The Australian state of Victoria will see a revival of its representative youth group.
The Victorian State Youth Brass Band in Australia is to be revived through a new partnership.
It will see the Victorian Bands League enter into a partnership with Skunkworks Community Limited.
Skunkworks Community Limited is an independent, not-for-profit production company committed to working with our partners and customers to provide opportunities for artistic development and collaboration between community arts organizations and professional artists.
With a focus on developing and promoting participation in community music-making, Skunkworks runs a number of programs to develop young aspiring musicians with a philosophy of small, self-directed teams developing innovative solutions.
Promote and inspire
The group is open to young brass and percussion musicians up to the age of 25 and aims to promote and inspire the development of musical talent.
It is hoped that it will bring together the best young brass and percussion musicians and ensure the continued vibrancy of brass bands performing in an exciting new way.
This is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians from across Victoria to gain high-level musical direction and performance opportunities while creating friendships that will last a lifetime.Megan Stapleton
Speaking about the initiative, Megan Stapleton, President of VBL, told 4BR, “This is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians across Victoria to gain high-level musical direction and performance opportunities. while creating friendships that will last a lifetime.”
In response, Colin Harrison, Director of Skunkworks Community Limited, added: “We are very pleased to be working with the VBL on this historic initiative.
We will bring our professional experience and a range of world-class musicians to collaborate with band members through new initiatives and our already established programs.”
For more information visit: www.vbl.org.au