Canberra City Band

Canberra City Band was established in 1925 and has a long standing history as the band of Canberra. Canberra City Band is an A-grade wind ensemble that plays in eisteddfods, regional and national band championships, and events around Canberra and the region. 

If you are interested in joining the band please contact for more information. 

Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7.30pm and are held at Hawker College 

Spectrum Big Band

Spectrum Big Band is one of Canberra's best non-professional big bands and regularly plays for public and private/corporate events. 

See Spectrum Big Band's website for recordings and videos of the band performing. 

If you are interested in booking or joining the band please contact for more information.   

Rehearsals are Mondays from 7.30pm and are held at Hawker College 

John Agnew Band

John Agnew Band is the development band of Canberra City Band, Inc. JAB is an adult-focussed 'leisure band' with members having plenty of fun! 

While adult-focussed, players under 18 are welcome to join, just get in touch. 

The standard of the ensemble is up to band-grade 3 which loosely equates to AMEB grade 3. 

They meet every Tuesday evening from 6:00pm-7:15pm and rehearse a combination of light popular music for various local performances each year, and participate in the annual local eisteddfod. Rehearsals are held at Hawker College.  

JAB is non-audition and everyone is welcome to join.

Come along and give it a go!