THE launch of a music academy in Bendigo will strive to give people a chance to learn a brass instrument or percussion.
New group to act as stepping stone
The Marist Brothers Band has developed the Marist Academy of Brass, with the program to be delivered by highly-skilled musicians.
We have developed the Marist Academy of Brass so that learning music can be easily accessible to many people
Band president John O'Connor said the group was eager to get people of all ages involved in making music.
"We have developed the Marist Academy of Brass so that learning music can be easily accessible to many people," he said.
"The aim is to give opportunities to young or more mature people who want to learn an instrument, while also catering to those who have previously learnt to play brass or percussion and wish to get back into music."
Mr O'Connor said the academy would act as a stepping stone to the Marist Brothers Band, who perform at iconic Bendigo events and locations, such as the Bendigo Easter Festival and Sacred Heart Cathedral.
He said music had been shown to have a positive influence on education and provides a great social environment for people.
An official launch will take place with a afternoon performance at midday on Sunday, followed by a chance to try the instruments.
It will be held at the Catholic Education Office function room in Hargreaves Street.
For more visit www.maristbrothersband.org.au or the Facebook page.