Hobart City Band Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation in Tasmania, Australia, offering members of the community the opportunity to play in ensembles catering for a range of musical tastes and abilities.
Over 90 members
Hobart City Band Inc. has over 90 members, including people relatively new to music through to highly-experienced, professionally-qualified musicians. Ages range from 12 years to over 60, with the majority being under 30.
Membership is open to anyone with basic playing proficiency in relevant instruments. See Join Us.
There are four ensembles under the Hobart City Band banner:
- Wind Symphony
- Youth Winds
- Junior Brass
Each ensemble is led by a specialist conductor. Many members play in more than one ensemble.
From practice to performance
The ensembles practice regularly in preparation for:
- concerts, held in venues such as the Town Hall, City Hall, St. David's Cathedral, Conservatorium of Music Recital Hall and Sir Stanley Burbury Theatre;
- entry into Tasmanian State and Australian National Band Championships and local eisteddfods; and
- performance at charity and community events.
The Hobart City Band Gala Performance is an annual, winter event featuring each of the ensembles. See Calendar.
Some of the ensembles also play at private functions. See Hire Us.
In 2009 Hobart City Band Inc. released its first CD, Extreme Makeover, featuring the Brass Band and the Wind Symphony. Details.
A major emphasis of the Wind Symphony (formerly called the Concert Band), Youth Winds (formerly the Junior Concert Band), the Brass Band and Junior Brass Band is preparing for annual entry into the Tasmanian Bands' League State Band Championships.
Hobart City Band Inc. is run by the Executive Committee, elected annually at the Annual General Meeting by Hobart City Band Inc. members.
All Committtee Members participate in a voluntary capacity. Specialist conductors are employed.
Hobart City Band Inc. is financed by annual membership fees, fund-raising, ensemble-hiring fees, occasional community grants, prizes and donations.