Members are provided with more opportunities with the Buderim Concert Band than any other band association on the Sunshine Coast. From our Beginners Band Program to our showcase Concert Band and ensembles we are able to provide an ensemble for musicians of any level. We are also the only band on the Sunshine Coast that caters for adult beginners and members wanting to expand their musicianship with a second instrument. See our Beginner Band Program page for more information. For a list of our ensembles see the Bands and Ensembles page.
All musicians always welcomed, however
Specific vacancies exist for
Concert Band: musicians must have AMEB grade 4/5 standard
Oboe (instrument available)
Baritone Saxophone (instrument available)
Latin and Auxiliary Percussion (all percussion equipment supplied by band)
Concert Band musicians are encouraged to join the Development Band on a second instrument at no extra membership cost.
Development Band: No minimum standard but must be able to read music and is proficient at chosen instrument
All instruments required especially:
Oboe (instrument may be available)
Percussion (all percussion equipment supplied by band)
Rehearsals are held Monday evenings
Development Band 5:45 - 6:45
Concert Band 7:00 - 9:00
The rehearsal venue is wheel chair friendly.
Buderim Concert Band welcomes new musicians who are able to play concert band instruments. Usually members have their own instruments; however, the band does have some larger instruments for use by members and may be able to assist prospective members with sourcing instruments.
How to join
- Visit us for a maximum obligation free trial period of 4 weeks to see if the band is for you;
- Complete an application for membership. One membership fee applies for all/multiple ensembles;
- Annual Fees: Adult: $150.00; Student/Family/Concession: $100.00pp; Associate: $5.00;
- Fees can be paid annually, half-yearly or by the quarter. Casual players: $5.00 pw;
- Uniform costs: Once only $40 fee for uniform shirt.
Sometimes new musicians feel they are not up to the standard and get discouraged. We all had to start somewhere and they are encouraged to find the band that suits them and to play what they can and work on the rest. By taking this supportive approach young/inexperienced musicians are able to find a lifelong love of music and end up some of our most valued and loyal members. Some of these members have been with us for over a decade.
Our uniform is the Buderim Concert Band black shirt embroidered with BCB logo, with black pants or skirt, black socks or stockings, and black shoes. On cold days, members may choose a black garment for wearing under the shirt if they feel the need.
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