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October 2, 2017

There’s  no sandflies

On a warm and sunny bayside morn

Drum Major’s little baby child is born

He’s a no show

And the band guys sigh

Cause if there’s one thing that they don’t need

It’s another pumped up suit to lead

In the street march

Players got to understand

He’s not here to...

May 3, 2017

The view from the eyes of Brisbane Brass 2 taking on Launceston Tasmania during the Australian National Band Championships 2017 http://www.nationalbandchampionships.com.au/

October 17, 2016

As October approaches and winter abates

and many among us look forward to these dates

a time to assemble and compete with your mates

that perennial contest we like to call States

You couldn’t say that we went in there half arsed

but were out played out done out gunned and o...

April 11, 2016

We were on the plane having said goodbye

When the captain said we’re not gonna fly

But there was a plane at another gate

Even so we got there two hours late

Into the Barossa Rover, just a few of us

Riding the Barossa Rover, funky little bus

We started off in peak hour Adelai...

October 15, 2015

Instead of the clatter of marching feet

the rain came with a patter and a pounding beat

no need for hats or to stand in the shade

the day Sydney rained on our parade

The day before had been quite extreme

all new music with a Gallipoli theme

although our fellows in ANZAC land

...

October 15, 2015

Well we wrapped a big jet plane around our BB3

and flew them all the way to Townsville by the sea

sure of a win alone in grade C they were to meet the hosts in grade B...

So with no aww golly gee they got to it because what will be will be

they worked hard for weeks and in...

May 4, 2014

At St Laurence’s College South Brisbane a secondary education is delivered on many levels. From the Stephens Road car park entry, up the 61 steps all the way to the main quadrangle, down the clanging metal steps inside the Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre and back up...

October 13, 2013

First there was one Brisbane Brass band, a number one pretty good top of class band.

Who could all double tongue and brought in their young to form the first BB youth band.

The kids soon out grew the junior band hall milieu and became the BB Number 2 Band.

That was all ve...

July 25, 2013

It’s Nambour time again and instead of hot dusty October it is a lovely midwinter Maroochy day at the RSL when Brisbane Brass 3, like an old romantic ballad rediscovered, leap out of the ‘70s and into C Grade with a set of favourites that the ebullient Phil Ryan knows...

June 7, 2013

Well that was the month that was in the Brisbane Brass world. With April bringing a short rest for the A Grade band following the Perth Nationals Contest and all the attendant preparation there was still work to do with a regular Train Day gig for the 3rd band and a pr...