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Musical Director Required – Melbourne Tramways Band

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 melbtramband@gmail.com 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 president@hsyb.org.au. 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 hnorsetter@gmail.com or call him directly at 0412585314.

 

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Brass for a disadvantaged school – Call for spare Instruments

Brass program at a disadvantaged state school in Hampton Park is looking for instruments.

If any band has surplus instruments that they no longer need please let us know. We are open to donations but if they are in reasonable order and playable we have a small budget.

Thank you in anticipation.

Please contact Mal Grimmett at grimmett.malcolm.m@edumail.vic.gov.au

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USA/Australia Band Showcase 2014

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How would your band members like to see the Golden Gate Bridge, explore the wonders Disneyland has to offer or to take a walk along the Hollywood Hall of Fame? Keep reading to find out more on the USA/Australia Band Showcase to be held in San Francisco and LA in September 2014.

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Introducing Brasszone Australia!

brasszoneaustraliaThe VBL is proud to introduce Brasszone Australia, a brand new website for all the brass musicians located throughout the country. Continue reading

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Christmas in the Valley – Diamond Valley Brass Band

Diamond Valley Brass Band have released a new CD, ‘Christmas in the Valley’.

You can get your copy now for $15. Place an order with one of the band members, message their Facebook page or send an email to info@diamondvalleybrass.org.au. A great Christmas gift for all!!!

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