Queensland Wind and Brass
First Man Ashore
Queensland Wind and Brass's upcoming concert, An Australian Story, will feature works by Australian composers and tell musical versions of great Australian stories.
The concert will feature 'First Man Ashore', a piece commissioned by QWAB to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing of the ANZACs in World War 1, in 1915. First Man Ashore was composed by renowned Australian composer Graham Lloyd. Graham Lloyd is a well-respected member of the Army musical society having previously been a musical director for the Defence Force. The piece is a tribute to the Queensland 9th Battalion's Lt. Duncan Chapman. Lt Chapman is attributed as being the first man to set foot on the Gallipoli beaches on the morning of 25 April, 1915.
2015 Season 1 Underway
Queensland Wind and Brass is busy rehearsing for our first concert season for 2015. QWAB's first major concert will be "An Australian Story". From the start of 2015, QWAB welcomes Alisa Jones to the podium.
Queensland Wind and Brass is a central Brisbane based concert band, which plays a wide range music to Grade A standard, and consists of amateur and professional woodwind, brass and percussion players aged upwards from Year 12 students. There's still a few positions available (in particular trumpet, trombone and oboe). If you're interested in becoming a member of QWAB in 2015, please see our membership information or download our Membership application form. For any enquiries, please contact QWAB.