2017 NEWS

CHRISTMAS 2017 AND INTO 2018!

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Carrying out on what had already been a bustling 2017 for the City of Greater Dandenong Band, Christmas and all the joy that it brings would arrive quickly, maybe quicker than previous years or perhaps slower for some.

CONGRATULATIONS NAT & BRAD!

6 October 2017

Congratulations to Band Member Natalie Potenzi and her band supporter & husband Brad, on the birth of their first baby, Reuben Julius Potenzi, born on Friday 6 October 2017.  We wish them all the best in this new and very exciting chapter of their lives.

LATROBE VALLEY EISTEDDFOD WEEKEND FUN

17 September 2017

We have enjoyed a wonderful weekend in sunny Traralgon for the Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod.

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS - BAND CABARET

2 September 2017

Happy Birthday to us ... 60 years strong! Once again the City of Greater Dandenong Band has pulled off a spectacular evening of musical and visual entertainment with their 7th consecutive annual cabaret concert at the Springvale Town Hall.

CONGRATULATIONS EMILY & SIMON!

15 June 2017

Congratulations to two of our Band Members; Emily & Simon Wiltshire, on the birth of their baby girl Laura Kathleen Wiltshire, born on Thursday 15 June 2017. We wish them all the best in this new chapter of their lives. The band is already taking bets on what instrument Laura will play!

ANZAC DAY 2017

25 April 2017

The City of Greater Dandenong Band was honoured to assist in the Dandenong RSL Anzac Day Dawn Service and again in their morning March & Service at the Pillars of Freedom in Dandenong today.

NATIONAL BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS!

16 April 2017

Congratulations to the City of Greater Dandenong Band placing 6th overall in the Open B Grade Brass section of the National Band Championships 2017!

NATIONAL BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

20 April 2017

Congratulations to the City of Greater Dandenong Band placing 6th overall in the Open B Grade Brass section of the National Band Championships 2017! 

NATIONAL BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS PREP!

6 April 2017

Well it’s that time of year again! The National Band Championships are fast approaching, and the City of Greater Dandenong Band is preparing to ship out and set sail across the Bass Straight for the competition.

A NEW BAND IN TOWN!

29 May 2017

Ever wanted to learn music and play with a band? A new brass band is coming to Springvale! The City of Greater Dandenong Band has started a second band, and is inviting anyone (aged 8 and up) of any musical ability to join us for a fun-filled community who will perform in and around the Dandenong area.

SPRINGVALE BRASS!

25 March 2017

The City of Greater Dandenong Band is extremely excited to announce the commencement of our brand new training program - Springvale Brass! It starts up on Wednesday 26th April and will be directed by our very own - Todd O'Shea. 

CONCERT FOR SYD HAND

19 February 2017

This afternoon we had the honour and privilege to perform for one of our Life Member's - Syd Hand. Syd joined the Band on drums in the 1960s, he served on Committee and as Band Librarian and Historian for many years. He was awarded Life Membership in 1990. At 97 years old, Syd and his wife Mavis Hand, and his family are still very strong supporters of the Band and we would like to thank them for their hospitality today and for helping organise today's performance. It was a very special and truly memorable afternoon.

MUSICAL DIRECTOR INTERVIEW

29 January 2017

Check out this great interview by the very talented young composer - Jared McCunnie, with our very own Musical Director - Michael Mathers! He discusses the Mathers family's introduction of a $500 monetary prize for the most entertaining turn in the Nationals street march, as well as Michael's thoughts on the future of brass bands marching in Aus.

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