About the Wodonga Brass Band

Leading Relay for Life - courtesy Border Mail

It is unclear as to exactly when the Wodonga brass band was first established and commenced serving the Wodonga community. From early newspaper reports we know the band was active before 1875 as a report states that their conductor at the time was Carl Heinrich Albert Eulenstein. The first mention of a band playing in Wodonga was at the opening of the Wodonga Athenaeum on Monday 11th October 1886; Middleton's Carpets presently occupy this building at 78 High Street. Newspaper archives also show that in 1922 the Wodonga Band ran weekly local picture nights (silent movies) for the community.

Despite going into recess during war years and for a brief period during the 1950s the band has been active within the community since its early establishment.

In 1976 the band initiated the first public Carols by Candlelight in Albury-Wodonga. It has organised Wodonga's Carols ever since then and has overseen the event's development from an initial crowd of 400 in Woodland Grove to the 2016 Carols event in Willow Park that attracted a crowd in excess of 10,000.

A philosophy of brass bands has always been maintaining accessibility to all levels of the community regardless of their economic or social circumstance. Instruments and uniforms are usually provided by funds obtained from local councils and the general community so that the entry cost is very low. To this end Wodonga Brass has enjoyed a very strong community support.

The band rehearses of a Wednesday night and can organise learner's classes as required.

New members are always welcome.

Brass Band Instrumentation

Eb Soprano Cornet   Bb Cornet   Bb Flugal Horn   Eb Tenor Horn   
Bb TromboneBb BaritoneBb EuphoniumEEb Bass Tuba
BBb Bass Tuba
Percusion, etc

Application Forms:

    Full Membership Application Form

    Learner Membership Application Form

Child Protection Policy

Statement of Commitment

Wodonga Citizens' Band Inc:

* has zero tolerance for child abuse

* will actively work to listen to and empower children

* will implement systems to protect children from abuse, and will take all allegations and concerns very seriously and respond to them consistently in line with the organisation's policies and procedures

* is committed to promoting cultural safety for Aboriginal children, cultural safety for children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and

* to providing a safe environment for children with a disability

Download Child Safety Policies and Forms:

    Wodonga Brass Child Protection Policy

    Adult Code of Conduct

    Child Safety Incident Report Form