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Junior Band

The Youth Band is for players under 19 years of age who may play in a school band or other organisation but are looking to further develop their competencies as young musicians. After all many professional musicians began their careers in a community band. Members of the Youth Band play with Senior band members at playouts, concerts and marches. In the past the Youth Band has competed at A Grade Brass Band in State and National Championships.

We also conduct a number of workshops for young musicians. In the past we have engaged the services notable musicians such as David Manual (drumming and percussion workshops), Ron Prussing (lower brass workshop), Paul Goodchild (cornet / trumpet workshop) and Dan Williams (cornet / trumpet workshop).


The Youth Band will rehearses every Wednesday evening from 6.55pm to 8.30pm during school terms, under the direction of Joel Nicolai.

Instruments can be hired for $150 per year once you are a financial member of Sutherland Shire Brass.

We're looking for young musicians who are:

  • Between 10 and 18 years of age
  • Study music at school and play in a school band
  • Are keen to develop as young musicians
  • Are living in Sutherland or St George Shire
  • Ready to start in 2018

Current vacancies:

  • All sections; Tuba, Tenorhorn, Euphonium, Baritone, Cornet and Percussion players
  • Joel is looking to re-start the junior Band in early 2018