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.

Players should be at least AMEB Grade 5 or equivalent and are expected to practice between rehearsals ensure the standard of the band remains high. 

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 social concert band of Canberra City Band, Inc. JAB has a strong focus on community and perfecf for those new to playing, those returning to playing and school leavers who want to continue playing. 

While a primarily adult band, 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-8pm 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! 

PRISM Jazz Ensemble

CCB Inc has recently launched the PRISM Jazz Ensemble! PRISM has been rehearsing since mid-2023 and are having fun playing in a relaxed social setting.

This ensemble is aimed at players of all ages and skill levels who are interested in playing jazz, particularly the Big Band style. There is no minimum or maximum number of players per part so anyone can come and have a go!

PRISM rehearses 2-4pm on Saturdays at Hawker College. If you are interested please email