Ryde Band prepares an events calendar for rehearsals and performances at the beginning of the year. These are confirmed with Ryde City Council and other external organising groups once the Ryde Band Musical Director and band members have had input into the proposed schedule. Ryde Band has a very full annual performance calendar.
Eastwood Annual Concert Series (12 performances)
A long-term commitment has been established with Ryde City Council for monthly performances at Eastwood Plaza (Rowe Street). These free concerts, held on the morning of the last Saturday of the month, are funded by Ryde City Council. The Ryde community in Eastwood have welcomed the entertainment while they go about their weekend shopping.
Community Events and Annual Festivals (3 Performances)
Anzac Day April 25th – Every year Ryde Band participates in Dawn Services at Queen Elizabeth Park, Concord and then later at the official Ryde Council service at Anzac Park in Ryde. The band’s energy is sustained on this solemn day by a visit to a Concord café between performances.
Granny Smith Festival – In October Ryde City Council calls on Ryde Band to open the festival on the main stage. This feature performance sets a festive tone for a busy day as festival kiosks take shape and early arrivals gather along Rowe Street.
Special Performances and Projects (3 performances)
Festive Season Concert Series – This is a series of three Ryde Band performances available free to the Ryde community.
The first will take place at the Ryde East Public School Hall, Sunday afternoon November 12th, providing an informal and friendly setting for audience from the surrounding community and band members families and friends to enjoy the festive music.
The second will be held at Smalls Road Public School on Tuesday night December 5th, allowing students and staff to get into the holiday spirit, to have a picnic in a casual setting and enjoy the music in a familiar, engaging atmosphere.
The final performance will be held on the corner of Cutler Pde and Chauvel Street Tuesday night December 19th bringing the joy of the season to people out and about in the neighbourhood looking at some of the best Christmas streetlight displays in Sydney. Overall, it will be a unique and exciting way to experience the festive season through music for both children and adults.
Collaborative Performances (1 performance)
Ryde Band aims to support charitable causes and raise awareness through the power of music. These performances serve as fundraisers for important community initiatives and create a platform for meaningful dialogue and connection.
Legacy Week Event – Ryde Band kicks off this important week on Sunday morning August 27th. Highlighting the significant contribution that Legacy Australia has made to the Ryde community in providing services to Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. The band performance establishes a focal point to draw in the community at Eastwood to facilitate increased donations for this vital service.