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.
Later that year, 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 a specially formed Jazz Ensemble as well. It was one of the highlights of the year for students and band members alike!
Recently, NCO has welcomed it's newest ensemble, the NCO Jazz Band. Playing music in the traditional Big Band style, our NCO Jazz Band is looking forward to many successful and exciting gigs in the future.
Although 2020 has been hampered by the Covid 19 pandemic, planning has already commenced for an exciting concert series for 2021, Stay tuned for details of our 2021 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!
NCO Concert Band rehearsals every Monday night
(7pm - 9pm)
NCO Jazz Band rehearsals every Thursday night
(7pm - 9pm)
Rehearsals held at Genesis Christian College (MP1 - please park near Church/childcare).