The City of Greater Dandenong Band is extremely excited to announce the commencement of our brand new training program - Springvale Brass!
Springvale Brass rehearses every Wednesday night and is directed by our very own - Todd O'Shea.
Check out the flyer below for more information!
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 Springvale Brass abide by the Child Safe Standards embodied in the guidelines provided by the Commission for Children and Young People in Victoria.
SPRINGVALE BRASS INAUGURAL REHEARSAL
27 April 2017
On a cold rainy night the day after ANZAC Day on the 26th of April 2017 our new band Springvale Brass was launched.
So much work and preparation in the weeks and months leading up to this momentous night, all the forms to be created child safety standards to be met, music to be sourced and instruments to be checked and cleaned in anticipation. Would anyone come?
Well the answer is ... Yes they did come! With 7 new eager young players, 4 on Cornet / Trumpet, 2 on Tenor horn and 1 on trombone. As well as a couple of not so young current members from Dandenong Band who want to learn a second instrument and one very young at heart lady who is returning to playing after many years of not playing.
It was great to stand out the front and see all the happy smiling faces so keen to take part and learn and be part of this music making.
The hour passed by so quickly and soon it was time to finish for the night, a fantastic first rehearsal over and so many great sounds and much enthusiasm. The instruments were packed away and people chatted and stayed for a drink and some nibbles, then it was time to say goodbye but only until next week same place same time.
I am honoured and privileged to be the First Musical Director of Springvale Brass; I would like to say a big thank you to the management team, Dandenong band committee, Our helpers who came on the night, without you this would not have happened. Finally and most of all thank you to my wife Trudy I could not do this without you, We are a team and we support each other.
This is just the beginning and I am looking forward to seeing just how far this band, this group of fantastic people will go in the next few week's, months and years.
Victoria has a new Band, and it is called Springvale Brass.
By Todd O'Shea
Musical Director - Springvale Brass
Where: Burden Park Bandroom
Corner of Springvale & Heatherton Roads, Springvale
Enter of Heatherton Road. Bandroom is directly adjacent the Bowls Club