Where does the Concert Band rehearse?
West Winds Concert Band rehearses every Wednesday evening during school terms from 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Players are expected to arrive at least 15 mins early to set up, tune, and be ready to play at 7:30.
Where does the Big Band rehearse?
Does it cost anything to join?
Yes, there is a fee for each member of the BrizWest Community Music Ensembles Inc. This fee is used to cover the hire cost of the practice room, purchase of new music, food, conductor's honorariums, and insurance. Fees can be paid each term and we try to keep them as low as possible to encourage more players to join. Please contact us for more details.
What level do I need to be to join?
As a non-audition group we ask all new players to be able to read and play music to around AMEB grade 5. This means you can play your instrument in time, and in tune (or at least be able to read a tuner and follow a metronome when practicing).
Will I be given private lessons if I join?
Simply put, no. Rehearsal time is for putting all the parts together that each individual has been practicing.
What instruments do you need?
Membership numbers change constantly throughout the year, so our need for different instruments is always changing. For the most up-to-date list of what instruments we need, please contact us on the Contact page. The contact form will send your enquiry to the BrizWest President and our band director.
Can I hire one of your groups to perform?
Yes! One of the things that any music group can tell you is that they are constantly looking for more places perform; we are no different! For more information about our availability, fees and a list of repertoire, please contact us via the Contact page.
Can I hire an instrument through BrizWest if I join?
BrizWest Music Ensembles does not currently have the facilities to provide hire instruments to members. You may be able to borrow an instrument from a family member or friend, or through OzWinds (not sponsored or affiliated with BrizWest Community Music Ensembles Inc).