Whitehorse Brass

About The Band

Whitehorse Brass was established in 2015, and provides opportunities for brass and percussion players to rehearse and perform together in a fun, inclusive and social brass band.

The band performs in a variety of parades and community events throughout the year including the ANZAC Day Parade, the City of Whitehorse Spring Festival and the Royal Melbourne Show. The band also competes in state and national contests, placing 3rd in Open D Grade at the 2018 National Band Championships and winning the Open D Grade title at the 2018 & 2019 Victorian State Band Championships.

About the conductor

Broden Ford is a percussionist, percussion teacher, adjudicator and conductor from Melbourne, Victoria.

Broden has established a reputation as one of Australia's premier brass band percussionists, having been the principal percussionist at Kew Band Melbourne, Box Hill City Band, National Australia Brass, Victoria Brass and Prestige Brass. He was also the head percussion tutor with the National Australia Brass Youth Band, and regularly plays with some of the finest brass bands from Australia & New Zealand.

Broden was the percussion adjudicator at the 2016 Australian National Band Championships, and was also the chief band & solo adjudicator at the 2017 Tasmanian State Band Championships and 2018 Gunnedah Eisteddfod (NSW).

He is currently the musical director of Darebin City Brass - Preston Band and Whitehorse Brass, having previously directed the Box Hill Academy of Brass, Box Hill Academy of Percussion, City of Traralgon Band and Glenferrie Brass. His short conducting career has brought many successes, with two Victorian D Grade State Championships, two Victorian C Grade State Championships and one Victorian A Grade State Championship headlining a list of major contest & eisteddfod wins and placings.

Broden is currently employed by Wesley College (Glen Waverley campus), St. Bernard's College & Melbourne Youth Orchestras as a percussion and drum kit teacher, ensemble tutor and conductor.


Rehearsals run Tuesdays.


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


Email us at information@boxhillcityband.org.au