About Us

The Hobsons Bay City Band was first formed in 1996 under the name of the Wyndham Symphonic Band Inc (WSB). Starting from with a small group of dedicated musicians, it rapidly grew into a band of 20 that produced a strong, clear sound. Early rehearsals were held in various venues around the City of Wyndham until a suitable venue could be secured.

In March 1999 the Hobsons Bay City Council began a search to find a band that they could call their own and to represent the City of Hobsons Bay.

The former WSB won this bid and in 2000 was appointed the official Band for the City of Hobsons Bay. This appointment saw a change of name and uniform and gained the generous support of the Hobsons Bay City Council.

Regular performances are mostly held around the Hobsons Bay and surrounding areas and include a variety of functions from community events such as the Laverton Festival, Williamstown Farmers Markets, various other craft markets, and our Annual Concert. Other performances may include school fetes, entertaining residents in local nursing homes, and many more.

Members of the Band range from beginners to professional musicians aged from 15 to 80. Though the Band primarily consists of brass, woodwind and percussion players, everyone is welcome to join.

Committee Members 2023 - 2024

Musical Director:

Wayne Bowden OAM


Hannah Prouse

Vice President:

Roger Lewis


Murray Smith


Lesley Robinson

Engagements Officer:

(Roger Lewis)


Evelyn Lewis

Players Rep:

Michael Wenborn

Ordinary Member:

Cathy Finn

Dario Ogrin