Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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Adjudicator announcement – 2017 Victorian State Band Championships

The Victorian Bands’ League is pleased to announce that the adjudicator for the 2017 Victorian State Band Championships is Simon Cawthorn.

Simon CawthornSimon is a graduate from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of music where he studied trumpet and flugelhorn.  Simon has played in various ensembles in Australia including The National Australia Brass (NAB), Hobart Wind Symphony, augmented with the Melbourne Opera company and has been privileged to travel with bands such as Derwent Valley Concert band to Japan, China, Canada and America.  As a soloist Simon has won several state and national awards including winning the National open flugelhorn competition at the ANBC in Adelaide 2011. In 2013 Simon was one of three conductors in Australasia to be awarded a Lady Stewart Conducting Bursary to study under Professor David King from the Royal Northern College of music in the UK.

Simon has also been musical director for a number of concert and brass bands including the Hobart and Glenorchy City Concert Brass, Tasmanian Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble and teacher in charge of bands in several schools and colleges. He also received the Tasmanian Bands League Badge of Honour for 2016 for outstanding services to community banding.

Simon has been an assessor and an adjudicator of musical performance and was chief adjudicator at the TBL State solo and party championships and an adjudicator for the National Solo Championships in 2017.  He enjoys seeing wind and percussion players reach their full potential and in his spare time he plays drums for Hillsong Hobart.

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