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Brisbane Water Brass

Welcome to the Official Website for the Brisbane Water Brass Band

Brisbane Water Brass is a community Brass Band based at Kariong on the NSW Central Coast. Brisbane Water Brass practices at Kariong on Tuesday nights from 8.00pm - 10pm. Have a look through the site to find out more about us.

BRISBANE WATER BRASS, now in its thirtieth year of service to the community has kicked of the year too a great start with a bunch of successful concerts and performances. This year we have toured the mid northcoast, playing at Wauchope and at Laurieton. We have our own concert at the Everglades Country Club at Woy Woy, played at the new War Service Memorial at Ettalong, honouring the recent returned servicemen and women and performed at various ANZAC services during Anzac week. The band is now commencing rehearsals to defend our current title of D grade Champion Brass Band N.S.W. and will contest at the East Coast Championships in June. Brisbane Water Brass is a band that enjoys playing all types of good music from Concert and Stage to Musicals, Jazz, Marches and popular styles. Brisbane Water Brass Band does it all under the expert leadership of Musical Director Jonathon Gatt. The Band welcomes new players of any age, so dust of your old instruments and come and enjoy playing with this happy group of musicians.

If you would like to contact us please use the menu on the left or click here to go to the contact information page.

Latest News

August 2015 NSW State Band Championship

Brisbane Water Brass finished 3rd in D Grade division.The band was directed by Jonathon Gatt

February 2015. Appointment of Jonathon Gatt as Musical Director

January 2015. Robert Thompson transferred to Wagga Wagga to take up a position at Kildare Catholic College

2014 NSW State Band Championship

Brisbane Water Brass finished equal 3rd in D Grade division.The band was directed by Robert Thompson

2014 1st Place East Coast of Australia Band Championship Combined C and D Grade and 1st Place in the Combined C and D Grade Festival of Bands.

The band was directed by Robert Thompson. See the Press Release for more information.

2013 First Place NSW State Band Championship

Brisbane Water Brass finished first in D Grade division.The band was directed by Robert Thompson

November 2012 Appointment of our new Musical Director Robert Thompson

November 2012 Retirement of our Musical Director Jonathan Gatt

2012 runners up NSW State Band Championship

Brisbane Water Brass finished runners up in D Grade division

The band was directed by Jonathan Gatt. See the Press Release for more information.

2012 1st Place East Coast of Australia Band Championship Combined C and D Grade and Runner up in the Combined C and D Grade Festival of Bands.

The band was directed by Jonathan Gatt. See the Press Release for more information.

2011 Runners up NSW State Band Championship

Brisbane Water Brass finished runners up in our division by earning an equal number of points as 1st place however being declared runners up because of points scored in the test piece. The band was directed by Jonathan Gatt See the Press Release for more information.

Our Musical Director - NSW State Baritone Solo Champion 2010 ...

Brisbane Water Brass Musical Director, Jonathan Gatt, added a further achievement to an already long list by winning the NSW State Baritone Solos for 2010 ... Congratulations Jonathan!!

For more information about Jonathan's achievements, click here.

Winners: 2009 NSW State Band Championship ...

2009 NSW State Band Championship

Seated, left to right, cornetists Charlie Stewart & Larry Powers. Standing: trombonist Bernie Leonard (Dec.), cornetists Ken Townsend (President) and Colin Laybutt (Secretary), and tenor horn Tony Brewer and baritone Beryl Chalker.

Brisbane Water Brass finished in 1st Place in our division by earning a combined total of 197 points. The band was directed by Jonathan Gatt who is a 9 times Tenor Horn State Champion. See the Press Release for more information.


New Players Wanted ...

The band is looking for new players if you’re interested then head over to the vacancies page or if you just want find out more information then contact us.