Hahndorf Town Band, Hahndorf Youth Band and Hahndorf Training Group all hold their rehearsal nights on Mondays at the Hahndorf Band Hall, located on Balhannah Road just past St Michaels Primary School, on the left hand side of the road.
The Musical Director for all of these groups is Philip Paine, and he encourages any one who is interested to either take part or just come along and see what we get up to at rehearsal to visit us on a Monday night.
Times of Rehearsals are:
- Hahndorf Training Group: Commences at 6pm ( This group is suitable for anyone, young or old who would like to take up playing a brass instrument)
- Hahndorf Youth Band: Commences at 6.30pm and runs for 1 hour (This group is the next step up from our Training Group and we encourage anyone under the age of 23 who would like to continue their love of music, or expand their brass musical skills they may be learning at school)
- Hahndorf Town Band: Commences at 7.45 and finishes at 9.45pm (This group is for anyone who plays a brass instrument and would like to come along and join
a group of people who love playing music, learning to play a variety of music, and enjoy the social and friendly atmosphere that we offer.)
We are always looking for new members and would love to see you. If you have any questions please contact our President Greg Francis on 042 992 9918.
Philip Paine is the current Musical Director of the Hahndorf Town Band.
During 1984 to 1988 he studied and completed his Bachelor of Music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. From 1988 to 1992 he played for the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. In the years between 1994 and 1997 he completed his Master of Music degree at Adelaide University. Since this period Philip has played in various orchestras including the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and Principal with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Growing up, Philip participated in Glenorchy City Concert Brass both as a junior and senior player, and as conductor with the band, took them to a B Grade Championship in Tasmania in 1988. He also toured with the band to New Zealand when they won the New Zealand B Grade Championship.
Currently Horn Tutor at Adelaide University and playing principal French Horn with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Philip brings a wealth of professional brass playing experience to the band, and a passion for providing a learning opportunity to the youth in our community.