Preston Band, formed in 1934, are one of the most recognised contesting bands in Australia. They are the current 4-time Victorian State A-Grade Champion Brass Band (2013-16). The band also often features in the placings at Australian National Band Championships. In 2015, Preston Band performed with the New Zealand Dance Company at the Melbourne Arts Centre in the Contemporary Ballet ‘Rotunda’. In 2016, they released their first ever CD, a Christmas recording titled “Ding Dong Darebin on High”.
Northern Brass formed in 2006 as a band to cater for up-and-coming younger brass players who could not commit to the demands of playing in an A Grade band. In the 10 years since their formation, they have developed a formidable contesting record, winning the D Grade Australian National Title in 2007 and the C Grade Australian National Title in 2009, 2014 & 2015. Due to their sustained success, the band was invited to compete in the B Grade section at both the National and State level from late 2015.
Youth Group (Jack’s Juniors)
Darebin City Brass is also famous for nurturing young talent. The Youth Group is nicknamed “Jack’s Juniors”, after local Darebin legend, Jack Kelly OAM, who has coordinated the Youth Group for many years. Darebin City Brass provides quality, affordable music tuition within a group setting. Learning to play a brass instrument is a great life skill and your child will form many lifelong friendships! Contact Us if you are interested in your child joining.