Massed Bands Concert

Music for the People

The Massed Bands of the City of Kingston (Southern Area Concert, Chelsea Concert Band, Moorabbin Brass Band) are performing on the 29th of July from 2:30pm at the LF Payne Hall in Chelsea, featuring a mix of old favourites and stunning new pieces. Tickets available at the door (no pre bookings): $5

Please contact Darryn (0437 155 543 ) for more information.

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Musical Director Required


Due to our Musical Director returning to America for family reasons we are now currently seeking interest for the position of a new 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.

Rehearsals are on Monday evenings in Hawthorn.

For further information email:

or phone: Peter Cohen, Secretary on  9850 3578


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Musical Director Vacancy-Marist Brass Band

Musical Director Vacancy

It is with much sadness that we announce that Colin Wellard, our current Musical Director is stepping down from his role at the end of May. In contrast, we are pleased to announce that Colin will be focusing on playing, and will join the band as a playing member instead!

We are inviting applications from people who have experience conducting bands or ensembles, preferably brass bands.

About us

Marist Brass is a C Grade band based in Bendigo, which was formed in 1910. We have small but committed band of around 20 players, as well as a very active youth program with 15 talented juniors working to join the “senior” band.

We rehearse once a week, on a Tuesday evening, in our own band room in Bendigo. Our diary normally consists of about a dozen or more jobs spaced throughout the year, including concerts, competitions, community events and parades.

The position 

We are seeking a confident and energetic Musical Director who is preferably based in or around the Bendigo area. The ideal candidate would be free on Tuesday evenings throughout the year, and for some additional rehearsals in the lead up to competitions.

Remuneration will be negotiated with the committee prior to appointment based on experience.

Want to know more about our band?

Check out our website:

Facebook Page:

How to Apply

Please apply by email to:

For further information, call Claire McLean(Secretary) on 0448 000 975

M: 0448 000 975


P: P.O. Box 512, Bendigo VIC 3552

A: 128 Hargreaves St, Bendigo, 3550

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VBL Annual General Meeting 2018 – Press Release

The Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Bands League was held on Sunday 6 May and the delegates of member bands reflected on a year where much was achieved for banding in Victoria.

Megan Stapleton chaired her last meeting as VBL President, ending a term of six years in the role and more than 15 years as a member of the VBL Executive team.  Megan’s achievements have been substantial – the longest continuing term as President of the VBL, the first woman to be elected to the role, and the strengthening of the association in terms of member participation, collaboration, and financial strength.  Megan has made a substantial and sustained contribution to the band movement in Victoria and we thank her for the considerable time, commitment and skill she has brought to the role of President.

The newly elected President of the Victorian Bands League is Kevin Cameron.  Kevin is Music Director of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony and Concert Band and Director of Bands and Orchestras at Geelong Grammar School.  Kevin is widely known for his work in banding as a leading conductor, adjudicator and educator.  He has been involved in banding for over 30 years and has served terms as President of the South Australian Band Association and as President of the National Band Council of Australia (NBCA).  Kevin is a life member of the SA Band Association and the Unley Concert Band, where he served 12 years as Music Director.

We congratulate the following delegates on their election to the 2018-19 VBL Executive:

Danny van Bergen – Vice President

Jeremy de Korte – Vice President

Marlene Davies – Treasurer

John Kelly – Registrar

Louise Peters – Minute Secretary

Ian Douglas – Councillor

Con Haralambeas – Councillor

Jenny Barker – Councillor

Fred Trewartha – Councillor


The VBL presented two Life Memberships at yesterday’s meeting.  We acknowledge the sustained contribution and commitment of Daniel van Bergen and Peter Heath to the Victorian Bands League.

The new President and VBL Executive look forward to working with our bands and their members as we move forward.

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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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Call for Volunteers – State Solo & Ensemble Championships

The VBL is looking for volunteers to assist with the running of the Victorian State Solo & Ensemble Championships on Saturday July 28th. The event is taking place at Methodist Ladies College in Kew.

There are a number of positions that need filling, including announcers, runners, ticket sellers and checkers and general admin.

You don’t need to commit to the full day – even a couple of hours would be helpful.

Please email the VBL should you be interested in being involved:

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Southern Area Concert Band: Concert for the People

September flyer 2017


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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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Players Wanted – Hawthorn Band Inc


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New Players Wanted – Frankston City Band

Frankston City Band Inc. is seeking front row cornet players and horn players to join the band.

The band practices on Monday nights from 7.30pm at 3 Baldwin Street Frankston

For further information please contact:

Our President Terri Bullock or Phone 0408 324 859


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