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Carols in Yarraville Gardens 2017
In what has become a Christmas Tradition, Hyde Street Youth Band joined forces with Western Brass and the Footscray Yarraville City band to provide the accompanying music for the 2017 Carol in Yarraville Gardens on the 16th December 2017. This year as an added extra, the Hyde Street Junior Band performed in front of their largest croud yet, playing to about 6,000 during the Community Hour.
End of Year Concert 2017
The Hyde Street End of Year Concert was held on the 3rd December 2017 in the Blue Stone Church Performance Space. In attendance was the Mayor of Maribyrnong Cr Cuc Lam as well as Andy Moutray-Read from the Seddon Community Bank Branch who has of course been one of the bands long time supporters. The concert started with the recently renamed Hyde Street Junior Band who are sounding great for such an inexperienced band (one could be fooled for thinking they’d all be playing for years!). A number of members of the band performed solo or in smaller ensembles. This demonstrated the confidence that being a member of the band helps build in young kids.
The Junior Band was followed by the Youth Band who rocked the house, especially when Liam Conrad played a drum kit solo as a “retirement special” in what will be his last year in the band.
This year the band farewells Ben Greilach, Liam Conrad, Patrick Watkins who have all aged out. We also bid farewell to Josh and Harvey De Koster as they move to Western Brass and Ned Warburton as he hangs up his Baritone and retires from music.
AFL Grand Final Parade 2017
After a year of discussions with the AFL and their event organisers, Hyde Street was proud to perform at the 2017 Grand Final Parade, supporting the Richmond Football Club who would go on to win the Grand Final the following day. This was almost without doubt the biggest audience Hyde Street has ever performed in front of with between 140,000 and 150,000 at the parade and a television audience of several million more. The kid were well supported with some other performers from both the Footscray Yarraville City Band and even a ring in or two from Dandenong, busting to support their favoured club Richmond.
The band was led by the one and only Joseph Vincent, the current Junior National Drum Major champion.
Hyde Street Training Band – Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod 2017
In September 2017 the Hyde Street Training Band took their next step by performing at their first Eisteddfod. Almost the entire Training Band supported by a few extras from the Youth Band made an early morning trip to Traralgon to perform as a junior ungraded band. This was a valuable experience for the band and is the next step in them becoming a graded band who in future will be able to compete in competitions include the State Band Chamionships which they are targeting for 2018.
Maribyrnong Proms Concert 2017
This years concert was held at the Quinn Auditorium at Caroline Chisholm College in Braybrook, and what a fantastic venue this is. The audience of approx 300 plus was entertained by 4 bands including the Hyde Street Training Band in their first major public performance. Hyde Street, Western Brass and Footscray Yarraville played a selection of modern and classic pieces with the xylophone and trombone solos being absolute highlights. As in 2016, the performance conlcluded with all bands joining together for a finale followed by a gourmet afternoon tea prepared by our long time friend and executive chef, Keith Jackson.
Holy Trinity Williamstown 2017
The Hyde Street Youth Band was invited to play in a joint fund raising concert at Holy Trinity Williamstown by parishioners who came to the 2016 Proms Concert. Whilst this wasn’t a huge event for the band, it was wonderful to play in this church which was built in 1821 to an audience of appreciative Williamstown locals.
ANZAC Day 2017
The rain threatened and for a while fell but by the time Hyde Street were ready to step off, the weather improved and the biggest band in recent years, swelled by several members of the training band, stepped off with nearly forty members. The weather did the keep the crowds down this year but that didn’t reduce the enthusiasm shown by the band for this most important of days.
National Band Championships Launceston 2017
The 2017 National Band Championships proved to be the most successful in recent years for the Hyde Street Youth Band, Not only did the band members and their families have a great weekend in Launceston but the band walked away as Junior C Grade Champions as well as the best Open D Grade Marching Band. On top of this, in his first Nationals as drum major, Joseph Vincent was awarded best Junior Drum Major. No one could have been more pleased and excited than our Musical Director having won in his first competition as a Junior Musical Director in Australia.
Carols in Yarraville Gardens 2016
For the 10th year running, HSYB has combined with Footscray Yarraville City Band and Western Brass to entertain and celebrate Christmas with the local Footscray, Yarraville and Seddon community. The band had a much more pleasant evening than the heat and rain of 2015. The crowds seem to grow every year with 2016 being no exception with the audience estimated at 5,000.
Band Stand Sunday 2016
The first formal gig for our new Musical Director, Jee Kromhof was the Band Stand Sunday event at Fed Square. Once again Hyde Street attracted a large audience of several hundred with a selection of popular pieces including Bohemian Rhapsody and The Best of Bond. This is a fantastic event organised by the Victorian Band League and hopefully Hyde Street will continue to be lucky enought to be selected to perform from the large number of bands which apply.
Western Bulldogs Family Day 2016
It was 62 years in the making but the Western Bulldogs finally broke the drought winning the 2016 AFL Premiership. Hyde Steer were proud to support the Doggies bring back memories and traditions of the past by playing at both the last open training session before the finals and again at the Dogs Family Day to celebrate their victory on the day after their drought breaking win. It felt so right having the Dogs, Hyde Street and FYCB back together.
Royal Melbourne Show 2016
Following what has been a tradition for quite a number of years, Hyde Street marched through the crouds at the show grounds performing Liberty Belle March and Wipeout on what truned out to be a bright and sunny Spring day.
State Brass Band Championships 2016
Following on from winning the National title, Hyde Street defended it’s 2015 State Junior C Grade titles winning for the 7th time in the past 8 years. The Band also performed in the Open D Grade section and defeated one of the adult bands. Our next ambition is to leave 2 adult bands in our wake and by 2018 be a real contender.
Maribyrnong Proms Concert on the River 2016
Possible due to an Art Grant from the City of Maribyrnong, the Promos Concert on the River was a joint performance involving the Hyde Street Youth Band, Western Brass and the Footscray Yarraville City Band. A selection of popular and traditional works were played by each band as well as solo and consolidated band performances The Footscray Community Arts Centre was filled to overflowing and the audience enjoyed a sumptuous afternoon tea thanks to Keith Jackson and Black Truffle Catering.
The members of the Hyde Street Youth Band love to perform and whilst not all band members can perform at every event, most love the opportunity to be center stage. As well as participating in both paid and unpaid community performances, HYSB also performs in joint concerts with the A Grade Footscray Yarraville Band and at our annual end of year concert.