Musicians welcome return of Wagga brass band

GOOD VIBRATIONS: Tim Chandler prepares his instruments to revive a Wagga brass band for the musical community. Picture: Les Smith
GOOD VIBRATIONS: Tim Chandler prepares his instruments to revive a Wagga brass band for the musical community. Picture: Les Smith

Budding musicians will soon have a chance to develop and showcase their skills as an iconic Wagga brass band makes a comeback. 

Brass musician Tim Chandler has committed to reviving a lost brass band from the 50s, to create a space for musicians to thrive. 

“When I moved to Wagga back in 2002 I was surprised such a big regional centre didn’t have a brass band,” Mr Chandler said. 

“There is a big musical community here but not a lot of community based bands people can socially play in.” 

Mr Chandler said while the band planning is in its initial stages, he hopes for fortnightly rehearsals with performances at community events, markets and concerts. 

“Music has gotten bigger in schools in recent years but it seemed a shame there was not many places for them to play,” Mr Chandler said. 

“We only made a Facebook page on Monday and there is already heaps of interest. 

“There are people looking to reconnect with their playing and getting their kids involved too.” 

MUSIC: Tim Chandler is encouraging all experience levels to get involved.  Picture: Les Smith

MUSIC: Tim Chandler is encouraging all experience levels to get involved. Picture: Les Smith

Mr Chandler said the community band would be open to all ages and all levels of experience. 

For more information, people can visit the Wagga Wagga Brass Facebook page or email waggawaggabrass@gmail.com.