History

Canberra City Band was established in 1925 and has a long standing history as the band of Canberra. We are the official band of the Territory and are Australia's longest continuous concert banding organisation. Currently we offer eight standing ensembles and any number of small groups brought together for ocassions. Our ensembles boast a sparkling reputation for quality and community, and have an outstanding history in competition and performance.

Extended History

Awards

The Band has won a few awards in its time. From National A Grade Champions to the Chief Minister's Gold Award, we've picked up a cabinet full of trophies and a wall full of placards. For a full list, with commentary, click below.
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Mr Chifley's Baby

We've got a book! As one of the oldest concert band in the Southern Hemisphere we've got a very rich history and so we decided we should record it for posterity. We commissioned two of the ACT's most renowned musicians and authors (who just happened to have strong connections to the band) to chronicle our history. Mr Chifley's Baby is the result.
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Life Members

From time to time we honor the people who have made the Band what it is. In recognition of their service we have awarded them life membership and immortalised them on our wall and on this website, along with a record of their service.
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CCB is one of Australia's oldest and most highly decorated concert bands. Canberra City Band was established in 1925 and has a long standing history as the band of Canberra. Regardless of your level, we want to hear from you! We play for a variety of community events throughout the year and if you don't want to play, feel free to come have a listen.

49 Phillip Avenue, Watson, ACT, 2604

+61 4 51070990

contact@canberracityband.com