The Redbacks are one of the six bands that make up the Banksia Park Concert Bands Inc. formed in 1974. The other bands include:
The Redbacks have existed in their current format since the present Musical Director, David Gardiner, was appointed in 1995. Previously the band was called the South Australia Youth Concert Band and prior to this the Banksia Park Junior Concert Band.
The Redbacks not only operate as a Concert Band but also as a Marching Band, Big Band and Clarinet Ensemble. The band performs at pageants, parades, cabarets and private functions all over Adelaide and South Australia and has also participated in the National Band Championships which are held in various cities around Australia.
Some of the band’s highlights have been performing at the Sensational Adelaide Police Tattoo, the Credit Union Christmas Pageant, the Royal Adelaide Show, KFC Twenty20 Big Bash cricket matches and featuring in the South Australian Film Corporation movie Swerve.