Box Hill Academy Brass

About The Band

Box Hill Academy Brass (BHAB) was established in 2013 as a band for beginner brass students aged 5+.

The main objective of BHAB is to promote ensemble skills, which help to develop collaborative learning and teamwork. Rehearsals present a fun and friendly atmosphere in which new players can learn to play a brass instrument.

All ages and abilities welcome, no previous experience with music is required.

We have 2 groups, both rehearse on a Tuesday (at 411 Middleborough Road) during the school term:

BHAB do several community events throughout the year, some of these may include:

Box Hill Academy with Director Lauren Innes

Come down and have a go! Music is universal to all and at any level.

About the conductor.

Lauren Innes has been a member of the Box Hill City Band Inc. since 2013. She is the current principal cornet of Whitehorse Brass and began conducting Box Hill Academy Brass in 2015.

Under Lauren's direction, Box Hill Academy of Brass has grown to be a youth brass band with beginner and intermediate ensembles. They perform at various community events and eisteddfods, the highlight being the National Band Championships in 2018.

In addition to her involvement with Box Hill City Band, Lauren teaches private brass lessons and performs regularly with some of Victoria's best brass bands, most recently, Darebin City Brass. Previously, Lauren has worked casually within a variety of music education institutions, most notably as a brass tutor with Melbourne Youth Orchestras and the 2018 North-Eastern Victoria Region (NEVR) Youth Concert at Hamer Hall.

Lauren is also an accomplished sportswoman, playing football with the Whitehorse Suns and cricket with the Prahran Cricket Club and Kerrimuir Cricket Club.

Lauren holds degrees from Monash University and Victoria University in Arts and Education (P-12), specialising in music. She is currently employed by Wesley College, Mount Lilydale Mercy College and Norwood Secondary College as a classroom music teacher, instrumental music teacher and coach.


Rehearsals run Tuesdays from 4.30pm-6.30pm.


411 Middleborough Rd
Corner of Middleborough Rd and Davey St
Box Hill, Vic, 3128


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