The latest from the Parkes Shire Concert Band | Parkes Champion Post


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Parkes Shire Concert Band (PSCB) were delighted to start the year with the performance of the Australia Day Ceremony at the new Cooke Park Pavilion.

How lucky our community is to have this amazing place!

We look forward to the next big event there, “Overture” – be sure to come and enjoy this wonderful night under the stars with the big stars!!

Meet New Member David Heins

I came to Parkes a few years ago when I was the lead construction engineer for the new Northparkes underground mine.

The company I worked for, SKM, had the EPCM contract to install the handling system.

I returned last year as a Senior Project Engineer on the Parkes Bypass working for Transport NSW. The construction is carried out by the contractor Georgiou.

I really like Parkes, a very friendly town.

My interest in music started two years ago when I tried my son’s trumpet.

It led to lessons and on top of that I felt that the bands, especially in rural areas, have a real Aussie feel to them and being part of them is enjoyable.

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Music Director Duncan Clements with David Heins.

The social side of the band was also an eye opener with the new friendships that can be formed by playing community to music.

A good band needs a good musical leader, and Parkes is lucky to have Duncan Clements.

Did you know that PSCB is a registered supplier of Creative Kids?

The Service NSW website is the place to start to apply for a NSW Government voucher of up to $100 per calendar year for schoolchildren eligible for band fees.

A few members of the band are performing in the upcoming Parkes Musical and Dramatic Society musical, “BIG”.

It will be a fantastic show, be sure to see it and support your local theatre.


No matter what level you can play or if you are used to playing an instrument or if you want to learn, do not hesitate to come and attend one of our rehearsals.

Our next community broadcasts

  • Wrapped Cones, Parkes – March 19 from 11am-12pm
  • Opening – April 2 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Canowindra Balloon Festival (in combination with other groups in Street Parade) April 9
  • Elvis Street Parade – April 23
  • ANZAC DAY Ceremony – April 25

Tuesday 7-9pm during school term, above pool complex, rue Dalton.

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