Development Band

The Derwent Valley Development Band was formed to give students and adults alike the opportunity to begin their band career in a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment.

The Development Band provides professional instruction in skill development and ensemble playing. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 5:15pm to 6:15 pm (during school terms) at our band rooms at the Memorial Hall, Circle Street, New Norfolk.

Woodwind, brass and percussion players of all ages are invited to join our program. Instruments will be provided for  percussionists but woodwind and brass players will need to bring their own. It is recommended that those wishing to join this exciting program have some basic ability in reading and playing music.

The band is currently conducted by Frances White who is an experienced music educator and accomplished trombonist. The band has played at many community events over past years including the Derwent Valley Autumn Festival, the Bushy Park Show, local school fairs and at the DVCB annual Gala Concerts.

For more information please contact:
Frances White, Development Band Conductor: 0490 345 265
Lyall McDermott, Chief Conductor: 0447 481 203

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All are welcome.