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Meredith Music Festival – 8 December 2012

The City of Ballarat Municipal Brass band has made their 8th successive appearance at the hallowed Meredith Music Festival in December 2012.

It was a hot, dusty and windy morning, but the punters still showed up in force. Support for the band at this festival grows every year, and as well as the usual chants and cheers of encouragement, some audience members even went to the trouble of making a witty banner.

After waking up any fuzzy-headed late sleepers with a bunch of fanfares, the band took the stage, and played a mix of old favourites and more recent additions to our repertoire like Riders in the Sky, Angels and Bohemian Rhapsody.

The highlight as always was Georgia On My Mind, with another sensational trumpet solo from the irrepressible Bob Pattie:

It’s always an honour to play at Meredith, and this year we shared the stage with some hugely successful bands like Regurgitator, Turbonegro and Primal Scream.

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Of course the work of a brass band is never complete, and after packing up we headed back into Ballarat to play Christmas carols on Sturt Street.

We love the opportunity to play at Meredith, and hope there will be many more to come! 

Blue Lake Brass Band Festival – Mt Gambier, 17 November 2012

The band made its annual trip to Mt Gambier in November 2012 for the Blue Lake Brass Band festival.

We played a song called St Kilda in the Street March competition, and were led by Lindsay Govan, who won the Best Drum Major award in the previous year’s contest.

Here’s the footage of the march:

After taking part in the Christmas Parade later that morning, the band headed to the Helpmann Theatre for the Afternoon Music Contest.

It was a great privilege to share the stage with so many great brass bands from around Victoria and South Australia, and we were lucky enough to take out first place in our section.

Here’s our performance of the City of Ballarat March, written by the great Percy Code:

Full results from the weekend can be viewed here.

It was a great weekend all round, and we can’t wait to get back to Mt Gambier again in 2013!

Welcome To Our Web Site!!!

Howdy folks, and welcome to the official website of the City of Ballarat Municipal Brass Band!

Welcome!

This is where you’ll find all our latest news, photos and videos from our performances, so be sure to check in regularly.

You can also access some info on the band’s history and contact details by clicking on the links at the top of the page.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our performances soon!