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.
Continuing on from our busy debut season, NCO focussed 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.
Having recently presented our very successful concert "Sounds of the Silver Screen" in September, NCO will next host 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. We're looking forward to working with the specially formed Springfield Lakes SS Children's Choir for the concerts as well, in what will be a fantastic collaboration between the band and the school.
We're also planning 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).