Noosa/Buderim Concert Band
The members of the Noosa/Buderim Concert Band enjoy performing a wide variety of music - some big band, some modern classics, some film music, some adaptions of classical works, some traditional Australian music and so on.
The formation of the Buderim Concert Band was the result of one man's vision. Barry Rodgers believed that Buderim should have its own community band. He established the Band in 1998 largely from school leavers with some older members joining in. It was originally named the Buderim Community Concert Band and was affiliated with the Buderim War Memorial Community Association.
Soon after, John Hadlow was invited to be Musical Director and Conductor. Both Barry and John had extensive Australian Army band experience and John introduced the band to parade marching.
The Band's first performance was on Anzac Day, 1998. Barry still holds the position of Founder of the Band and often drops in to support the clarinets in his role of First Clarinet when needed. He is always appreciated when he is able to come.
In 2004, the name of the Band was changed to its present name: Buderim Concert Band. In 2005, it was incorporated as a separate entity although it maintained its collaborative ties with the Buderim War Memorial Association.
The numbers of the Band has fluctuated over the years but starts 2015 in a strong position with 30 to 40 playing members and support members. We are now finding second generation musicians coming along with their parents which puts the Band in a strong position for the future. Some of the young early members have gone on to study music at a tertiary level and now have professional careers.