Victorian Youth Band Festival 2023

The Hyde Street Youth and Hyde Street Junior Bands were so excited to be part of the wider Victorian Youth Band community at the Skunkworks Community and Victorian Bands’ League‘s first-ever Youth Band Festival! It was fabulous to see so many kids from bands from Ballarat, Wonthaggi, Dandenong, Richmond and the Victorian State Youth Brass Band happily sharing players as needed (especially our tuba players who played in 6/7 bands, legends that they are – Fergus and Imogen) and all playing together with great gusto in the massed item of ‘How to train your Dragon’ arranged by Richmond Youth Brass MD, Adam Arnold. Another highlight was hearing Don Immel, head of brass at Melbourne Conservatorium play. Hyde Street’s own Patrick Lawrence also compared! Looking forward to doing it all again next year!