton, Chris Burrett, Thomas Jegen and Jon Till
The committee meets on the last Thursday of each month (prior to rehearsals). The AGM is held in August/September of each year after a scheduled rehearsal.
The Patron of the band is The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese.
Friend of the Band
Keith Conlon, well known local identity kindly tagged “Mr South Australia”, is a “friend of the band” and supports the band in its various activities.
Currently, membership fees are $50 per annum or $20 per quarter. The membership fee for full time-students and concession card holders is $30. There is in addition, a refundable $50 security deposit ($30 concession) on borrowed band equipment (uniform, music folder, etc).
Uniform and equipment
Our formal uniform consists of a grey blazer, an official City of Adelaide tie or scarf (all borrowed from the band via the Property Officer). Members need to supply their own black trousers/skirts, black shoes and white shirt/blouse.
Members are asked to bring their own music stand to rehearsals although a small number of stands are available in the band’s storeroom.
Members are required to have their own instruments, however a small number of instruments (mainly brass) are available to be borrowed by members, as approved by committee.
Setting and Packing Up
We ask everyone to arrive by at least 7:15pm on Thursday evenings to assist with the setting up the hall, for example with chairs and percussion equipment, so that we can be ready for tuning and warm up exercises at 7:30pm. Help is also needed to pack away after rehearsals.
If members are unable to attend a rehearsal or a performance, they are asked to contact the President or Secretary as soon as possible, by telephone or by email.
From time to time members will receive information and newsletters by e-mail (or hard copy if there is no e-mail contact). General announcements are also made at the commencement of rehearsals. To contact the Secretary or the President, see the Contacts page.
We like to support socialisation, especially during a mid-rehearsal break, after performances and at other social functions.
Family members and friends are welcome and we appreciate their assistance, for example at our annual fund-raising concert.