Training Band

Looking to learn a brass instrument? The Diamond Valley Brass Training Band is open to players of all experience and age. Our talented team will help you achieve whatever your musical aspirations are.  The Training Band rehearses Thursday nights from 7-8PM, at the Greensborough Senior Citizens Hall, 203 Henry St, Greensborough, Victoria. 

Instrument hire and tuition are available. Please emal:

John Grey

Conducting the Training Band is John Grey.

As the Head of Brass for Haileybury, Associate Principal Trumpeter with the Australian Pops and Philharmonic Orchestra, Deputy Band Master for the Diamond Valley Brass Band, and Band Master for the Diamond Valley Training Brass Band, John is a highly experienced Trumpet Stylist and a significant contributor to the brass community, training and leading the next generation of brass players. He was also the Lead Trumpeter for the Australian Radio Rhythm Orchestra (a professional Dance Orchestra), and the Johnny Hawker Band for may years.

John has held senior positions with the Melba Conservatorium, Trinity Grammar, Camberwell Grammar and Ivanhoe Girls Grammar. His specialised brass training process has enabled players of all brass instruments to develop their skills well in advance of their peers, and to also become players and teachers of brass. John is a committed community contributor, driven to opening up the world of brass music and opportunities for others, and is determined to help re-establish the Brass Band as the cultural foundation of Australian community music making. 

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