The Northside Concert Band is a community band based in Northern Sydney Australia for adults playing concert band instruments (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone, French Horn, Trumpet, Tuba, Percussion etc). We play a wide range of musical styles including classical, jazz, latin, theme tunes (movies, tv shows), marches, modern compositions and more.

We rehearse once a week on Wednesday evenings with the beginner band from 7-8pm and the main band 8-9:30pm at Roseville public school during school term weeks. The band was founded by the amazing Ross Cole who also conducted the band until recently when he retired, at which point our longtime band member and wonderful and experienced conductor Ken Evanoff has taken up the conductor post.

The whole aim is to provide a good musical experience for all the players and also to play in Festivals and at places like The Chatswood Concourse, ARV and Carols at Coogee etc so that we share our love of music and enjoyment with others. We play from grade 2.5 – 5 in the main band and the beginner band plays up to a grade 2.5.


Northside Concert Band

Rehearses At:

Roseville Public School

Cnr of Archbold Rd and Duntroon Ave

Roseville, NSW 2069


Whats the difference between the two Bands? (Click to expand)
The Late Starters: Latestarters play music from very easy up to grade 2.5 by the end of the year. We start with very simple music every week for the real beginners and progress up during each rehearsal so that everyone is covered. We dont have any restriction on the instrumentation as long as it is concert band style ( but some play soprano sax and tenor horn) . It also covers people who are not only beginners but also those wanting to start on or play a second instrument.

The Northside band plays only music grade 2.5 up to grade 5 ( if needed ) and covers a full range of styles from marches, to jazz, to performance to pop to classical to try and meet everyone’s interests.

What kind of music do you play? (Click to expand)
We play a large variety of musical styles including Jazz, Marches, Classics, Latin, Theme tunes (Movies, TV, Musicals), New concert band arrangements and more.

What grade is the music you play? (Click to expand)
Late Starters: from very easy up to grade 2.5 by the end of the year
Northside Concert Band: 2.5 up to grade 5 if needed.

How large is the band? (Click to expand)
The Late Starters has ~20 members and the Northside Concert Band has ~40 members.

What instruments are in the band? (Click to expand)
The band is made up of the following
Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba
Woodwind: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone Saxophone
Percussion and Rhythm: Drums, Percussion, Timpani, Xylophone/Glockenspiel, Piano, Bass Guitar

When do you rehearse? (Click to expand)
Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights during the school term at Roseville public school.
Latestarters: 7pm – 8pm
Northside Concert Band: 8pm – 9:30pm

Do you have concerts or performances? (Click to expand)
Yes, we do several performances through the year. Please see News and Events for more details.