Following on from three successful tours, the Riverland in 2015, Yorke
Peninsula in 2016 and this year’s tour of the Limestone Coast, the 2018
State Youth Brass Tour will be heading to Clare Valley for what promises to
be the best tour yet! We are staying at Bungaree Station where we will
rehearse for three days followed by three days of concerts at different
venues including Sevenhill Cellars, Mintaro Maze, Martindale Hall and St
Michael’s Church. Our final concert will be back at Bungaree Station.
ACCOMMODATION, CATERING & TRANSPORT
We will be ’camping’ in the Shearers Quarters, so bring your swags or a
sleeping bag and camp bed! We will have some down time during each day so you can relax and catch up with old friends and make new ones and there is a pool at Bungaree so bring your swimmers.
Application Form: https://goo.gl/forms/LqtwO8P7rHC6WvF12
For more information contact Veronica Boulton on 0412 866 737 or
You will need to bring a packed lunch on Day 1 but all other meals will be catered. Getting to Clare Valley is your responsibility and it is possible to car-pool so please let us know if you would like help with transport. Once there we will be travelling by coach to the concert venues.
To be eligible you will need to be 24 years or under on the first day of camp which is 16th January 2018. The minimum playing standard will need to be approximately Grade Four (AMEB, ANZCA, TRINITY etc.) but you don’t
need to have actually done an exam, you just need a teacher or your conductor to verify your playing standard. Applicants are also encouraged to indicate any conducting experience for consideration as co-conductors.
Brass band instrumentation is preferred, however all brass will be accepted.
French horns will be required to transpose from E-flat. Trombones, tubas, euphoniums and baritones will be reading treble clef. Percussionists should be able to read music.
Supervisory staff all have the relevant Working with Children and First Aid as required for teaching in South Australia.
The aim is to keep the cost as low as possible so fundraising and sponsorship is still being sought. A deposit of $50 will be invoiced on acceptance of your application. The camp, tour and shirt will be a maximum of $250 per person (to be confirmed).
Mitcham’s former Vogue Theatre will come alive with the ‘sounds of music’ on Saturday 24 June 2017 where fourteen of Adelaide’s finest community Brass and Concert Bands will take to the stage in an epic musical extravaganza!
The Festival is a fun opportunity for each of the bands to showcase their favourite arrangements in a 45 minute program without the confines of traditional competition rules, however each band has been requested to include a Hymn and a March in their repertoire.
After performing in numerous festivals over the years at country venues, Mitcham City Brass is excited to bring the Festival concept to the City, and is already planning for this to become an annual event.
Entertainment commences at 9:00 am (doors open at 8:30 am) and continues until approximately 10:00 pm, and patrons are invited to join us for all or any part of the day.
Participating Bands include: Burnside Youth Concert Band; Campbelltown City Band; City Of Adelaide Concert Band; Enfield Brass; Glenelg Brass Band; Henley and Grange West Torrens Concert Band; Holdfast Bay Concert Band; Para Hills Brass Band; Payneham City Concert Band; Salisbury City Band; Second Wind Ensemble; Unley Concert Band, Warriparinga Brass and of course the host band, Mitcham City Brass.
Admission: Adults $15:00; Students 18 & Under $10:00; Children u/13 free. Tickets are available at the door or via pre-purchase at www.trybooking.com . Full catering, snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the day on site.
This event is proudly sponsored by Presto Music Repairs and Goldsborough Financial Services, and supported by Adelaide Revival Fellowship.
Full details are available www.mitchambandfestival.com.au or phone 0419 030 746.
APRA AMCOS advising that Musical Works by Bruce Rowland are no longer covered under APRA AMCOS licensing effective 1 January 2017
Come and join K&N Brass at the St Peters Town Hall Complex - 101 Payneham Rd, Payneham and enjoyan afternoon of music to celebrate the season of giving.
Sunday 13th November - 1pm
An Afternoon of music presented by Para Hill Brass Band, Campbelltown City Band & St John Brass Band
The State Youth Brass Band came together for the first time in January 2015 in the inaugural Summer Camp and Tour of the Riverland. In 2016 the State Youth Brass Camp and Tour was held on the Yorke Peninsula.
The purpose of the band is to provide a facility for the youth of the South Australian Band Association (SABA) to extend their musical knowledge and appreciation, develop their skills, promote the SABA further afield, and to enjoy the pleasures of rehearsing and performing amongst like-minded enthusiasts.
The annual brass band summer camp and tour provides a unique opportunity for young brass band musicians. Currently there is much on offer for young wind musicians generally, such as the Adelaide Youth Orchestras, the Adelaide Wind Orchestra, and many school-based ensembles and festivals, but there is nothing distinct for brass band youth. Furthermore, brass band instrumentation is generally not accepted in many ensembles, therefore limiting opportunity.
The participants are 24 years and under, and come together to rehearse for three days in mid January, followed by a three-day concert tour. This is a wonderful musical and educational experience for the participants, as well as an opportunity for networking and companionship. In addition, the tour offers people in rural communities an opportunity to attend live music concerts, which may not be as accessible as it is for people in the city.
In 2017 the State Youth Brass Camp will be held in Adelaide and the Tour will be of the Limestone Coast.
State Youth Brass Coordinator
South Australian Band Association
Tel: 0412 866 737
More details and updates will appear here
The Elder Conservatorium of Music is now offering placements for all Brass Band Instruments in its Classical Performance course. The Bachelor of Music is a full-time three year degree. Classical Performance is one of the specialisations available within the Bachelor of Music. The Bachelor of Music provides intensive professional training. It seeks to provide a challenging and stimulating learning environment in which all students may achieve their full potential in their chosen specialisation. It aims to develop educated, flexible and imaginative graduates who possess the knowledge and skills required to function effectively in a wide range of contexts. Successful applicants will receive one to one instrumental tuition from specialist Conservatorium staff. Students take part in large and small ensemble activities. As well as core studies in theory and history, there are a number of electives that can be taken.
Of special interest to brass band instrumentalists, is a course directly related to brass band conducting, score reading and interpretation.
For further enquiries please contact Mr Howard Parkinson (Head of Brass Studies) at [email protected] Further information may be found on the Adelaide University Website.
Unley Concert Band will be performing an uplifting concert of hope and joy as a Daffodil Day fundraiser in which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Council.
SONGS OF JOY
When: Saturday 13 August at 7pm
Where: Concordia College Chapel, 45 Cheltenham Street, Highgate
How much: $20 Adults, $15 Concession (tickets can be pre-purchased at songsofjoy.eventbrite.com.au)
There will be a tribute during the evening to those loved ones who have beaten or are currently battling cancer. To add a loved ones' name to the tribute list, please visit http://goo.gl/forms/mY2euafHlM
2 days of top entertainment from 18 of SA's best Brass Bands, Concert Bands, Community & Jazz groups
Aug 7th & 14th 11am-5pm
SABA encourages anyone to contact the Webmaster with any local band news or events via the Contact page.