Whyalla Community Brass

"Eyre Peninsula & Central South Australia's only - traditional brass band".


A brass band proud of our local community !




PATRON: Her Worship, Mayor Lyn Breuer.

  Picture acknowledgement: J. Marshall.

About Us:

"Whyalla Community Brass" is a brass band comprising members drawn from Whyalla and district, Eyre Peninsula - South Australia. Our band members not only demonstrate a commitment to the local community, but meet as a brass music fellowship, in which we aim to refine our skills in music - all within a friendly social environment. Whyalla Community Brass members comprise those members drawn out of the disbanded Whyalla Citadel Band and Whyalla Citizens Band. In fact, some of our members had their first introduction to brass banding with the Whyalla Citizens Band, many years ago. The Whyalla Citizens Band has a proud history going back as far as at least 1912. You can read a little about it here; Whyalla Brass Band "Real" Music History. The Whyalla Salvation Army ceased it's operation as a brass band in 2012, having formally commenced in around 1959.

Whyalla Community Brass meets & holds rehearsals in private rehearsal rooms, usually on a Sunday afternoon. Tea &

coffee is provided, and we meet in a relaxed environment. We encourage prospective members to bring their own

brass instruments. There are instruments available however, if prospective members don't possess their own.

The band is a traditional brass band, based on a typical British brass band styled group. We follow the model of band

structure commonly associated with the "British brass tradition". The band plays a variety of hymn music, carols,

Australian based music, and different arrangements. We comprise members at all levels of ability, and rehearse, or

perform music of medium levels of arrangement. Help is always available for those at differing levels of ability and skill.

(Tutoring may also be available).

The band is comprised of Cornets, (or Trumpets),

Tenor Horns, Baritones, Euphonium, and Bass Drum.

Bass/Tuba and Euphonium players are presently

needed - but all are most welcome. The different

sections are arranged in first and second parts where

provided. We also subscribe to the brass band

concept of "deputizing" players. If you are visiting

Whyalla from another operating brass band, and

have the approval of your own bands Music Director,

we would welcome you to our rehearsal, or

even assisting at an event!                                      PHOTO: Visitor Centre & Maritime Museum. Featuring "HMAS Whyalla", a corvette built at Whyalla Shipyards.


Whyalla Community Brass (unlike many performing groups and bands), does not charge a fee for performance, and its

musicians do not receive any payment for their services. The band is able to continue it's community service work due

to the generosity of public donations. These donations originate from local individuals and business sponsors all

committed to our local community, it's volunteers and the community service the band provides. Sponsors such as Stratco

Whyalla and elected Member for Giles - Mr Eddie Hughes MP, are just some of the dedicated locals actively supporting the

community, Whyalla Community Brass, and its volunteer musicians. Whyalla Community Brass also acknowledges the vital

continued support and assistance provided by the Whyalla City Council.


Whyalla is a semi-arid region of central South

Australia located on Eyre Peninsula. It is a

coastal city nestled around hills with access to

great beaches, boating and fishing. Our main

industries are service related, mining,

iron/steel production and we have a diverse

business & tourist community.

Our cities motto is;

"Whyalla: where the outback

meets the sea".

Please feel free to visit the council's website and the tourist website for more information on our interesting city, it's

history, tourist attractions, or activities both you and your family can do here;

A Birdie on the green!

           Emus casually graze at the

           Whyalla Golf Clubs lush greens -

           surrounded by natural Australian

           semi-arid native bush land. Just

           some of the surprises Whyalla

           holds for visitors to our city!

Website Links for our


Whyalla Visitor Guide Download:


Senior Band Officers:

          Band Secretary:                     Reginald Warnes                                                                regwarnes@whyallacommunitybrass.org

          Music Director:                       Phillip Babidge                                                                   phillipbabidge@whyallacommunitybrass.org

          Band Sergeant:                      Kane Lennon                                                                     administration@whyallacommunitybrass.org


Whyalla Community Brass is a member of the South Australian Band Association (SABA).



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For a taste of some great brass band music, you can

tune to Port Pirie's - "Trax FM", Community Radio

station,(frequency105.1Mhz), late on Wednesday

afternoons between 5:00pm and 6:00pm for "Let

The Bands Play". This program is available nationally

on many great Community Radio stations, and you

can hear it on Trax FM!

Trax FM Website

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Whyalla Community Brass "Webcast" Site (When Live)                                                                                                                                                                      

Whyalla Community Brass, Facebook page

Whyalla News Article - "Calling All Brass Band Enthusiasts"

SA Comment. Brass/Concert Bands Listings, (S.A.)

Do Something! Near You


Mr Graham Bell (Music Director)

Email: bell037@bigpond.com

Phone: 8633 0837


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(administration@whyallacommunitybrass.org)                                                                     UPDATED: 8th of September, 2018.






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