New Year / New Website!

We’ve had a bit of a facelift and we’re super excited to finally launch our new website that has been in the works for several months now.

We’ve decided to include player profiles, an online ticketing system that allows our concert goers to purchase their tickets using their debit/credit cards, we’ve got a brand new shop and are planning on bringing in merchandise very soon. We’ve also included ways to share our pages through social media using the buttons below each of the articles.

Currently, we’re working towards integrating the Windsor side of the players profiles and the Windsor events – so watch this space!

If you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message through our contact page.

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Merry Christmas!

As we hurtle towards the end of the year we would like to wish all of our friends, families, supporters and fellow musicians an extremely Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all of your support throughout the previous year and we know that you will continue to do the same into 2017.

We at XLCR resume in Mid-January, and cannot wait to start rehearsing for the New Zealand Championships in Wellington!

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End of Year Awards 2016

15492207_1349741751745079_4821020594551602629_nIt’s that time of year again – Christmas decorations, Christmas Carols, and of course, the annual Brisbane XLCR Inc. Band Awards Social event.

After our first BBQ last year, the band decided to hold another at Colleges Crossing, Ipswich for members of both Brisbane XLCR and Windsor Bands. Lots of food and drink were consumed and the band says a huge thanks to everyone who helped, but especially Michael Martin, Ross Moloney and Gareth Lawless for their contributions to the day. With the huge numbers of band children we were even blessed to have a visit by Santa Claus himself, who brought fantastic toys for all the children of the organization.


For Windsor, the award winners were:

  • Bandsperson of the year: Sharon Denlay
  • Section of the year: Euphoniums and Baritones
  • Players’ Player: Tamaryn Heck
  • Most Improved Player: Jessica Klaverstyn

For XLCR, the award winners were:

  • Bandsperson of the year: Gareth Lawless
  • Section of the year: Percussion
  • Players’ Player: Ross Moloney
  • Most Improved Player: Kelvin Oldham 

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2016 Colin Topp Slow Melody Competition

After being pipped at the post the previous few years, we are so glad to announce that XLCR’s Solo Baritone Ross Moloney is the winner of the 2016 Colin Topp Slow Melody competition. Thoroughly deserved with a spellbinding rendition of Manhattan by Philip Sparke.

Special mentions to Soprano Cornet, Jaime Brown & Solo Euphonium Nigel John for their 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

Thanks to our adjudicator Trevor for an absolutely awesome evening of music making. Book it in your diaries now – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18th (tentative date) will be the next Colin Topp Slow Melody competition – open to everyone.

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