The Woodville Concert Band is a community concert band situated in the Western suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, and is affiliated with the City of Charles Sturt. The Band’s membership represents a good mix of ages and abilities on Woodwind, Brass and Percussion.
The Concert Band plays a variety of different styles of music, including but not limited to: video game and anime music, big band, jazz and swing, movie and TV themes, marches and classics, Pop and Rock, and show tunes.
The Band plays at a variety of engagements in the community, private functions and Council-organised events such as Citizenship Ceremonies.
As a community concert band, we aim to: promote musical education by performing at concerts for the musical pleasure of the community, encourage participation amongst students and performers, both young and adults, maintain an active liaison with schools in the region, and most importantly, we aim to have fun and play music we all enjoy
The band prides itself on its community and atmosphere, and hopes to continue to maintain an attitude of support. We aim to perform newly composed works wherever possible, especially by Australian composers, and have premiered works by local Australian musicians on a number of occasions.
Nathan Cummins is an Adelaide-based composer and performer. He recently graduated from the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Composition with First Class Honours, and has now returned to study a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Composition. He is an active member of the Adelaide band scene and amongst his involvement in local musicals, productions, and bands playing whatever instrument he can lay his hands on, he is Artistic Director of the Woodville Concert Band.
Nathan hopes to pursue a career in film and game music and is currently composing music for a number of creators around Australia, including film directors, dance choreographers, game designers, and lyricists. Nathan is known for his orchestrations, but frequently plays in and composes for big bands and other jazz ensembles. He is always keen to be involved in new projects, including student projects, composing, orchestrating, conducting, or performing.
Find out more about Nathan at his website.
A note from Nathan
One of the most important things about a good band is their attitude towards their music. Until joining the Woodville Concert Band, I never had the privilege to be involved in a band that’s so enthusiastic and welcoming, and I am very grateful to be a part of such an excellent band.
I hope to take the band to new heights, and bring out the best in each of our musicians.