Amanda Johnson - Armadale City Concert Band Musical Director

 Photos by 7 to 1 Photography, supplied by the City of Armadale.

Photos by 7 to 1 Photography, supplied by the City of Armadale.

Amanda graduated with a B.Mus degree from UWA in 1993 andwas the recipient of the Rupert Thackray Prize for Music Education. She subsequently accepted a teaching position with the School of Instrumental Music. As Principal Alto Saxophonist, Amanda toured with the Australian Wind Orchestra and performed as a soloist at the 1995 WASBE Conference in Hamamatsu, Japan. She has participated in a wide range of performances with the WAWO, the WASO and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Amanda subsequently gained a position as conductor at Churchlands Senior High School in 1997, then as co-director of Perth Modern School’s prestigious Senior Wind Orchestra from 1999 to 2016, which has included three international tours.

Over the last 12 years Amanda has been a regular guest conductor of the ACCB, and in 2012 was appointed Chief Guest Conductor.

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Photos by 7 to 1 Photography, supplied by the City of Armadale.

In 2015 she took on the role of musical director from founding musical director and life member Donald Cook. It is with great joy and enthusiasm that she has continued her role as musical director of the Armadale City Concert Band.