ABOUT NORTHSIDE CONCERT ORCHESTRAS
Northside Concert Orchestras commenced in July 2018, with 25 keen musicians. Our first concert "Around the World in 80 Minutes" was held in September, and was quickly followed by our Christmas Concert "The Sounds of Christmas" which we co-hosted with our friends The Swingalicious Big Band in December of that year.
Continuing on from their busy debut season, NCO focused their energies on the Australian National Band Championships, which were held in Brisbane over the 2019 Easter Long weekend. Despite competing against ensembles from around Australia with much more ensemble and competition experience, NCO were awarded 2nd place in the B Grade Concert Band Division, only missing out on the championship by only a small margin. It was a wonderful achievement by the ensemble, especially considering NCO had only been formed 9 months earlier.
Recently, we presented 3 of our most favourite concerts. "Sounds of the Silver Screen" in September 2019, and 2 Children's concerts - "The NCO Children's Spectacular" on Saturday 2 November at Genesis Christian College and Sunday 3 November at Springfield Lakes State School. Working with the Springfield Lakes SS Allstar Choir for the concerts, we loved presenting a fun and exciting concert experience for families, including not only our concert band, but our newly formed Jazz Ensemble as well. It was one of the highlights of the year for students and band members alike!
Planning is currently underway for a really exciting concert series for 2020, including performances at the Qld State Band Championships in September, as well as a 4 concert series throughout the year. Stay tuned for details of our 2020 concert series!
With over 50 current members, we are looking at expanding with new ensembles in the new year.
Please email if you are interested in joining us!
Northside Concert Orchestras hold rehearsals every Monday night (7pm - 9pm) at Genesis Christian College (MP1 - please park near Church/childcare).