We are thrilled to have won the Australian National Eisteddfod A Grade Concert Band Competition, held at Llewellyn Hall last night.

We are very proud of our performance, playing Frank Ticheli’s “Vesuvius” and Australian composer Jodie Blackshaw’s “Twist”.

Once again Ginninderra Wind Orchestra provided us with stiff competition with an amazing performance of Thomas Doss’ “Stone Age”.

Our development and recreational ensemble, the John Agnew Band, was awarded a Highly Commended and had a special mention from the adjudicator. Well done team!

It was an incredible night, with all ensembles doing the Canberra music scene proud!

We would like to thank the organisers of this wonderful event, and congratulate all ensembles and musicians involved.

Here’s two of our members Tony and Jenny with the winners trophy!




CCB and CYO at the High Court


Canberra City Band and the Canberra Youth Orchestra are joining forces to put on a spectacular musical experience at the High Court.


Bringing together two of the ACT’s most powerful musical forces – Canberra’s official wind and youth orchestras – this performance promises to dazzle and delight. The programme will focus on core works in the repertoire, combining the penchant for electricity and excitement of both these ensembles’ young directors with the scale and boldness appropriate to the setting. Each ensemble will present a number of works, culminating in a combined performance of one of the most revelatory moments in music.

Canberra City Band (CCB) is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious concert bands. Placed second at the 2015 National Band Championships, CCB ranked ahead of ensembles from major conservatoriums around Australia. It is the flagship ensemble of the CCB organisation, currently seven ensembles strong. CCB’s concert series for 2016 will concentrate on presenting new and engaging works by Australian composers, including works commissioned for the Band. The Band performs in venues around the region and is committed to community engagement and art music performance at the highest level.

Canberra Youth Orchestra (CYO) is the premier youth symphony orchestra within the ACT and wider region, bringing together the finest young musicians.  Recently acclaimed as an orchestra of “dedicated and expert young musicians at the top of the game” (CityNews, 24 October 2015), CYO performs four major orchestral concerts in the Llewellyn Hall every year. Conducted by Leonard Weiss, CYO performs a diverse range of repertoire and features world-renowned soloists. Their 2016 concert series, Icons, highlights symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Dvo?ák, Sibelius and Brahms.



Open Day 2016

Canberra City Band is holding an Open Day on the 27th Feb!! There will be plenty of festivities on, as well as open rehearsals and performances by our ensembles. This is a great opportunity for musicians young and old to come along and get to know our organisation. Learn about all of our ensembles including Canberra City Band, John Agnew Band, Canberra City Juniors, Spectrum Big Band and our newest ensemble launching in the coming months, Canberra City Youth Band. Our friends at Canberra Brass and Music For Canberra will also be there! Looking for a great musical organisation to join? Come along!

Floriade 2014

Join JAB from 11:20 followed by Canberra City Band at 12:00 on Sunday, 14 September at Stage 88 as we welcome Spring to Canberra on the opening weekend of Floriade.

Bring the family and enjoy the flowers, fun and music!

Strike Up the Band!

Strike Up the Band! - 17 Aug, 1pm - High Court foyer

Canberra City Band is legally obliged to tell you we’ll be performing at the High Court of Australia on Sunday, 17th Aug at 1pm!

It will be a full-sitting of the band for an hour of music you won’t want to miss with a diverse mixture of styles including contemporary, latin and turn-of-the-century wind ensemble repertoire.

Give up on an alibi and join us in the foyer.Canberra City Band - High Court. Introduction by Geoff Grey.
Canberra City Band - High Court.
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Canberra City Band Tour Spectacular!

Canberra City Band is hitting the road on the way to the NSW State Band Championships!

Come see us at the Goulburn Soldier’s Club on Friday, August 29 at 7:30pm as we take our sound to the State finals in Penrith on Sunday, August 31.

Come see us at Goulbourn Soldier's Club, 29 Aug
CCB 2014 Tour Spectacular!

CCB Competes at National Band Championships

In April CCB took to the skies, arriving in Brisbane to compete at the National Band Championships for the first time in many years. In our first attempt at returning to A-Grade, we took out 5th place among 7 bands. Well done to everyone who took part!

Did you know that bananas can help control performance anxiety? Well, we put the theory to the test!

The Gazebo Effect!

The John Agnew Band will perform a collection of concert favourites at the Glebe Park Rotunda, 3pm on Sunday the 30th of March.

Bring a picnic, bring the family and come out to support CCB’s leisure & development ensemble!

The Gazebo Effect