This is who we are
Marion City Band was established in 1969 with support from the City of Marion Council to purchase the first set of instruments and uniforms for students from Mitchell Park Boys’ Technical College to continue their musical education after graduating. This relationship with the City of Marion continues to be a strong component of the bands success, today.
The major turning point in the band’s history came with the appointment of current Musical Director, Veronica Boulton, in August 2004. This appointment proved to be a catalyst for a number of changes in the band, perhaps most significant was the establishment of our then junior band, Warriparinga Brass, following Veronica’s appointment. This period saw a major increase in the bands’ efforts towards fundraising and recruitment which have been essential components in the band’s efforts to create a positive, encouraging and inclusive environment for members of the community to discover and continue to develop their interest in brass bands.