The Westernport Regional Band is a community based band that regularly performs throughout the Westernport Area and the Mornington Peninsula. The band performs a wide range of music that has evolved from the jazz tradition including big band, swing, latin, funk and rock. The members of the band span a wide variety of ages and experience. The band is a non-auditioning band and we welcome new members of all standards throughout the year.
The instrumentation of the band follows the standard line up for a jazz big band, a section of trumpets, trombones, saxophones (alto, tenor and baritone) and a rhythm section comprised of guitar, piano, bass and drums.
We do not have a set maximum for any section and have inclusive policy of everyone playing together. We also strongly welcome and encourage flute and clarinet players to add colour to our sound and for the few occasions that we perform concert band repertoire.
The band is a not for profit organisation however a modest annual fee is charged to members to cover the costs of sheet music, insurances, etc.