- Est. 1889

Mission Statement

We support musicians of all ages in their desire to play band music to the best of their ability – by providing a suitable environment for them to shine.

One of the oldest banding organisations in Victoria, Box Hill City Band Inc. was founded as the Box Hill Temperance Band in the 1880s, first performing on the 24th May 1889 for the Queen Victoria birthday celebrations. In 1894, the Box Hill Temperance band came to an end and was shortly afterwards reformed as a community-based brass band.

Since 1889 Box Hill City Band has changed names with the times from the Box Hill Temperance Band, to the Reporter District Brass Band, to the Box Hill District Band. Finally in 1927, with the founding of the City of Box Hill, we became the Box Hill City Band.


Box Hill City band Inc is a registered charity with the Australian Government and gifts to the Box Hill City band Public fund may be tax deductible.

Box Hill City Band is a volunteer run organisation that aims to support the musical development of players within the community across all ages and backgrounds.

To assist the Box Hill City Band to help players reach their potential we seek the generous financial philanthropic support of our community. Your participation, within your means, is keenly sought and will be highly valued.

Philanthropic support is sought to ensure that players who might not otherwise be able to undertake musical activities and education can do so through the provision of training and loaned instruments. The history and tradition within the Brass Band world of providing players with their instruments has been a great enabler of many players ability to take up brass music, especially for those instruments unique to brass bands.

Individuals who generously choose to invest in the Box Hill City Band Inc. at whatever level play a vital part in helping to foster and expand a valuable musical, art, and educational organisation within the Box Hill area.

Please contact us with any questions regarding philanthropic support for Box Hill City Band; how best to direct your donation to a particular aspect of the musical organisation, issues of tax deductibility or the planning of a testamentary gift.

For information regarding the Box Hill City Band please contact.