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Dandenong Brass, part of the City of Greater Dandenong Band, is a community based organisation in which people can develop their musicianship and ensemble skills, and have fun playing music together. We provide an inclusive environment and invite all brass and percussion players of all ages and abilities to join us and be part of an amazing musical community.


Our goals at Dandenong Brass are to:

  • Develop musicians to the highest level;

  • Provide an environment where musicians can achieve their full potential;

  • Provide opportunities to workshop with world class professional musicians;

  • Provide performance opportunities of a high standard;

  • Provide inspiration for a new generation of musicians;

  • Engage young people with a passion for music;

  • Have fun and create friendships that will last a lifetime.


We strive to achieve these goals within the framework of our motto “Community through Music” where we:

  • Develop engagement with our local and broader community

  • Increase Participation, Inclusion and Representation.

  • Develop Skills and Build Capacity

  • Encourage Partnerships

  • Promote Health, Wellbeing & Sense of Community

  • Provide Life-Long Learning Opportunities

  • Contribute to Cultural Experiences


For more information contact Natalie Potenzi at

Dandenong Brass' Musical Directors Rachael Shineton and Quinn Kellock, are brass instrumentalists who are both passionate about banding and music education. Rachael studied a Bachelor of Music Performance (Trombone) at The Victorian College of the Arts and completed a Post Graduate Diploma of Education at ACU in Melbourne. She worked as a Brass instrumental specialist and Classroom Music teacher at various Melbourne schools for 20 years.

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Quinn studied a Bachelor of Jazz Improvisation on Trombone at The James Morrison Academy of Music in Mount Gambier, South Australia. He currently enjoys working as a Brass specialist instrumental teacher and ensemble director in the secondary school sector.


Dandenong Brass is also supported by an excellent team of City of Greater Dandenong Band committee members and tutors.

If you or someone you know is currently learning a brass or percussion instrument and is looking for a band, then get in touch with us. We would love to welcome you along to a rehearsal soon! Rehearsals take place every Wednesday night (6:30pm – 7:30pm) during Victorian school terms at the Frederick Wachter Reserve Community Centre, enter via driveway located between 140 & 142 Bloomfield Road, Keysborough, 3173


The City of Greater Dandenong Band is committed to being a child safe organisation. This means The City of Greater Dandenong Band and all of its subsidiary groups including Dandenong Brass abide by the Child Safe Standards embodied in the guidelines provided by the Commission for Children and Young People in Victoria.

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