The primary purpose of the Beginner's Band is to provide an opportunity for beginning and begin again players to connect with fellow musicians and enjoy making music. The Wagga Community Beginner's Band is the perfect place to start. We have a number of members who have only taken up an instrument in recent months and are enjoying the challenge tremendously. Helping them along are some experienced players who have dusted off their high school wind and percussion instruments and got back into making music. Added to this mix of developing players are a number of very accomplished musicians who have decided to challenge themselves by trying a different instrument.
The Beginning Band rehearses each Thursday in the hall at South Wagga Public School starting at 5.30pm. We are very fortunate to have the services of one of Wagga’s finest musicians to lead them. Sheree Johansen is a professional musician who brings a wealth of musical knowledge and loads of enthusiasm to every rehearsal and performance.
The Wagga Community Band is a great place for concert band players to connect with fellow musicians in a supportive, friendly atmosphere. This non-audition group play a wide range of charts selected from Grade 2 and 3 scores. The Wagga Community Band have performed at a variety of functions and venues including combined concerts with the Riverina Concert Band, the Riverina State School's Regional Band, Tumut Town Band, Leeton Town Band and the Wagga City Rugby Male Choir. Over the last 4 years, the band has enjoyed consistent success at the Wagga Eisteddfod.
The Concert Band rehearses each Thursday at South Wagga Public School Hall starting at 6.15pm. Anyone interested in joining the Wagga Community Band, please contact Dave Mundy on 0417 555 463 or just turn up on the night. The exciting world of making your own music and a warm and friendly welcome awaits you.