ABOUT THE BAND
Merri-bek City Band (MCB) is a dynamic community music organisation based in Brunswick, Melbourne. The Band - and its antecedents in Brunswick and Coburg - has been pumping out brassy tunes since 1882. In recent times Merri-bek City Band has been reinvented, evolving beyond traditional brass band music to encompass more diverse musical styles.
The band is based at the Cross Street Music Hall at 16 - 22 Cross Street, Brunswick (Melbourne, Australia).
Merri-bek City Band is the umbrella organisation for a number of member and associate ensembles including its own core groups, the MCB Phoenix Project and the MCB Krysalis. MCB is run entirely by volunteers and administered by a committee elected from its membership.
In any given week, rehearsals and performances at Cross Street will encompass everything from amateur ensembles to some of Australia’s most acclaimed jazz professionals.
For more background and history see here