About the Moreland City Band

MORELAND CITY BAND – and its antecedents in Brunswick and Coburg – has been pumping out brassy tunes since 1882. Originally developed as an essential municipal instrumentality (pun intended), the band has always served to enliven parades, festivals and ceremonial events.

In recent times Moreland City Band has evolved beyond traditional brass band music to encompass more diverse musical styles.

Today, MCB involves community musicians of all ages from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

Our main ensembles include the MCB Phoenix Project, under the direction of Ben Gillespie, and Krysalis (our MCB Learners Band), directed by Tom Williams. Both bands rehearse on Wednesday evenings.

New members and visitors are always welcome, and instruments and lessons can be provided.

MCB is also home to a number of ensembles including:

  • The Offtopics,
  • Big Band Frequency,
  • Ray Pereira’s African Drumming Classes,
  • the JC Big Band,
  • the Victorian State Youth Brass Band,
  • ATM 15,
  • Lebowskis and
  • Ronny Ferella’s Friday night Jazz in the Community series

MCB ensembles can be booked for community, corporate and private functions.

The MCB band room and recording studio are also available for hire at negotiated rates.

MCB is run entirely by volunteers and administered by a Committee elected from its membership.

MCB acknowledges the ongoing support of Moreland City Council, and also seeks support through a range of other programs and agencies.