YP Combined Schools Concert Band

CYS is home to the YP Combined Schools Concert Band.

Instrumental students are invited to join the Concert Band once they have reached sufficient proficiency on their instrument. The Concert Band rehearses each Wednesday afternoon after school and performs at school assemblies, music competitions, local functions and at other YP schools. In the past they have also performed at the Kernewek Lowender, in Adelaide at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and shopping centres and in tours around the Yorke Peninsula.

2019 Information

Conductor: Debbie Schwartz (IMS)

Band Manager: Tim Tuck (CYS Coordinator of Learning & Innovation)

Schools involved: Central Yorke, Ardrossan Area, Minlaton District, Yorketown Area, Curramulka

Membership:  45 students, 4 community members, 6 teaching staff

Rehearsals: Each Wednesday of school terms from 3:30-5pm, (unless otherwise announced)

Fees and membership requirements: The band is free to join. Students must be attending a YP school. Community members require SA Police checks.

2019 Repertoire

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Band News

Semester 2 Performing Arts

Semester 2 Performing Arts

Semester 2 is the time when students are given the opportunity to showcase their learning in the Performing Arts. These opportunities range from individual assessments ...
A Night of Music

A Night of Music

On Wednesday August 14, CYS hosted over eighty Immanuel College music students for combined band and choir workshops and a full evening concert. On arrival, ...
2019 IMS Music Camp

2019 IMS Music Camp

Stephanie Gersch, Ashlee Radford, Kira Davies, Sophie Davies, Ben Allen, Josh French along with teacher, Debbie Schwartz, participated in the annual Instrumental Music Camp which ...
2019 Balaklava Eisteddfod

2019 Balaklava Eisteddfod

The CYS Senior and YP Concert Band students travelled to Balaklava on Friday August 2 for the annual Balaklava Eisteddfod. The Eisteddfod attracts hundred of ...
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Concert

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Concert

On Wednesday July 3, the Yorke Peninsula Combined Schools Concert Band performed the curtain raiser for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Port Pirie concert at the ...
Concert Band Rehearsal with the ASO

Concert Band Rehearsal with the ASO

ASO members visited CYS last week to rehearse with the Concert Band. The band is preparing for a concert at Port Pirie with the Adelaide ...
ANZAC Dawn Service 2019

ANZAC Dawn Service 2019

It was a bright, cool and clear morning for Maitland’s 2019 ANZAC Dawn Service, held at the town War Memorial. The Concert Band led by ...
ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day

There have been many times in our country’s history when as a nation we have sent young people to war. Anzac Day is one occasion ...
ANZAC Dawn Service 2019

ANZAC Dawn Service 2019

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UNISA Big Band Visit

UNISA Big Band Visit

The UNISA Big Band visited CYS on Friday August 31, to run an improvisation workshop with our music students and perform at the Barley Stacks ...
Balaklava Eisteddfod

Balaklava Eisteddfod

This year’s Balaklava Eisteddfod was held on Friday and August 3 and CYS was well represented by the school’s Junior Concert band and as part ...