Boroondara Symphonic Band Incorporated was originally formed as the Balwyn Youth Concert Band in 1980 by the Rotary Club of Balwyn. It was, and still is, a community initiative to promote the enjoyment of Symphonic Band music. The Band changed its name in early 1998 to reflect its stage of development and significance to the community of Boroondara.
These days, the main aim of the Band is to provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages to perform and participate in a community environment. The Band provides opportunities for developing self-confidence, teamwork skills, meeting new people and performing music from a wide repertoire including Jazz, Classical and Concert Band music.
Symphonic Band repertoire is bold and exciting, and demands high standards of performance from Woodwind, Brass and Percussion instrumentalists. The number of Australian compositions for concert bands is slowly developing and are performed and promoted by the Band where possible.