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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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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Musical Director Required – Melbourne Tramways Band


The Melbourne Tramways Band is currently seeking interest for the position of Musical Director.

Melbourne Tramways Band boasts a rich history spanning over 125 years. The band currently enjoys regular community performances including their celebrated annual concert series at Wattle Park currently in the 77th season.

The band rehearses Monday evenings in Hawthorn.

For further information please contact or 0409 510 958

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Director of Music Position Vacant – Hyde Street Youth Band

The Hyde Street Youth Band, located in Footscray, Melbourne, is currently seeking applications for the position of Director of Music/Conductor.

HSYB currently has 35 members with all positions full including percussion. The band is the oldest youth band in Australia and is the current Victorian and National Junior C Grade Champions.  The band is a community based bands managed by an active volunteer committee who is always keen to involve the Musical Director in the planning and decision making process.

The Musical Director/Conductor will be responsible for directing the HSYB which rehearses on Wednesday evening from 7.00 to 8.30pm. They will also be expected to be involved with performances and competitions including the State and National Championships in 2017 (Launceston) and 2018 (Melbourne) which HSYB has already planned to attend.  Additional support is available for local festival conducting and less important events as well as a Band Major for Marches.

HSYB shares a band room with the A Grade Footscray Yarraville City Band and Western Brass with whom we also share a good relationships not to mention some equipment. The members of  FYCB also assist at times with mentoring our members especially in the lead up to combined events such as the Yarraville Carols in the Park.

The ideal candidate would have past experience in the education of youth musicians. The ability to relate yet remain respected by the band members has been integral to the success of the past and a trait we are very keen to maintain. Whilst an honorarium is offered, the driver must be the love of music and the reward from developing the musical talent of youth.

Applications should be made in the first instance to David Greilach, President Hyde Street Youth Band including a resume via email to A current Working with Children check is a mandatory requirement, a copy of which should be included with you application. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the President, David Greilach on 0419 527 120.

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Moreland City Band Archiving Project- help required

Moreland City Band (MCB) are looking for a reliable person or two to supervise two people who will be archiving the MCB library over the next six months. The project involves scanning the MCB library into PDF files which will be stored electronically. The supervisor will have to be on site to assist with questions, and to make sure the sheet music is properly scanned and recorded. The supervisor will have to be on site for 6 hours, at least one day a week. The project will take place three days a week at the MCB band hall, 16 Cross St, East Brunswick.

This is a voluntary position. The supervisor will have to have a current Police Check. MCB will reimburse application fees for a police check if the supervisor does not already have one.

It would suit somebody who is interested in the history of brass band music, and is interested in preserving a wonderful legacy.

Interested parties can contact Howard Norsetter at or call him directly at 0412585314.


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