Monthly Archives: May 2014

Ballarat Heritage Weekend – 10-11 May 2014

In 2014, the Band had the opportunity once again to play on the balcony of the George Hotel for Heritage Weekend.

We love this weekend as it’s such a great setting to play our music, with the sounds of our band echoing down the historic streetscape of Lydiard St and beyond.

The highlights included the bongo solo in ‘Sway’, and our old time favourite Hootenanny to finish the weekend.

This year we were conducted by Mark Witham, who has been leading the band since the departure of Mark Smith.

Here are some snaps from the weekend:



Check in with the Heritage Weekend web site for details of the weekend.

Position Available: Music Director


After many years at the helm, our Music Director Mark Smith has decided to stand aside from his position due to work and family commitments. Mark enjoyed many successes with the band at various competitions and public performances, and he has left the band well placed for the future. He will be missed by all band members.

As a result, the City of Ballarat Municipal Brass Band is currently seeking applications for a new Music Director.

The Band rehearses every Tuesday night in the band room, cnr Ripon Street South and Urquhart Streets, Ballarat between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. The Band has players of all ages and abilities and serves the community with a variety of performances throughout the year. These performances comprise of festivals, commemorative services and special events. The Band currently holds the title of 2013 Victorian State Champions, D Grade, Brass Band.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated and encourage and inspire the love of music in all members. He / She will be suitably experienced and have considerable musical knowledge and a strong commitment to brass banding with a strong focus on performing to a high standard. The applicant should have strong communication and interpersonal skills and ideally be in a position to assist the Band in attracting additional musicians.

Applicants should send a resume containing relevant qualifications and experience including three referees. Your vision statement for the direction of the band should also be included. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and auditioned.

For a position description, please contact Trevor Wilden (President) on 0429 414 063

For further information contact: Trevor Wilden (President): 0429414063 or Gemma Ramsay (Assistant Secretary) 0447834569

Applications close 31st May 2014