Remembrance Day Concert- Frankston RSL

Frankston RSL has been fortunate enough to have the Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery performing for us as a tribute to Remembrance Day.

The band will be performing in the afternoon for a school childrens Remembrance Day Service at the Frankston War Memorial.

The evening performance will be for 1 1/2 hours commencing at 7.30pm.

As noted on the flyer entry is by gold coin donation.

I would recommend the meals at the Frankston RSL and this could be a good social night for your members.

Remembrance Day Concert Flyer

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Marist Brass is celebrating 20 years of the iconic British movie “Brassed Off” with a special fundraising night!

The band invites you all to join us at the Eaglehawk Star Cinema on Wednesday November 9th at 7:30 pm, for a special screening of this fantastic Brass Band movie, and thanks to the generosity of Star Cinema Eaglehawk, proceeds from every movie ticket sold will  go straight to Marist Brass! 

Find our Facebook Event at:

How Do I Book a Ticket?

Movie tickets are $20 Adult, or $15 Concession.
They can be pre-purchased via Trybooking at:

Or during business hours (cash only) at:
Flack Advisory, 47 Napier St, Eaglehawk Vic 3556

Limited tickets will also be available at the door, subject to availability.

Dinner Before the Movie?

Would you like to treat yourself to dinner before the movie? Why not join members of Marist Brass for dinner?

Thanks to The Borough Club Eaglehawk, on Wednesday November 9th, 50% of the proceeds from EVERY MAIN MEAL purchased will go straight to Marist Brass! 

Bookings for dinner are essential – so please email the band at, or call Marist Secretary Claire on 0448000975, to book a table.

“Brassed Off” (Rated M – Some Violence, Coarse Language)

Grimley, a small Yorkshire mining town, is threatened with being shut down and the only hope for the town’s men is to enter their Brass Band into a national competition. They believe they have no hope until Gloria appears carrying her Flugelhorn. At first mocked for being a woman, she soon becomes the only chance for the band to win. However, in joining the band she puts her relationship with her childhood sweetheart Andy on the line…

You Can Help!

Simply by joining our band members for dinner and a movie, you can help to raise some much needed funds for Marist Brass! These funds will go towards new percussion instruments, as well as the purchase of a Band Trailer so our band can travel to an event near you! maristbrassedoffweb

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Stonnington City Brass presents BARBERSHOP AND BRASS

Join Stonnington City Brass, The Melbournaires Harmony Chorus, and the Stonnington Training Band as we present an afternoon of Barbershop and Brass.

Proudly supported by the City of Stonnington, this concert will offer a variety of both brass and barbershop music, as well as the rare opportunity to hear the choir and band combined, which will be fantastic!

With music ranging from traditional through to show tunes, a Scottish favourite and even a special treat for the children there will be something for everyone.

Where : Malvern Town Hall, cnr Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern

When:   Sunday 30th October, 2016

Time:     2.30pm till 4.30pm

Tickets:  All tickets $10. Children under 15 FREE

Available at …. or at the door.

Contact details :  Elaine   M: 0418 320 957 (Secretary – Stonnington City Brass)


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Melbourne Staff Band & Darebin City Brass – Preston Band Concert


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Darebin City Brass Trivia Night


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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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Bandstand Sunday – back for 2016!

After the successful launch of Bandstand Sunday in 2015, the Victorian Bands’ League is pleased to announce that Bandstand Sunday is back for 2016!

The event features bands from around Victoria performing at Federation Square in Melbourne throughout the day from 10am to 5pm. Bands will be allocated around 30 minutes each to perform, including getting on and off stage. This is purely a concert entertainment program with no set music, however we would encourage bands to feature soloists in their program. There is no adjudication for this event; it is not a competition and therefore contest and registration rules do not apply. This is a free event and all bands are welcome to apply.

We are currently seeking expressions of interests for bands to be part of the entertainment on Sunday 6th November, and we would particularly like to encourage member bands from country and regional areas to participate in this concert extravaganza.

Please indicate your bands interest in participating in this event with an email to by Monday 5th September 2016.

The VBL Executive hopes that this event sparks the interest of your band, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please note: Places are limited and last year demand far exceeded the number of spots available so please get in early! Priority will be given to bands who did not perform last year.

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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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Schedule for the 2016 State Band Championships

The 2016 State Band Championships will be held at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat. Tickets are available at the door.

The running schedule for the event is as follows:

 Saturday 13 August
Section Start Time No of Bands
Open D Grade Concert 8:30 AM 1
Open C Grade Concert 9:05 AM 2
Open B Grade Concert 10:15 AM 1
Junior C Grade Brass 11:15 AM 2
Open A Grade Brass 1:00 PM 4
Open D Grade Brass 5:30 PM 7
Sunday 14 August
Section Start Time No of Bands
Open C Grade Brass 8:40 AM 8
Open B Grade Brass 3:00 PM 6


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2016 State Solo & Ensemble Championships – Night of Champions!

As has become tradNight of Champions Flyer 2016ition, the Saturday night of the State Solo & Ensemble Championships weekend will see the annual Night of Champions concert at Our Lady of Mercy College.

All the Open Brass Solo Champions will take to the stage to battle it out for the title of Champion of Champions for 2016.

A night filled with fantastic music, played by some of the finest musicians in Victoria.

Tickets available at the door – $10 each, $5 concession

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