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.

2018 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.

2018 Performance Calendar (subject to change)

Term 1

Week 11  April 12th Yamaha Australia Workshop at CY  10:30am – 2:30pm with Prof Rob McWillams
Holidays April 25th Anzac Dawn Service 6:15 am Maitland War Memorial

Term 2

Week 8 June 17 – 19th Instrumental Music Camp TBA Port Hughes

Term 3

Week 2 August 1st CYS Performance 2pm final rehearsal for Balaklava Eisteddfod
Week 2 August 3rd Balaklava Eisteddfod TBA Balaklava

Term 4

Week 2 Nov 24th AAS Performing Arts Concert 7pm Ardrossan
Week 4 Nov 7th Dress Rehearsal at CYS for Showcase concert 2pm  
Week 4 Nov 8th YP Concert Band Showcase Concert 7pm CYS  
Week 6 Nov 22nd Band Tour MDS 9:30am YAS 11:30am AAS 2pm  
Week 8 Dec 1 Curramulka Light Up 6:30pm Curramulka

2018 Repertoire

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