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Your Opportunity to Own a Jack Daniels Racing Jacket!

Moonee Valley Brass has been generously donated an official Jack Daniels Racing Jacket to raise money for the Band

To obtain the best possible result, we have organised a Silent Auction over email. This auction will conclude and the winner announced at our “Around the World” Concert on 25/10/2014. (Last email bids 5pm on 25/10/2014)

Please ask all of your friends, work colleagues & relatives if they are interested in making a bid.

If you (or your friends etc.) are beaten, an email will be sent giving the opportunity to up your bid.

To bid on this item please email your bid to:

JD Jacket


Launch of our new Development Band

Moonee Valley Brass invites you to join our newly founded Development Band.

We strongly believe that it is never too late or too early to learn to play an instrument. A new study by researchers at St Andrews University in Scotland have found that even moderate musical activity can enhance brain function and slow, or even stop, age-related decline in mental function.

The band is open to ages 7—97 and all abilities, from absolute beginners to those picking up an instrument after a long break.

No instrument? No worries!
We have instruments available for hire!

Lessons are held each Monday night from 6.00pm—7.00pm at the Bradshaw St Community Hall (9 Bradshaw St, Essendon)

There is no fee for the lessons however a gold coin donation is welcomed. Instruments are available for hire for $25.00 per semester.

Our first session will take place on Monday July 14th.

Please email to book your spot today!


Leader Local Grants – Vote for Moonee Valley Brass!

Exciting news! We have been short-listed as a finalist in the Leader Local Grants Program! We have applied for funding for a new Marching Bass Drum which will have ‘Moonee Valley Brass’ printed on it. This will replace the ‘Essendon City Band’ drum which we currently use. We will be keeping the old drum as it is an important part of our heritage, but it would be nice to have our current name on this important piece of equipment.

The final winner of the grant is decided by popular vote, so we need your help! We would love you to vote for us – please see below for details:

  1. Voting is open to all those who register on the website, who are 18 or older and live in Victoria –
  2. Voting opens at 9am on Monday 2nd June and closes at 5pm on Friday 13th June, 2014.
  3. Each person who registers will be allocated ten votes per grant cycle to vote on any idea or ideas they support. You can allocate all your 10 votes to the one project
  4. The name of our project is Moonee Valley Brass – Marching to the Beat!
  5. There are strict rules regarding fraudulent voting, so please only register once.
  6. It can be difficult to find the band project. It helps if you search by local paper. Ours is the Moonee Valley Leader.

Please encourage all your friends and family to vote as well – this is a great opportunity for  us!



The Sounds of Music

Moonee Valley Brass presents The Sounds of Music, featuring music from Hollywood & Broadway.

From epic movie soundtracks to the smash hits of musical theatre, join the band and special guests, Claire McDonald and Rozzi Bazzani for a great night of music!

We will also be launching the two newest items from our merchandise range – tote bags and cleaning cloths – available for sale on the night.

Tickets can be purchased here

We hope to see you there!

Concert Flyer

Grant received from Bendigo Bank – Strathmore Branch

Moonee Valley Brass is excited to announce that we are the recipient of a $4,500 grant from the Strathmore Branch of Bendigo Bank. We have used this grant to purchase a new cornet and a number of small percussion items.

We would like to extend our thanks to Bendigo Bank Strathmore for their generosity.

The Strathmore Branch has been generously supporting the band for a number of years now and we sincerely appreciate their ongoing support.

Grant received from Bendigo Bank – Keilor Branch

Moonee Valley Brass is pleased to announce that we have been the recipient of a $7,500 grant from the Keilor Branch of Bendigo Bank.

We have used this grant to purchase a new Tenor Horn (which now completes our set) and a new cornet. We hope to replace another 3 cornets over the coming years.

We would like to extend our thanks to Bendigo Bank Keilor for their generosity.

Victorian State Band Championships

Moonee Valley Brass will be once again competing at the Victorian State Band Championships, held as part of the Royal South Street Competition in Ballarat.  This will be the bands first state competition in ‘C’ grade.

Come along, cheer the band on and enjoy some fabulous performances by bands from across Victoria.


  • Date: Sunday, 19 August 2012
  • Time: 11:15am for Moonee Valley Brass (Section start time to be confirmed)
  • Venue: Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, 1220 Howitt Street Wendouree (