10/10 for 1st Rehearsal back! :-)

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On Monday 18th October we had 10 musicians at rehearsal ….

  • 3 saxaphones [tenor & alto]
  • 2 clarinets
  • apologies from 1 flute, 1 french horn, & 2 other clarinets 😦 [returning either next week or 1Dec]
  • 1 trumpet
  • 1 baritone
  • 1 trombone
  • 1 tuba
  • 1 conductor/musical director

…. Not bad for 1st night back amidst pandemic-induced vax rules & stormy weather …. And how gooood it felt to be playing together again!

After chit-chat, setup & quick catchup, from 6pm we played the following pieces, with the usual starts & stops + final proper play-through:

  • Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
  • Little Brown Jug << Variations of
  • Coventry Carol
  • Deck the Halls with Old Composers

See you again NEXT week: Monday 25th October

5.45pm for 6pm start [see our last 16thOct blogpost for details re: current participation criteria, thanks]

STOP PRESS!!   Band rehearsals are ON again!! :-)

Post-lockdown restart of rehearsals means that we have to stick to the ‘Double-Vaxxed only’ rule from 18th Oct 2021 until 1st December 2021, after which no such restrictions will apply … What this is all means is that we still need to do QR checkins, sanitise hands, bring our own clean cloth for water emissions ... but ADDITIONALLY, the Uni wants to know how many of us to expect after-hours, so please text our dear band leader, Ben, on 0432 575 911, or email our secretary, Letitia, at secretary.lismore.concertband@gmail.com, to let either of them know of your intention to arrive [so that they may in turn advise SCU of total numbers].  Thanks in advance for your understanding & cooperation, as we are obliged to follow the conditions outlined by our host, Southern Cross Uni, as well as current State regulations, + we want everyone to be well.  … EITHER WAY!  Get practising, ‘coz soon you can be making sweet harmonies with us regardless of your current vax-status or other health concerns. Can’t stop the music!  🙂

3rd Term Rehearsals: Week1 CANCELLED

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Please be advised that, amidst current uncertainty re: spread of the SARS-2 virus, Southern Cross Uni has tightened its policy re: gatherings on-campus, leaving us to make the hard decision to cancel tonight’s rehearsal … ~ … SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR SUCH SHORT NOTICE.

Please stay tuned for ongoing advice re: next week’s Band Practice as we continue to be guided by SCU policy, but don’t let that stop you from PRACTISING! 😉


Lismore City Concert Band Committee



How excited we are to not just be playing music again, & not just gigging, but playing with so many other musicians at Resonator Music‘s upcoming World MAKE MUSIC DAY celebrations outside its store @ Boeing Avenue [near the airport].

Image: Get ready for BATTLE OF THE BANDS!!! … Musical Directors/Conductors, Ben van Kleef [Lismore City Concert Band] & Laurie Green [Ballina Shire Concert Band] take a fighting stance 😉

LOCATION! :   26 Boeing Avenue, Ballina [outside RESONATOR MUSIC]

10am << Opening Act = TWEED COAST BAND

11.15am << Supporting Act


Rumour has it there’ll be a BBQ

MORE INFO:   See Resonator Music‘s FB page ~ https://www.resonatormusic.com/our-events/

Image: Some of the recent media coverage of this exciting event


It’s that time of year again!

But we’ve evolved from pizza in the corridor at the Con to dinner in the Conference Room at the Sherwood!

  • LOCATION! :   Conference Room @ The Sherwood Hotel [75 Molesworth St, Lismore]
  • START TIME:   7.30pm  [i.e. after Band practice finishes at 7pm, head over to the Sherwood]
  • DINNER:  Check out the Hotel’s menu to see if it caters to your dietary needs; it’s possible to PRE-ORDER your meal so that it’s ready soon after you arrive [We’re all usually pretty hungry after Band!]
  • HOTEL WEBSITE & MENU:  https://www.thesherwoodhotel.com.au/ [Below is a screenshot of the Menu; go to the actual website to view or download the PDF version.]

Hello 2021 ~ LCCB is back!

Great news! We have a new HOME!

Yes, Lismore’s oldest band has MOVED this week from it’s old space at the Con up to the lovely grounds of Southern Cross University! We have a better storage space & will rehearse within the Performance Space [Room D.129] of the Music & Media Studies building [i.e. D-Block].

1st REHEARSAL is Monday 22nd February at the usual time from 5pm thru to 7pm. Fees for this term* will be reduced to the special one-off price of $25!! 🙂

See the following links for map & info re: parking.

See our SOCIAL MEDIA pages for ongoing contact & specific Event pages:

It’s T.H.A.T. time of year again! ;-)

Annual General Meeting!  ~  A.G.M.  ~  Monday 9th March

6.45pm, Concert Hall, Northern Rivers Conservatorium

Be there or be square!  OK, be there AND be square … Help us to grow & flourish the Lismore City Concert Band <<—- It takes teamwork behind the scenes to raise $’s for the band & plan future gigs ‘n activities. Do you have lots of good ideas or energy to give?  You can choose to do a little or a lot, it’s up to you.  Anyone is welcome to attend anyway, to hear our annual reports on how the Band has done this past year & which directions we might head in throughout 2020.  Bring your 2020 vision to the party!  Optional dinner afterwards somewhere in Lismore.


Get ready, SET: Go! :-)

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February is almost here & so it’s time to get our work & play lives in order!

Starting with a NEW TIMESLOT of ConcertBand rehearsals UPstairs @ the CON [in the AIR-conditioned Concert Room]:  4.45-6.30pm MONDAYS throughout NSW school terms [we’re trialling a slightly earlier time slot this year so that young players are able to play with both our ConcertBand AND the YouthJazz band (which starts 7pm same nights).

ConBand members MUST ENROL ONLINE  beforehand via the Northern Rivers Conservatorium’s website  –  https://enrol.nrcac.edu.au/ 

  • Please choose the COMMUNITY MUSIC’ option, then ‘NEW‘ or ‘CONTINUING‘, then complete the ENSEMBLE & GROUP TUITION’ section ~  i.e. leave ‘Individual Tuition’ section blank <– This should only apply to NEW members; the system will remember your basic details for CONTINUING members.
  • No need to pay online YET:  the CON will send you an INVOICE + you can then pay the annual insurance fee either in person at the office before 5pm weekdays or online if you prefer by responding to their email when it comes.  (Separate term fees are payable directly to the Band rather than the Con).

See our own website homepage for info re: actual fees, including family deals: https://lismorecityconcertband.org.au/join-us/


  • Not all members are able to make every rehearsal or even the whole time-slot, & that’s just fine! 🙂 Talk to our treasurer about options to make playing music with us possible.
  • Are you a potentially NEW MEMBER & not sure yet if you want to commit to joining?  That’s OK too ~ Just come along to any rehearsal night once the Con’s refurbishments are completed & check us out either as a player or just watch & listen … You can decide after that if you’d like to join & then, of course, enrol. 🙂
  • School-age children are MOST welcome, but will need to be accompanied by an appropriate adult carer on the first occasion.