The band with Julia Gillard at the Old Gum Tree Proclamation Day celebration 2012.
In 1983 the band was formed as the City of Brighton Concert Band. Since then the band has worked under some very talented musical directors and has competed in the National Band Championships coming first in B Grade for 3 consecutive years, from 1991 - 1993. Due to the amalgamation of the Brighton and Glenelg Councils, the band was renamed as the City of Holdfast Bay Concert Band in January 1997. The band is a community band supported by revenue from concerts, fundraising activities, members subscriptions, the Lions Club of Brighton and by the City of Holdfast Bay Council.
The band rehearses on Thursday nights, 7:30-10:00pm in the City of Holdfast Bay Music Centre, Lipson Avenue, Seacliff.
The City of Holdfast Bay Concert Band is now on Facebook. We will be posting all upcoming concerts and events and any other important information on our page so please come and join us. It will also give other people a chance to express their opinions on any of our concerts/events and make requests. So whether you are another band member or family/friends of band members or just a member of the general public we want to hear from you on Facebook.