Email: enquiries@townsvillebrass.org

Based in Tropical Townsville, North Queensland (Australia), the Townsville Brass Showband is the Entertainment Wing of the Townsville Brass Organisation.  Adding a set of Keyboards, Guitar and Bass Guitar, the Showband shows the true versatility of a Brass Band.

Featuring vocal and instrumental soloists, the band plays a range of styles from classics, light jazz, big band and dance music.  This versatility makes the band perfect for entertainment concerts, formal occasions, balls, functions and parties.

Most known in Townsville through their "Brass on the Grass" series of concerts on Townsville's picturesque Strand, the Townsville Brass Showband has also played at the Townsville Chamber of Commerce Annual Ball and the Townsville Amateurs ball during 2002, as well as being a major entertainment piece during the Burdekin Water Festival in 2003.

The Townsville Brass Showband is mainly based and hired in Townsville, but is available for hire within the Northern Queensland area.

For further details, please get in contact!

The Show Band "Brass on the Grass" concert series on The Strand.
The Show Band on stage at Riverway.

Supporting the youth of our community is important to Townsville Brass, and the best way to encourage and develop our young musicians is to get them playing in a brass band!

The Townsville Brass Youth Band, and offers a fantastic opportunity for up-and-coming brass players to experience rehearsing and performing locally in a brass band.  Players move up through the ranks to Brolga Brass as there are opportunities and as their playing standard develops.

All school-age players are welcome, and private tuition is available on request.

Townsville Brass Youth Band on stage at Bowen.
Townsville Brass Youth Band acknowledges the audience after performing in Collinsville.

Brolga Brass is the training band and major feed source of players for Townsville Brass.  It is a very successful band in its own right, having won the QLD division of the 2014 National Band Championships (D Grade), and coming 2nd in the 2008 Nationals (D Grade).

The band is jointly conducted by Cameron Gough and Anthony McGovern, and performs regularly around the Townsville region, often supporting Townsville Brass at combined events.

Brolga Brass rehears Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm.  All welcome!

Brolga Brass on stage at Riverway in 2013.
Dan belts out a solo at Riverway.
Claire and Tangiora perform a duet in front of the band at Riverway.
Brolga Brass with Townsville Brass and Youth Band members on tour at Bowen.

Townsville Brass is the flagship of the organisation.  It is currently ranked at B-Grade, and are the current B Grade National Champions, having won the championships in Brisbane over the Easter weekend in 2014.  In recent years, the band have placed third (2012), second (2010, 2009, 2008) in the National Championships.

The band is under the very capable leadership of Mr Dale Hosking, a very successful player himself.  Dale won the Open Cornet Solo at the Nationals in 2008, and came 2nd in the Open Flugel Horn Solo in 2010.

Playing with Townsville Brass is a lot of fun, and the atmosphere is very supportive and social when competing.

Many of the players have come up through the ranks of the training band, Brolga Brass, as well as from the local schools and their brass programme.

Townsville Brass rehearse Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm.  All welcome!

Townsville Brass after the results announcement at the 2014 National Band Championships in Brisbane.
Our back row cornets working hard on stage!
On inspection at the Brisbane 2014 National Band Championship.