The CONCERT BAND/WIND ORCHESTRA is our premier ensemble comprising 31 highly trained professional musicians. This ensemble performs a wide range of musical styles from original wind band repertoire and classical transcriptions that feature a talented array of soloists in the band, to music from film, opera, ballet and musical theatre. In our repertoire you will hear the great standards as well as recent popular songs, with our stunning vocalist at the microphone, Belinda Parsons.
Our major regular performances in the Sydney Town Hall, St. Andrews Cathedral, The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and Government House are well attended. Additionally we perform at concerts for senior citizens, primary and high school students, and we appear at many public events in diverse venues such as the Martin Place Amphitheatre, Manly Corso, Parramatta Mall and various country community centres throughout NSW.
Our 30-piece PARADE BAND features regularly at many high-profile events and celebrations throughout NSW.
The Parade Band attends and supports NSW Police and Government events such as Attestation Parades at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn, NSW Police Funerals, Anzac Day, National Police Remembrance Day, UN Day, Tickertape Parades and the NSW Police Musical Ride.
The Parade Band is often found supporting local events throughout suburban NSW and in country towns.
The BIG BAND consists of eighteen highly skilled musicians performing traditional and modern jazz arrangements. This compelling ensemble focuses on showcasing the composition and arranging talents of current band members and selected Australian composers. With a full complement of saxophones, trombones, trumpets and a superb rhythm section, the band has been received with great enthusiasm for their performances at community concerts and social events, festivals and balls. The NSW Police Big Band features exquisite vocalist Belinda Parsons, as well as instrumental soloists of the highest quality.
The BRASS QUINTET is a five-piece ensemble that provides brass to your brass! Catering to a wide variety of musical tastes with their varied repertoire, including Baroque, Classical, Broadway favourites or crowd-pleasing jazz standards, this small group will bring brilliance, pomp and pizazz to any occasion. Comprised of two trumpets, French Horn, trombone and tuba or bass trombone, the Brass Quintet has performed for royalty and governors, at police events and award ceremonies, for senior citizens, in community galas, featured concerts and for schools. The Brass Quintet is also well suited to outdoor occasions such as civic receptions and investitures, church and commemorative services and formal events.
The CLARINET QUINTET is a dynamic and versatile ensemble that features five members of the NSW Police Band’s impressive clarinet section. This ensemble has an eclectic repertoire portfolio and plays in a wide variety of genres, including classical, latin, jazz, pop and contemporary tunes; sure to enhance and provide a touch of class to any event. Making regular appearances at state functions, dinners and award ceremonies, the quintet performs featured musical items as well as providing ambient background music.
The DIXIE COMBO plays authentic, traditional jazz from the 1920’s to the 1940’s. Comprising the trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano or banjo, tuba, and drums, this is a bright and lively ensemble that is perfectly suited to outdoor events such as festivals, fetes, and community gatherings. A highlight at the Kiama Jazz Festival 2020, the Dixie Combo has been very popular since its inception in 2018 and regularly draws large, enthusiastic crowds at their performances.
The JAZZ COMBO features some of the country’s finest practitioners of the genre. A small ensemble comprising vocals accompanied by a trio of piano, double bass, and drums, this group is sure to entertain any intimate setting. The group can also be made slightly larger with the added layer of another instrument, such as the trumpet or saxophone. Bringing you tasteful and professional quality performances that will add an appealing aural ambience to your event.
The JAZZ ENSEMBLE is a premiere jazz group that features six outstanding jazz musicians and boasts energetic instrumental arrangements. Driven by a frontline of trumpet, saxophone and trombone, the Jazz Ensemble plays arrangements from the extensive songbook of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, as well as jazz standards refreshingly reimagined by some of Australia’s finest arrangers. The group also features original repertoire penned by many of the band members themselves. One of the NSW Police Bands’ newest and most exciting ensembles, the Jazz Ensemble made their debut performance at Government House for the Governor of NSW’s monthly event: “Jazz At The House”.
Low Brass Quartet
The LOW BRASS QUARTET is a small ensemble comprising four talented musicians in various combinations of the trombone, euphonium and tuba. The ensemble boasts musical flexibility with a regal tone and has a broad range of repertoire in a variety of musical styles. The quartet is suitable for background music in any small to medium-sized function, and are a delight to all lovers of low brass and of good music.
The RAGTIME COMBO is a light, easy listening ensemble that never fails to bring a smile to their listeners’ faces. With its small footprint and user-friendly volume, this group is well suited to indoor performances. The ensemble performs acoustically with instrumentation of the flute/piccolo, clarinet, cornet, trombone, and piano. Their repertoire has been arranged specifically for the group, consisting of many delightful ragtime tunes, waltzes, marches, tangos, and more.
The ROCK BAND is an entertainment sensation featuring the stunning vocals of songstress Belinda Parsons. The Rock Band plays a wide array of music for the dance floor - from authentic Soul and R&B, to current hits and classic Australian rock. With a line up that includes a dynamic rhythm section, five horns, percussion and backing vocals, theirs is a sound to be experienced. The Rock Band appears annually at large community events such as City2Surf and Fair Day, and is frequently a highlight at NSW Police balls and numerous other functions throughout the state.
The SAXOPHONE QUARTET is a musically versatile ensemble that has the power to express the warmth and boldness of sound associated with a brass section, in combination with the refinement and delicacy of a string quartet. In addition to performing ceremonial works, their repertoire includes jazz, classical, popular and commercial themes from diverse styles and eras. The Saxophone Quartet is a perfect fit for concerts and awards ceremonies, performing featured musical items, or providing background music to cultivate a pleasant ambience. The group requires no amplification and performs equally well in indoor or outdoor settings.
The WIND QUINTET is an elegant ensemble that is very popular for quieter occasions and smaller events. Comprising five instrumentalists, the group features the diverse and well-matched tones of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn. This ensemble enhances and adds sophistication to any prestigious function or ceremony with their high-calibre performances of classical chamber music.
Formed in 2021, the REED QUINTET is a bold new ensemble that tackles a wide variety of fresh and challenging repertoire, ranging from jazz favourites to classical orchestral transcriptions. The group comprises Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bass Clarinet and Bassoon; thereby offering a new take on the traditional Wind Quintet in featuring a colourful blend of only reed instruments. The Reed Quintet is perfectly suited for concert settings and functions, as well as providing tasteful background music for state events and award ceremonies.