Concert: Summer Fun!

Summer Fun Concert Poster

Celebrating Senior’s Week 2020, our Brass and Wind bands are coming together for a concert of fun and entertaining music!

The concert will be at Figtree Anglican Church Auditorium at 2pm on 15 February. The ticket price includes afternoon tea, and we’re offering great discounts for group bookings. As usual, there will be a great selection of raffle prizes too, tickets available in the foyer on the day.

Concert tickets are available at the door, or online at TryBooking.

We hope you can join us for some Summer Fun!

Happy New Year(‘s Eve)!

As 2020 approaches, we can look back on a great year for the Wollongong Brass & Wind bands. We played some great concerts, performed well in the NSW State Band Championships, and our junior bands are going from strength to strength. We’ll be trying hard to make next year even better.

To round out 2019, the Brass band will be performing for about 30 minutes on New Year’s Eve, so if you’re in Wollongong for the festivities you can hear us at Osborne Park (across the road from Belmore Basin) from 5:30pm. There will be plenty of music, food, and of course the fireworks to enjoy, so come and be part of the fun!

Musical Director Changes

We’re please to announce that Kevin Skues is taking over the Musical Director role for the Senior Brass Band, and we want to say a big “Thank You” to Jonathan Gatt for his time as MD.

Jonathan’s musical expertise and guidance have been a great asset to the band, improving our musical performance both individually and as an ensemble. We look forward to welcoming Jonathan back to the band in the future, in whatever capacity he can assist us, once his current transport problems are resolved.

Kevin will have to “hit the ground running” to prepare programs for our New Year’s Eve playout and Senior’s Week concert, with only a few rehearsal times available before each event.

Welcome to the band, Kevin, we look forward to working with you!

Congratulations Des Cannings

Congratulations to Des Cannings who was awarded Life Membership of the City of Wollongong Brass Band at our recent 85th anniversary concert.

Des has worked tirelessly over the years with our Junior Brass band and Beginner Brass band, as well as filling in as Musical Director for the Senior Brass from time to time. Under Des’s leadership the Junior band has won numerous competitions, performed in concerts, and taken part in tours and musical development camps.

Thanks again to Des for all the hard work for the band.

Concert: 85 Years of Wollongong Brass

85 Years Concert Poster
85 Years of Wollongong Brass

Join our Senior, Junior and Beginner Brass bands for their end of year concert, celebrating 85 years of the Wollongong Brass Band. We’ll have music for young and old, from The Wiggles to Tom Jones, to the sounds a Persian Market.

The concert also features our NSW State Champion Junior Brass band, and this year’s Beginner Brass will perform as a group for the first time.

Tickets are available online at TryBooking, or at the door.

The concert will be at the Figtree Anglican Church Auditorium on 23 November at 2pm. Afternoon tea will be provided, and there will be a great selection of raffle prizes, so come and join us for an afternoon of great music and entertainment.

Concert: “Music for the Feet”

Our Junior and Senior Wind Bands are gearing up for their next concert, where they’ll be presenting a program of dances, marches, and toe-tapping favourites that are sure to get your feet moving.

There’s music that tells a story, music that paints a picture, music to sing to, and music “for the mind”, but this time we’re focusing on the music that makes us get up and move. From the waltz to rock-and-roll, from the quickstep to the quick march, there is so much music that inspires us to get up and move our feet. We hope you can join us as we explore the world of music “for the feet”.

The concert will be at the Figtree Anglican Church Auditorium on 19 October at 2pm. Afternoon tea will be supplied, and there will be a great selection of raffle prizes. Hope you can join us!

It’s Tulip Time!

Spring is in the air, and it’s Tulip Time in the Southern Highlands.

Our Junior Brass and Junior Wind bands will be taking part in the festival at Corbett Gardens in Bowral, playing at the rotunda from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday 28 September.

Come along and enjoy the flower displays, the gardens, the music, and the food, it’ll be a great day out!

Congratulations Wollongong Brass Bands!

Congratulations to our Junior and Senior Brass Bands and their respective musical directors Des Cannings and Jonathan Gatt on their performances in the 2019 NSW State Band Championships!

Both bands performed extremely well on the day, and faced some tough competition.

The Junior band became the NSW Junior C Grade champions, and even more impressive was their 3rd placing in Open D Grade where they competed as a Junior band against a range of adult bands.

The Senior band also performed well in Open C Grade, placing 4th in the hotly contested division.

Congratulations to all the bands that competed in the championships, we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Congratulations Wollongong Wind Band!

Congratulations to our Wind Band and musical director Leanne Walton taking out 2nd place in the Open D Concert section at the 2019 NSW State Band Championships!

It was a great result for the band, and their first time in competition. The scores were very close, the Wind Band was just 6 points (out of a possible 250 points) behind the winners, Hills Music Academy.

Congratulations to all the bands that competed on the first day, and best wishes to our Junior and Senior Brass bands and all the bands competing on day 2.