The Southern Districts Concert Band began as the Adult Education Concert Band in 1988. Originally the band consisted of Adult Education music class students, and was later added to by members of the public who had learned to play at school and were looking for a band to join. There are no auditions required for anyone interested in joining the band, only the ability to read music and to have their own instrument. New members are always welcome to come for a look and become a regular member of the band.
In 1993 the Adult Education Concert Band toured Singapore and played at the famous Raffles Hotel and the Singapore Zoological Gardens, as well as being welcomed into local schools.
The name of the band was changed in November 1995 to the Southern Districts Concert Band, to reflect the many districts around Hobart from which members travelled to attend.
The original band-room was at the Sixty and Over Club in Bathurst Street Hobart, now the Better Living Centre. In April 2001, the band moved to a new band-room at the Buckingham Bowls Club in St Johns Avenue New Town. Members of both the bowls club and the band held a mutually friendly and happy association. In 2009, the band moved to the current band room at the Civic Club in Davey Street, Hobart.
The membership of the band is presently approximately 20, ranging in ages from high school students to some members in their late eighties.
In May/June 2005 the band travelled to Victoria for a mini band tour
and performed with the Ballarat Memorial Concert Band, Bendigo and Districts
Concert Band and Thornbury High School in Melbourne at the Melbourne