The band’s motto has not actually been ‘any music, anywhere, any time’ but perhaps it should have been. In true Territory style it has always reveled in the less conventional music propositions. For instance – playing all day for the Pine Creek races, marching down the Stuart Highway at Katherine before dawn on Anzac Days, striding out in front of May Day parades, sitting in the rain, at dawn, on the wharf, playing to welcome cruise ships as they sailed into the Port of Darwin and, rumour has it, even performing out on the sea, at a Beer Can Regatta.
The band provides Music for the Community, performing regularly at community events, including dry season play-outs in city parks as well as putting on our own concerts. Our repertoire includes a touch of Michael Bublé, Lady Gaga and even The Eagles as well as some brass band classics.
Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis is very excited about these events.
He said: “I am very impressed with the quality and talent of the Darwin City Brass Band. The band is made up of a group of volunteers from the local community.
“Council is proud to continue to support Darwin City Brass Band. They create some wonderful sounds with their instruments and bringing their music to the local areas around Darwin will be great for the local community.
“I look forward to seeing people at these wonderful family events with their picnics and blankets, and enjoying traditional brass sounds.”