Lake Macquarie Winds at the National Band Championships

Lake Macquarie Winds Concert Band played in the National Band Championships held in Newcastle NSW over the Easter weekend 2023. We played in Open D Grade Concert Band on Saturday 8 April. We placed a very close second. Well done and thanks to all players, supporters and special thanks to our long-suffering conductor, Dr Mark Pinner.

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The Band

Lake Macquarie Winds Concert Band is a community band: volunteer musicians supported by the community to bring professional music to that community.

We are based at Valentine in the beautiful city of Lake Macquarie NSW Australia.

The band aims to bring people of all different ages, backgrounds and musical ability together in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to make wonderful music and bring that music to our community.

Where we rehearse

Rehearsals are held each Wednesday night during NSW school terms at Valentine Public School, Tallawalla Rd, Valentine, from 7pm to 9pm.

Who can join?

Any musicians with an interest in band music: professionals, amateurs, students and visitors. Come along and join our rehearsal, we’d love to see you there!

Find out more @ Join the Band


Upcoming events in 2023

An amazing year is planned for the band! We will be taking part in the Australian National Band Championships which will be held in Newcastle over Easter April 7th to April 10th. This will be a great event bringing community brass and concert bands from all over Australia and overseas to compete right here in…

From Dreamtime to Modern…

From Dreamtime to Modern was an afternoon celebrating Australia’s culture and rich soundscapes, at Rathmines Theatre on 23 October 2022. The performance consisted of a smoking ceremony and indigenous dance performances by Gabinya Miyay Aboriginal Dance Group and Australian-themed compositions performed by Lake Macquarie Winds concert band. Gabinya Miyay (Boy Girl) was founded by Randall…