Cardinia Civic Concert Band is the premier band of the shire and we perform at a number of events including Pakenham Show, Australian Day, citizenship ceremonies and many carols by candlelight and ANZAC Day events throughout Cardinia.
We also perform an annual concert at the renowned Cardinia Cultural Centre and hold variety nights and Cabaret events at the Army Road Hall in Pakenham Upper. The variety nights have a casual atmosphere with games and trivia and performances by individuals, small groups and both our bands. Our themed cabaret events are always a hit with costumes and of course great music.
The band was originally formed in the late 1880’s and started out as a brass band under the direction of a drum major, but became the Pakenham Concert Band, during the 1970’s. Towards the end of 1994, the Shire of Pakenham merged with surrounding suburbs to form the Shire of Cardinia and so the band changed its name, accordingly, to become the Cardinia Civic Concert Band.
We are a diverse band, with a wide range of ages and skill levels, but we all share a genuine love of music. We draw on that commonality to give engaging performances and yet also provide a great environment for young musicians to make vast improvements, serving the community as best as we can.