DANDENONG YOUTH BRASS!
10 May 2021
We would like to announce the successful
launch of Dandenong Youth Brass!
A group of keen local students have been meeting every Wednesday to rehearse together in our friendly, fun, supportive band. DYB musicians have had a taste for some typical brass band music in the form of marches, hymns, jazz tunes, and even some rock music. Some fantastic sounds are being made each rehearsal, and we can’t wait to continue to develop the DYB sound and community.
It’s been fantastic to get to know our newest members of the City of Greater Dandenong Band family, and welcome new members almost every week since our first rehearsal! Looking ahead, we will be rehearsing in preparation for our first performance. If you are a young brass or percussion player, we would love to see you come along on Wednesday to sit in and play with the band at rehearsal!
ZERO GRAVITY - ISOLATION MUSIC VIDEO IN COLLABORATION WITH GLENFERRIE BRASS!
Sat 15 May 2021 from 3-9pm
Alpine Brass Festival
Bright Entertainment Centre, Bright
The City of Greater Dandenong Band is an Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Red25 is the group donation program of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Their goal is to rally organisations and groups across the country to achieve, together, 25% of the blood donations needed by Australia.
It’s about raising spirits and team pride - and about the sense of unity you get from working together for something bigger than yourself.
You can join our Red25 group HERE using our group name:
City of Greater Dandenong Band
And you can check out our Red25 Group Tally HERE
14 October 2020
We are proud to present our isolation recording of ‘Zero Gravity ’ to mark Mental Health Week.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, bands have been unable to rehearse together as normal, with all of our usual events and performances having been cancelled for most of 2020. Instead, members have been keeping up their practice from home. Just as well, too! For now, we bring you a video recorded virtually in each of our homes.
In a collaboration between City of Greater Dandenong Band and Glenferrie Brass, with the support of Skunkworks Productions Ltd, and featuring the stunning vocals of It’s Danielle Matthews, we present our take on ‘Zero Gravity’. Made famous by Kate Miller-Heidke at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, and written by Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall and Julian Hamilton, this version has been arranged perfectly for brass by Steve Semmler-Farr.
Bringing a message of strength and hope, ‘Zero Gravity’ is a song about overcoming depression and seeing the colour come back into the world again. Even though we are physically apart right now, music is something that brings us together. Hopefully this recording brings a little colour to your world today.
Thanks must also go to Dandenong Band’s own Cameron Sanders who has been working tirelessly to coordinate this project, and who has given his time and sound and video production skills so generously.
We hope to be playing live for you all again soon - but for now, we hope you enjoy ‘Zero Gravity’!