Wednesday evenings 8:00 to 10:00 pm at Keystone Hall, Civic Centre, Croydon.
THE CROYDON WIND SYMPHONY began in 1971 as the Croydon Concert Band. It was founded by the late Eric Page, who was the bandmaster of the Croydon Brass Band, and taught music at Croydon High School. He wanted a band for his students to graduate to after high school. The band has grown dramatically over the years in size and music ability and has played with artists such as Barry Crocker, Donald Cant, Judi Connelli, Colleen Hewitt, Tony Barber and Darrel Cotton. The band contests successfully at the Victorian State Championships and presents the annual Carols by Candlelight for the Maroondah City Council.
In 2000 and 2002 the band was the Winner of the Victorian State Concert Band Championships in B Grade! (See photos here)
The band rehearses every Wednesday from 8.00pm to 10.00pm in Keystone Hall, Civic Square, Croydon and maintains a healthy performance schedule.
In addition, the band held band camps and numerous workshops. (see photos)
David Billimoria was appointed Musical Director in January 2015. David had already been with the band for over twenty years and held a variety of positions including Secretary and Librarian. He has wide ranging experience in community music organisations and was President of the Victorian Bands' League from 2000 to 2002. He has also been assistant Musical Director and acting Musical Director on several occasions. In that capacity he successfully led the band at the National Band Championships in 2012.