HSYB has moved!

The Hyde Street Youth Band has moved to a new bandroom located at the Raleigh Rd Activities Centre 54 Raleigh Rd Maribyrnong. See further details below. This bandroom will be shared with both Western Brass and Footscray-Yarraville City Band only.

As many of you may be aware, the band has been in temporary accommodation at Victoria University for the past two years following the compulsory acquisition of our old band room as part of the Footscray Learning Precinct development. Unfortunately VU can no longer provide the band with space due to a desire to deliver their core business of tertiary education and as such, we have been working with the City of Maribyrnong to find a new home.

The City of Maribyrnong recognise the need to support both HSYB as well as Western Brass and Footscray-Yarraville City Band. It is envisaged that this will be our home for the next 3 to 5yrs after which the bands will likely move to a new purpose build arts facility back in the Footscray area.

Whilst these rooms are perhaps not ideal and take the band away from our traditional home of Footscray, the council has been able to provide a facility which suites many of our requirements and form this support we are very grateful and would like to especially like to thank Kate Shearer, Art & Culture Coordinator and Michael Byrne, Manager Libraries, Arts and Culture for all their support and hard work.

Rehearsals will commence at our new location as of the 16th March 2022. There is plenty of free parking on site and we look forward to showing off our new facility.

If you have any concerns or questions, please email president@hsyb.org.au