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.