HBCM Show Band

 

HBCM Show Band is an exciting mix of youth and experience with members ranging in age from teens to seventies and in musical experience from 5 years to 60 years.

The Show Band's musical repertoire is very large and covers a wide range of styles and tastes from classic jazz, through swing, to rock and modern funk. Modern arrangements deliver a great big band sound from tunes penned all the way through from the 1910s to the 2000s. Each two hour performance is unique!

In 2019, the band will be led by Kyle Downes, a well-known local pianist, music teacher and tutor. Current musicians in this very active community big band play alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, and drums and range from instrumental music teachers of many years experience to the emerging talents of our best teenage musicians. Several of our past members have left for the bright lights to study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

Rehearsals are usually held at 7pm on Thursdays at the HBCM Rehearsal Hall in Bideford Street, Torquay. Musicians with big band experience holidaying in Hervey Bay are often invited to sit in at rehearsals and have featured at some of our gigs.

Please email the Musical Director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Hervey Bay Big Band Live!

The Big Band made major steps forward with January 2011 and February 2012  performances at the Hervey Bay Jazz Club. The nights featured a 2 hour sets by the Big Band which were met by standing ovations.

2012

Hervey Bay Jazz Club gig live on YouTube

2011

Hervey Bay Jazz Club gig live on YouTube

Featured Charts in the Hervey Bay Big Band Repertoire

These numbers are live recordings of the HBCM Big Band playing the charts:

Children of Sanchez, Feels So Good , Hey Jude, I Can't Turn You Loose, In The Mood, Rock Around The Clock , Something, Stairway To Heaven, Stormy Weather, Swingin' Shepherd Blues, Beyond The Sea, How High The Moon, California Dreaming, Earth Wind & Fire Dance Mix, Hot Hot Hot, Lady Madonna, September, Take Five

Listen to our mp3s live on SoundCloud -->

Many of our other charts are listed on our Rehearsal Charts page -->

 

 

Balaena Gig

Hervey Bay Big Band playing live at Cafe Balaena on the boardwalk at Urangan Harbour Marina (May 2012)

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Note: These wonderful photos where taken by Kylie Clough of Hervey Bay. If you want to hire Kylie to do some photography for you, you can email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hervey Bay Big Band at Mary Poppins Festival 2013

 

 

 

Hervey Bay Big Band playing live at the 2013 Mary Poppins Festival in the Gatakers Art Space Maryborough

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