The Victorian Bands League in partnership with Skunkworks Community Limited is pleased to announce the re-establishment of the Victorian State Youth Brass Band.
The Band is open to young brass and percussion musicians up to the age of 25 and will promote and inspire young people to develop their musical talents to their fullest ability.
The re-establishment of the Victorian State Youth Brass Band will again bring together our best young brass and percussion musicians and ensure the continued vibrancy of our community and professional performing arts sector.
The Victorian State Youth Brass Band is now open for applications to join. We will soon be selecting members for the two bands that comprise the VSYBB. If you are interested please apply via the button below.
The goals of the VYSBB are to:
Aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities are invited to join us for a week of fun and music in the beautiful Victorian Alps. Held each January at the Bright Chalet this week long music camp includes accommodation, meals and expert musical tuition in a fun group environment. Develop your ensemble playing and showcase your achievements at the Bright Summer Camp Concert.
Each year the VSYBB will be involved in an Anzac commemoration project.
In 2021 we carried out "The Last Post" project which raised money for the veterans charity MATES4MATES.
In 2022 the VSYBB will be performing at a special event to commemorate all those who have served. Supported by the City of Boroondara this event will be held on Sunday 24th April 2022.
VSYBB members will have opportunites to workshop with and attend master classes with worldclass musicians.
The VSYBB is planning a tour of Tasmania during the school holidays in September 2022. The tour will encompass concerts and official egagments, special appearances and sight seeing ativities.
Each year the VSYBB will stage their annual concert at a major venue. Featuring high profile guest artists and soloists, the annual concert provides an opportunity to work and perform with professional artists in a professional production.
The VSYBB will rehearse on a regular basis with rehearsals taking place in Melbourne and regional Victoria to give everyone an equal opportunity to be a part of the VSYBB.
There will also many opportunities for performances and events such as the Alpine Brass Festival (Bright, Vic), performance at the National Competitions in Bendigo, State competitions in Ballarat, Band Stand Sunday in Federation Square (Melb). etc. A full program for the VSYBB for 2022 will be announced in due course.
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