Brass Band’s New Look – Darebin City Brass

This news story comes from Darebin City Brass which appeared in the Preston Leader dated 28th August, 2012. You can find the original on the Leader website.

DAREBIN City Brass Band’s Youth Group is looking snazzy in new duds.

Darebin Youth Group in their New Uniforms (2012-08-28)

Darebin City Brass` youth band enjoying their new uniforms and instruments, from left, Mietta, Lonan, Macy, Billie, Sophia, Yianni and Leilani. Picture: ADAM ELWOOD

The 30 members of the group have received full uniforms, including embroidered jackets, caps and shirts, for the first time.

Director Jack Kelly said the group had received a substantial sponsorship of more than $10,000 from the Preston branch of the Bank of Queensland, which allowed them to buy the uniforms.

“Some of the kids have asked to wear them to practice… they were thrilled,” Mr Kelly said.

“It’s the first time we’ve had them fitted out for a proper uniform and it’s nice to have jackets as we do a lot of outside jobs at school fetes.”

He said the money was also used to buy two new instruments.

“That was a boost because we use hand-me-down instruments from the senior band,” Mr Kelly said.

The youth group is open to students aged from nine years old who have an interest in music.

Weekly classes are held at the band room at the corner of Mary and Cramer Streets in Preston on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm.

For details, phone Jack Kelly on 9459 1329.

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