New Band Hall – July 2021

Address: Benowa Hall, Sir Bruce Small Park, Benowa, QLD 4217.
(Entry via Allchurch Ave.)

On the 17th July 2021 Surfers Paradise Brass moved out of their old shared premises and into their own band hall!  All band members contributed in some way for us to achieve this, with all the legal paperwork and communication from a variety of sources, we got there.

To celebrate, we held an opening day ceremony (click here for photos) and a musical performance on 21st November 2021 inviting members of the public, and also council dignitaries whose assistance in acquiring the hall were amazing.

Both bands performed beautifully, much to the delight of the audience, some of whom had never before heard a brass band.

What a fabulous day it was, what with the sumptuous sausage sizzle, presentation of awards, and the highlight of the day: the renaming of our band hall to, The Alan Trueman Band Hall – a well-deserved recognition of the immense contribution Alan has made to our Band, over so many years.

Congratulations to all our Award recipients:

The Alan Trueman Trophy for Member of the Year – Megan Berry

Surfers Paradise Brass Conductor’s Award – Trevor John

Surfers Paradise Brass Best Junior – Tristan Pofandt

Benowa Brass Conductor’s Awards – Marcus di Cesare


QBA Awards:

Badge of Merit – Scott King

Badge of Merit and Distinguished Service – Andre Melville

25 QBA medal – Natalie Holmes

50 QBA medal – John Roache

50 NBCA medal – Kathy Dodds


Surfers Paradise Brass Awards:

10 year membership – Megan Berry, Scott King

20 year membership – Paul Radford, Natalie Holmes, Alan Trueman

13th February 2022

The Alan Trueman Band Room plaque installed.  See photo in the ‘Special’ category.