The Burnside Youth Concert Band was formed by Stuart Jones in 2003. Since then, the band has been active in the community, presenting a series of concerts in the Burnside Ballroom and playing at community events.
The current conductor is John Lee, who has led the band for 4 years. John was previously a performing member of the band for 10 years, playing trumpet, French Horn, and euphonium. He has also conducted and performed with many community bands in Adelaide, and has a strong passion for local concert musicianship.
The band currently has 25 members ranging from upper primary to young adult, with varying abilities. Instrumentation includes woodwind, brass, and percussion.
Their repertoire encompasses a diverse mix of musical styles inclusive of original concert band music, movie and TV themes, arrangements of classical works, Broadway show tunes and jazz.