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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