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Armistice Centenary Concert - call for volunteers


The South Burnett Community Orchestra will present an evening of live music and ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice - the end of World War One.  Held on Saturday the 10th November 2018, the night before Remembrance Day in the Kingaroy Town Hall, this will be a unique cultural response to the Centenary, including some military ceremony, memorabilia, artwork, the South Burnett Community Orchestra presenting an almost completely new musical program and a combined choir.  The String Ensemble will also perform new repertoire and a 3 course meal will be served.  We plan to raise money to donate to Legacy.  We are pleased to be supported by the Queensland Government, South Burnett Regional Council, Kingaroy RSL sub-branch, Hancock Prospecting, Bill Hull Car Centre, Woolworths, Riverina Stockfeed and other local organisations. 

We need you!  

We are also calling for general volunteers to help with organising the event beforehand, to help the publicity and ticket sales, to help on the night itself.  Please contact Jane Kennedy or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .





SBCO Celebrates 2017 - Dec 9

The SBCO is planning for our usual fantastic end of year concert.  We will hold this at Kumbia Memorial School of Arts Hall on Saturday, 9th December starting at 5.30pm.  There will be an optional BBQ dinner at interval.  Tickets and meal vouchers are available now from Kingaroy Office Central, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , phoning Caz AH 0418847067 or online - www.ticketebo.com.au/sbco.  (Small booking fee applies for online tickets) We hope to see you there!!


Woodwind Workshops 15-16 Nov 2017

Woodwind Workshops for Any Age or Stage

The South Burnett Community Orchestra, with support from the Regional Arts Development Fund, will be hosting a series of Woodwind Workshops.  They will be held on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November at the Uniting Church Hall, corner of Alford and Youngman st, Kingaroy.  All woodwind players are welcome to attend for one, some or all sessions.  This is suitable for those who have started playing recently or haven’t picked up their instrument in a while through to confident musicians.  The workshops will be led by Margaret Harrison, an experienced teacher, conductor and Music Festival Director.  Please register by 7th November if possible with Rhonda Smith, 0427 657 659 so we can arrange appropriate music.  Cost is $10 per day and includes light meals. ($20 for the full workshop series). 

Wednesday 15th November 
1pm to 5pm: Ensemble playing.  Play pieces you’ll know and enjoy, arranged by one of Australia’s leading musicians, Mark Walton
Light dinner is provided 
6pm to 8pm: Orchestral music.  Join with SBCO members to work on sections from the current repertoire.

Thursday 16th November
9am to 11am: Christmas Carols.  Play some familiar pieces for the festive season, with the option to join an ensemble for the Christmas Carnival
11am to 12noon: Ensemble playing.
Light lunch is provided
1pm to 4pm:  Master class.  Bring a familiar piece to play for everyone.  There is much to learn from listening to other players.  Please bring extra copies of your piece.

Musicians are welcome to join for all or part of the sessions, as they are available.  More details can be found on www.sbco.com.au, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by contacting Rhonda Smith for more information.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and South Burnett Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture.



Chinchilla Jazz Concert 07/10/17


We all had such an awesome time teaming up with the musicians from Chinchilla, and what a great audience!  Watch out for a similar event in 2018!

If you can't make it to see SBCO in Kingaroy on 16th September, why not join us and the Chinchilla Concert band and Chinchilla Strings for "All That Jazz" concert on Saturday 7th October at the Chinchilla Cultural Centre, Heeney Street.  Buy tickets from www.trybooking.com/269844


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