It is 60 years since Morgan Goode approached Jack Mitchell to discuss the possibility of establishing a boys’ brass band in the Klemzig area.
That discussion, and subsequent meetings with the leader of a local gym club and a school principal, and canvassing of people living in Klemzig at the time led to a meeting at Mr Goode’s home on 8 June 1960.
Eleven people attended the meeting and formed a Committee to get the ball rolling. Three months later the first Learners Group began their study of the basics of the theory of music and were soon afterwards learning to play instruments.
In 1967 the Klemzig Junior Band evolved into The Enfield Brass Band as the older learners turned 18 years of age. Today, in their distinctive maroon uniform jackets, they are still making music in Klemzig and surrounding districts. They play a wide repertoire of music and participate in competitions and community events (such as Anzac Day commemorations, concerts, fetes, and pageants).
The band now meet at the Klemzig Community Hall, 242 North East Road, Klemzig (adjacent to Gaza Oval) each Wednesday evening at 7.30pm to rehearse. New adult and youth members are welcome.
To find out more call 0466 963 244