Mace Francis

Brass Bands & Concert Bands

I love writing for these ensembles as they have a totally different orchestral colour to the jazz groups I usually write for. I have worked with the Moreland City Brass Band re-arranging some of my original music for them as well as arranging some compositions by Melbourne trumpeter Peter Knight. They are a great brass band based in Melbourne who play very cool brass band repertoire – how could they not with Scott Tinkler as their MD.

I have also been commissioned by the Combined Districts Concert Band to compose a piece to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. They are a great bunch of musicians with a committed and hard working MD. The organisation has had so many great musicians start their carriers in the band. My piece entitles “Cryptic Triptych” will be released on a CD available on their website.