Jack Kelly OAM

Jack Kelly is a legend of the brass band world and of the local area.  His tireless dedication to training beginner players over generations saw him fittingly awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2007 for services to the Brass Band Movement, as well as the City of Darebin Citizen of the Year Award (also in 2007).

Barely a night goes by without Jack teaching in the band room.  A Life Member of Darebin City Brass and member for over 50 years, it is no understatement to say that the organization would not be where it is today without his drive, determination, devotion and dedication.