Currently, membership fees are $50 per annum or $20 per quarter. The membership fee for full time-students and concession card holders is $25. 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.