Brass in the Park

Join Brisbane Brass 3 and Brisbane Brass Juniors for an afternoon of marches, medleys and movie themes

Date: Sunday May 26
Time: 2pm
Location: Upper Moora Park, Shorncliffe




You're very welcome to visit & listen to any of our bands during the week - Upon arrival, ask for the Band Manager

Brisbane Brass

BBMAI Band Hall | Monday 7.30 - 9.30pm

Brisbane Brass 2

BBMAI Band Hall | Tuesday 7.30 - 9.30pm

Brisbane Brass 3

BBMAI Band Hall | Thursday 6.30 - 8pm

Brisbane Brass Juniors

Narangba State School | Monday 3.30 - 5pm

Musical Directors

Josh has held the position of Musical Director of Brisbane Brass since 2014, following his previous appointment as Musical Director of Brisbane Brass 2 (2008 – 2015). Josh studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and Griffith University, earning Bachelors in Music (Euphonium Performance) and Music Studies, and a Graduate Diploma in Education.


He is currently completing his Master of Music Studies (Conducting) with Dr Peter Morris. One of the underlying philosophies in Josh’s programming is the inclusion and commissioning of Australian repertoire. Josh currently holds the positions of Director of Brass and Percussion at Brisbane Boys’ College and Vice-President of the Queensland Band Association.

Brisbane Brass

Brass Music Specialists
90 Appel St, Graceville QLD 4075
07 3278 1311
Dr Anthony Crombie
PO Box 3273, Newmarket QLD 4051 
07 3352 7422
The QLD Band Association
The Brass Band Portal
Brass Down Under

2019 Alan Wilkie Bursary

In memory of Alan Wilkie, a bursary was established in 2001 for his contribution to brass and percussion music in Queensland.


Alan was particularly interested in the development of young players.


His high expectations of performance in Queensland Schools set the standard across the State.

To view the eligibility criteria, please view the next slides...


Life Members

Alan Wilkie

Alan Wilkie was the foundation conductor of Brisbane Brass and was one of the most well respected people in the brass band movement. Under Alan's guidance, Brisbane Brass was taken to great heights. Our library proudly boasts arrangements from Alan's pen. We are still performing these monumental arrangements and they prove his talent was immense. There are lots of stories where Alan is involved. He had the ability to encourage people to strive to their best. In rehearsals, he would scratch his head in annoyance and chant one of his favourites "you are not a little bit behind, you are in another building!" Alan passed away suddenly in 1999 at the age of 58. In November 2000, Brisbane Brass celebrated Alan's life with two concerts fittingly titled "The Magic of Alan Wilkie".


The concerts were held in Brisbane and one in Maryborough. Alan had such an impact on what Brisbane Brass is today that in 2000, the association decided to commemorate his valuable involvement with the "Alan Wilkie Bursary". The Bursary is open to all country brass musicians and percussionists relocating to Brisbane to further their studies. These studies do not necessarily have to be in music. What is currently offered to the winner of the bursary is $1,000 cash, free membership of the Association for 12 months and the payment of all entry fees for solo and party events at contests attended by Brisbane Brass during that year. The 2008 Alan Wilkie Bursary Winner is Tim Opstelton, a young Cornet player from Gladstone.



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brisbane brass

Founded in 1981 with the amalgamation of the Valley Concert Band and the South-Eastern District RSL Band and Incorporated in 1993, Brisbane Brass has been one of Queensland's premier A Grade Brass Bands being at the forefront of Brass Banding in Queensland and having won numerous State Championships and Regional Competitions. 
Currently an association of four bands, inclusive of A, B & C grade standards with the addition of a Junior Band. Brisbane Brass maintains its propitious share of promoting the brass movement in Queensland and our objective is to endure and uphold this aspiration and to encourage all musicians, including our youngest and take the opportunity in many areas including:
  • Community Engagement
  • Regional, State and National Contests & Performances
  • On Stage Performances
  • Marching Band Performances

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