Contest Convenor Required

Victorian Bands’ League


The Victorian Bands’ League seeks an enthusiastic, experienced and capable person to undertake the role of Contest Convenor.

The Victorian Bands’ League (VBL) is the peak body for community bands in the state of Victoria.  The League consists of more than 50 brass and concert bands from metropolitan and regional centres and works to assist the promotion of banding in schools and communities.  The VBL collaborates with the Royal South Street Society in the organisation and presentation of the annual Victorian State Band Championships, and works with eisteddfod societies in Bendigo ant Traralgon to produce regional band contests in those areas.  The VBL also organises the Victorian State Solo and Ensemble Championship each year.

The Contest Convenor will attend to all administrative and logistic tasks associated with the Victorian State Band Championships and the Victorian State Solo and Ensemble Championships.  This person will ensure that these events are well organised and presented with the objective of providing a high level of efficiency for the VBL and satisfaction for participants.

The successful candidate will have experience in producing concerts and musical events, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and display an understanding of the context of community-based music making.

This position is offered initially for one year, with the possibility of extension.  An honorarium will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

A Position Description is available here.

Should you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Kevin Cameron (VBL President) on 0419 496894.

Applications should include a cover letter, a statement that addresses the Selection Criteria, and curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of two referees and be addressed to:

The President

Victorian Bands’ League

Applications close on Friday 8 June 2018.

 Please note – all applicants must declare any convictions of any criminal offences and that all information supplied is accurate and complete.

Contest Convenor Position Description

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FOR SALE:  Boosey and Hawkes Imperial Eb tuba.  In very good condition with hard case (worn but usable).  $2500.  Located in Canberra.

Please contact 0414926286 for further details.


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Vacancies for Brass Players

The Melbourne Tramways Stage Band is restructuring its player base with a view to further raising its public profile and musical standard. The group is community based, with membership available to all committed brass musicians of reasonable ability. Weekly rehearsals are in Hawthorn on Monday evenings and the band’s principal emphasis is to provide quality quality entertainment to the public.

The band is well known for its regular concerts at Wattle Park in Burwood which have attracted a large following over more than seventy years. The band is non competitive.

Applicants should contact or phone the Band’s Secretary Peter Cohen on 9850 3578 Mobile 0419 542 956

Quality instruments are readily available to committed players.

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(CLOSED) Musical Director Required – Melbourne Tramways Stage Band

The Melbourne Tramways Stage Band (aka Transition) is currently seeking interest for the position of Musical Director.

Melbourne Tramways Band is a community based band and boasts a rich history spanning over 125 years.

The band currently enjoys regular community performances including the celebrated annual concert series at Wattle Park.

We are looking for someone to oversee the education and development of community-based amateur adult musicians.

The band rehearses Wednesday evenings in Hawthorn.

The Application is now Closed


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Southern Area Concert Band: Concert for the People

September flyer 2017


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Footscray Yarraville City Band – Trivia Night

The Foostcray-Yarraville City Band have set a challenge – do you have what it takes to be “Cleverest in the West”.

Come along to our Trivia Night on September 9th, tickets are $25 – finger food provided, drinks at the bar. Games – Auctions – Prizes!

For further enquiries email –

FYCB Trivia Night 2017 Poster

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Director of Music

Maryborough City Brass Band Inc.

Director of Music

The Maryborough City Brass Band, a D Grade community band, invites expressions of interest for the role of Director of Music.

The band is very strong in membership and enthusiasm. It works hard to provide quality performances at competitions and community events.

Rehearsals are held weekly on a Thursday night at the band hall in Alma St, Maryborough.

Position Descriptions should be obtained from the Secretary / Manager:

Kylie Monk.  Ph: 0419 524 437 or Email:

Applications close 4th August 2017

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The Rise of the Phoenix – Massed Bands Concert

The Rise of the Phoenix

The annual City of Kingston Massed Bands Concert will be held on Sunday 30 July from 2.30pm at the Kingston City Hall, 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin.  This concert showcases three of Kingston’s community bands including the Southern Area Concert Band, the Chelsea Concert Band and the Moorabbin Brass Band.  Now in its twenty-first year, the program features individual performances with each band performing a variety of musical items from the classical, jazz and big band repertoires including Rossini’s stirring William Tell Overture and Carl Orff’s powerful Carmina Burana.  The concert culminates with all three bands joining together for a mass performance.  No bookings required, just turn up on the day and enjoy the show.  Admission $5 at the door.

Details: Massed Bands Flyer Phoenix (1)

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Russell Gray is touring – book a workshop for your band!

Russell Gray is currently touring Australia and is available for workshops with bands.

Full Day Rehearsal: A$500.00
Rehearsal Night:  A$250.00

Dates: Currently available from June 24th – July 3rd

Please contact Phillipa for further information or to book a session


Russell GrayRussell Gray’s career as a conductor began in 1998, when he was appointed as the resident musical director of the Stavanger Brass Band (Norway). Since then his reputation as an authoritative interpreter of brass band music has been acknowledged at home and aboard. Since 2008, he has been principal conductor of Molde Brass Band (Norway) and is Adjunct Professor of brass at Queensland University (Australia). Russell has enjoyed considerable success within the world of brass band competitions with leading ensembles in Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia.

Russell enjoyed periods as the principal conductor of Foden’s, Fairey and Leyland brass bands and since 2012 has been principal conductor of Reg Vardy Brass Band, the leading band in the North of England. A proud Scot, Russell was born near Glasgow, and came to prominence within the world of brass bands as a cornet virtuoso. During his student years, he was a member of the world famous Black Dyke Band and went on to enjoy a number of years as principal cornet of the Leyland Band. He has also produced six solo albums, including two acclaimed releases featuring historic cornet repertoire from the celebrated Arban collection of solos and studies.  Russell is a Yamaha endorsed artist and is much in demand as a leader of workshops, clinics and seminars. He also leads Yamaha’s star-studded NEO Brass Ensemble. He has appeared to great acclaim at the Royal Albert Hall (London) and Symphony Hall (Birmingham) to the Grieg Hall (Bergen), Stravinsky Hall (Montreux) and the Sydney Opera House.

Russell dedicates much of his time to the development of young musicians. He has conducted the National Youth Brass Bands of Switzerland and Queensland (Australia) and in 2014 was appointed artistic director of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland. He is a recipient of the prestigious Iles Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians in acknowledgment of his outstanding services to the brass bands.


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Southern Area Concert Band presents “Marches and Memories”

Flyer SACB Concert

The Southern Area Concert Band is performing on Sunday 21 May from 2.30pm at the Kingston City Hall, 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin, featuring a mix of old favourites and stunning new pieces. Come and enjoy marvellous marches by Sousa, the gorgeous folk tunes of Australia’s own Percy Grainger, the exhilarating orchestration of Gustav Holst and the dramatic ‘Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons’ by Stephen Reineke. Tickets available at the door (no pre bookings): $25 adult, $20 concession, children under 10 free.

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