The Armadale City Concert Band was founded in 1987 by Don Cook with the support of the Armadale Rotary Club.  Rehearsals were held in the music room of the Armadale Senior High School.

During Don's reign the band played a wide range of music in numerous venues, including local churches (when he accompanied the band on pipe organ), Anzac Day Dawn Services, several different outdoor venues and occasions, and in the WA Government House ballroom.

After 28 years of conducting the band, Don handed over the baton to Amanda Johnson in 2013.