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The Darwin City Brass Band is an active Community Brass Band based on the British tradition or style of conical-bore instruments, (with the notable exception of the Trombone) which gives the brass band its distinctive bright, mellow sound.
The earliest band in the Northern Territory may be traced back as early as 1895 to the then early settlement of Palmerston. Today’s band has been operating continually since 1981 and encompasses in excess of 30 musicians, all of whom are volunteers.
The Band performs regularly at community events, fundraising occasions, civic and ceremonial events. Performances with a military connection regularly feature in the top-end with the most obvious being Anzac Day. Throughout the year, the band has a busy and varied musical program.
Look for concerts such as the City of Darwin's ‘All Things Christmas Program’. Our very own 'Brass in the Park' concerts are highly popular during the dry season.
Are you planning a conference, corporate function, Christmas event, special celebration or a social event? The band is available for private functions, corporate and fundraising events. We can tailor a program to suit your needs and musical tastes - whatever the occasion. Contact the band for more information about how we can bring live music and a vibrant atmosphere to your event.
Darwin City Brass Band rehearses at the band room, 2 Abala Road, Marrara on Tuesday evenings between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm. The Learning and Development Band also rehearses every Wednesday between 4.30 pm and 7.00 pm during school terms. Our Musical Director is Jack Risos.
The Darwin City Brass Band acknowledges that our activities take place on Larrakia Country. We recognise and pay our respects to the Larrakia People and their elders, past and present.