Nov 142021

The adult beginner band from 2021 is off to a great start but we’ve been slightly hampered by Covid. We are still happy to accept new members to start in 2022. Our program welcomes complete beginners who will be supported by their own private music tutors and our beginner band program. For more information please click on the link on our main page and register your interest. We’re looking forward to welcoming you into the organisation.

Dec 122020

The Lane Cove Concert Band will be starting its third Adult Beginner Band in 2021. Over the years we have had two adult beginner bands (2008, 2011) and two adult beginner music programmes (2014, 2016) all of which have been very successful. Many of our current members are from those original groups and they’re still enjoying playing, learning new skills and making new friendships along the way.

New members that join the beginner programme do not need to have any musical experience at all to join in, we will get you started on your musical journey. We have a range of instruments available for hire and will direct you to music tutors. We also welcome people that may have learnt an instrument as a child but haven’t played for a long time, or those who are proficient on other instruments but would like to try something new. 

The Lane Cove Concert Band currently has about 180 members across six ensembles, including three concert bands (experienced, intermediate, novice), a woodwind ensemble, jazz ensemble and big band. Our current Music Directors have worked in the world of professional music performance and conducting and are of the highest standard, these include Gavin Staines, Megan Lipworth, Dan Williams, Bob Pritchard, David Braybrook and Jeff Camilleri.

If you would like to register your interest in our new Adult Beginner Band for 2021 please click here. We look forward to welcoming you into our friendly community.

Feb 042020

The LCCB warmly welcomes Megan Lipworth as our new Music Director of the Turrumburra Concert Band.

Megan is an experienced musician and conductor who has worked both nationally and internationally as a percussionist and has worked as program director and conductor for local Sydney primary and high schools as well as Bondi Brass.

We are very excited to welcome Megan to the organisation and look forward to having her work with Turrumburra.

Feb 042019

The LCCB warmly welcomes two Music Directors to our organisation. Rod Mason (working with Turrumburra) and Jeff Camilleri  (working with Burns Bay Big Band).

Both Rod and Jeff bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organisation and we are very excited to have them working with us.

Sep 132018

Our Adult Beginner Music Programme will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year in October. The majority of musicians in the LCCB organisation started their instrument within the last ten years through either the Karingal Concert Band, Turrumburra Concert Band or the Adult Beginner Music Programme. Many of our musicians had never picked up an instrument in their lives while others returned after a (very) long hiatus.

We will be celebrating the achievements of the programmes and the musicians within it on the 28th of October in a concert at Willoughby Uniting Church from 3pm. More information will be included on our Facebook page and this website in coming weeks.


Aug 292018

Cameraygal Wind Symphony, under the musical direction of Gavin Staines, has placed second in the NSW Band Championships held at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith on the 25th of August. Congratulations to all band members and Gavin for their hard work in preparing for this event and their fine performance on the day.

Mar 212018

The Lane Cove Concert Band are excited to welcome Dan Williams to our team of Music Directors. Dan comes to us as an extremely experienced conductor and musician, having conducted jazz and concert bands at Waverley College, Kings School and Cranbrook. As a musician Dan has worked as a professional trumpet player in the SSO, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and was the principal trumpet of the Opera Company of Boston and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Dan will be working with the Karingal Concert Band as their Music Director.

Nov 092017

Cameraygal Wind Symphony will be playing at the Remembrance Day ceremony that will be held in Lane Cove Plaza from 10.45am on the 11th of November. All welcome.

Aug 012017

The Lane Cove Concert Band warmly welcomes Bob Pritchard into our organisation as the Music Director for Stringybark Jazz. Bob has spent a lifetime involved with music performance and education and has had an extensive performing career, working with artists such as the Daly/Wilson Big Band, Liberace, Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips and Marcia Hines. He is currently working with Lane Cove Public School (Jazz Band) and Stringybark Jazz.

Stringybark is currently looking for a few additional members, if you are interested in joining the ensemble please submit a membership enquiry and we will be in touch soon.


Jul 272017

We are excited to announce the appointment of Bob Pritchard as music director for Stringybark Jazz. Come down to Lane Cove Plaza on Sunday 29th July to see Stringybark in action along with our flagship band, Cameraygal Wind Symphony, it will be a fabulous morning of music and entertainment for all ages.