Waratah Brass Soloists Excel in 2015 Nationals

While the band did not attend the 2015 National Band Championships, a few of our members were on the stage in various capacities.

Greg Bennett played magnificently and became the Australian National Champion in the Eb Tuba.

Greg Bennett National Champion

Not satisfied with just one instrument, Greg also competed in the Open Tenor Trombone placing 5th. However, that was still not quite enough banding for Greg so he also played with the Hunter Wind Ensemble who were the Australian National Champions in the Open C Grade Concert Band section.

David Wilks St Marys Therese Curry St Marys
Therese Curry, David Wilks and part-time member David Kimpton played with St. Mary’s District Band competing in the A Grade Brass achieving 4th Place. 

David also competed with Castle Hill RSL – North West Wind Ensemble who were the Australian National Champions in the A Grade Concert Band section.

Clarence LeungClarence Leung competed in the Open Cornets achieving 8th Place.

Bob Akerman competed with Toronto Brass who achieved 6th in B Grade Brass.

Hannah Gibbons who is on leave from the band, placed 3rd in Open Tenor Trombone. 

We surely know how talented our players are but there is something wonderful about that talent being recognized on the national stage. Congratulations to you all!