Welcome to WBG Music School

2023 School

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CEO, MR PETER BATTERSBY

After lengthy discussions with Tim, Tony & Jane we are pleased to announce that the 2023 Wimmera Bands Group Music School will be held in the home of CEO at St Arnaud. With the ongoing Covid -19 situation restricting venue hire and making running conditions difficult. We have had to make a few changes to our usual structure.

Please note: With the ongoing COVID 19 restrictions there will be no catering on student morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea this year. There will be tea, coffee, milo, cordial and water provided during break times.

All people over the age of 18 will need to be fully vaccinated to attend the music school. This includes all staff, students, parents/carers and helpers. For those under 18 year of age we strongly recomend that you are fully vaccinated.

Looking forward to celebrating the 51st Wimmera Bands Group Music School in June/July 2023.

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Why join our school?

Whether you are an absolute beginner, school music student, community bands person or someone looking to pursue a career in music, you will not find a better value music program than the Wimmera Bands Group Music School!!

Many past students of the school have gone on to have successful careers in music including teaching, military bands, professional performers, arrangers/composers and other music related careers.

What it’s about

The Wimmera Bands Group Music School is a 7 day intensive music program for instrumentalists of all ages and experience levels. In fact, the school is a great place to start your journey as a musician, as we can cater for absolute beginners.

The school is held in the first week of the Victorian mid-year school holidays. Throughout the week students are given a schedule of band/ensemble sessions and theory tuition. Advanced students may choose from a range of electives aimed at furthering their musicianship and musical leadership.

Some kind words about our school

“Through my years from attending WBG Music Schools, I have been fortunate to meet and work with some of Australia’s finest music educators, players and friends. This has enabled me to gain further experience in professional playing and teaching. The scope of experience is almost endless. Opportunities like playing in horn sections in rock bands, touring, teaching, composing, playing or recording in professional bands has been made possible with a rounded musical education. These skills were started at WBG Music Schools, and are invaluable to me in my life as a musician.”

-Tony Lofts, professional Trumpet Player and WBG Music School Instructor.