Waratah Training Band

Wallsend Youth & Community Brass BandWaratah Training Band was formed in 2011 to address a real need in the local community for children to have the opportunity to learn to play a brass or percussion instrument, at an affordable price.

Therese Curry is the musical director of Waratah Training Band.  She is a long-time brass player and member of Waratah Brass.

With instruments and resources provided by Waratah Brass, Therese, together with a small number of committed members of Waratah Brass, provide weekly one-on-one and small group tuition in addition to a band rehearsal for the energetic learners.  The band includes learners of all ages.

The band is growing in skill and confidence and now provide pre-concert entertainment for Waratah Brass at their Waratah Brass Presents series of concerts.  Members of the band have also joined Waratah Brass in several of their gigs including the Anzac Day March & Services.

If you know anyone (no matter how young or old) who would like to learn to play please contact the band.