Whitehorse brass



Meet the Director


Whitehorse Band Director Broden Ford

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 in Gawler (SA), and was also the chief band & solo adjudicator at the 2017 Tasmanian State Band Championships and 2018 Gunnedah Eisteddfod (NSW).

As a conductor, Broden has previously directed Box Hill Academy Brass and the City of Traralgon Band, and is currently the musical director of Whitehorse Brass. His short conducting career has already proved quite successful, with two Victorian C Grade State Championships and one Victorian D Grade State Championship headlining a list of major contest & eisteddfod wins and placings across open A, B, C & D grade.

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


About The Band

Whitehorse Brass aims to provide opportunities for brass and percussion players to be part of a fun, inclusive and social community brass band.

We aim to cater for established musicians who cannot commit to the demands of the modern contesting brass bands, to young musicians who are wanting a further opportunity to develop their musicianship and ensemble skills, for people who would like to resume playing after a period of hiatus, and to anyone out there who is simply looking to enjoy making wonderful music.

Established musicians who enjoy making wonderful music, this band is ideal for you.


When?


Rehearsals run Tuesdays.

Where?


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

How?


Email us at information@boxhillcityband.org