Anthony Ware started playing trombone at age 9 under Bruce Armstrong - way back in 1979 - and played bass trombone with the Warragul Municipal Band until 1991. He was first trombone with the Warragul Municipal junior band when they won the junior national championship in 1983, at Chatswood, Sydney, as well as playing bass trombone in the senior band who competed admirably in A-grade that year. Anthony also won several state junior and open bass trombone championships, and was junior national bass trombone champion in 1983.
Taking a break due to family and an overseas posting in Asia, Anthony only recently returned to trombone after a 20+ year hiatus. Anthony joined Dandenong Band in 2015 together with his wife and two of his children, and is loving being back. In his day job, Dr Anthony Ware is a Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development at Deakin University and the Acting Director of the Australia Myanmar Institute. He therefore spends a lot of time researching and working on development issues relating to Myanmar (Burma), with frequent overseas travel.