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Wayne Bowden

Email:
Address: 6 Henry St
Keilor East
3033
Victoria
Australia
Mobile: 0408530849

Wayne Bowden is a highly decorated soloist and was International soloist of the year at the Ern Keller Memorial competition in 1991. Winner of 8 Champion of Champions in a single 12 month period, Wayne was the Australian National Euphonium Champion 11 times, Victorian Euphonium Champion 19 times, and the Victorian Trombone Champion 3 times. In 1980 Wayne was written into the history books as the only Australian ever to have won both the Australian and New Zealand Champion of Champions in the same year. The Victorian Bands League has honoured Wayne by naming their Champion of Champions Trophy in recognition of his accomplishments as a soloist.
Wayne Bowden has represented Australia internationally in the Errol Mason Brass Musician of the Year on 2 occasions, recorded with the BBC in London in 1984 as a Euphonium soloist and performed in the 1984 Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. He has also performed with the Melbourne Symphony orchestra on Euphonium.

Wayne is frequently asked to adjudicate at solo and ensemble competitions as well as Eisteddfod’s within Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. He has been guest conductor and trainer of many bands in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia and has adjudicated jazz ensembles and wind bands at the Melbourne Bands Festival. Wayne was MD of many of the music camps run by the Victorian Bands League Inc.
Wayne retired from the position of Director of bands and brass lecturer at Geelong Grammar school, Corio campus after 30 years in the position. He continues his commitment to brass bands and music as both a teacher at Gilson College, and a player in a number of community music ensembles.
Wayne has been conducting Brass and Concert Bands since the age of twenty two. These include: Marist Brothers Bendigo, Strathfieldsaye Municipal, Moorabbin City Band, City of Dandenong Band,Geelong City, Bayside Brass, Malvern Brass, Diamond Valley Brass, Footscray Yarraville City Band, Camperdown Fire Brigade Band and the Melton Community Band.
From 1995 to 1998. Wayne was musical director of the Victorian State Youth brass band. He was MD of Sunshine Band from 2007 to 2013 and in 2011 was appointed MD of the famous Hawthorn Band. Wayne became the Musical Director of The Legends of Brass (2015 to present) and is also the Musical Director of the Sunshine Community Brass once more,(2016 to present) He is also the Musical Director of the Heidelberg City Brass Band (2017 to present) and the Hobsons Bay City Band (wind band) (2018 to present) Wayne has lectured in brass performance for Melbourne University and the Australian Guild of music.



Date Contest Band Position Points Draw
18th Aug 2019 Victorian State Championships (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 2   177 2
16th Sep 2018 Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod (D Grade) Heidelberg Brass Inc. 1 1
19th Aug 2018 Victorian State Championships (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 4   180 6
18th Aug 2018 Victorian State Championships (D Grade) Heidelberg Brass 2 187 3
27th May 2018 Bendigo Contest (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 3
Sep 2017 Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod (D Grade) Heidelberg Brass Inc. 1
20th Aug 2017 Victorian State Championships (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 6 199 5
19th Aug 2017 Victorian State Championships (D Grade) Heidelberg Brass Inc 4 216 5
11th Sep 2016 Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod (D Grade) Heidelberg Brass Inc. 1 90 4
14th Aug 2016 Victorian State Championships (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 6 190 7
13th Aug 2016 Victorian State Championships (B Grade) Hawthorn Band 2 211 4
16th Aug 2015 Victorian State Championships (A Grade) Hawthorn Band 3 220
5th Apr 2015 Australian Championships (A Grade) Hawthorn Band (Vic) 16   424 9
17th Aug 2014 Victorian State Championships (A Grade) Hawthorn Band 4 221 4
25th May 2014 Bendigo Contest (A Grade) Hawthorn Band 1   189
26th May 2013 Bendigo Contest (A Grade) Hawthorn City Band 2 184
27th May 2012 Bendigo Contest (A Grade) Hawthorn City Band 1 180
27th May 2012 Bendigo Contest (B Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 1 164
7th Apr 2012 Australian Championships (C Grade Parade of Bands) Sunshine Community Brass (Vic) 2 140 6
7th Apr 2012 Australian Championships (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass (Vic) 3   472 11
7th Apr 2012 Australian Championships (A Grade Parade of Bands) Hawthorn City (Vic) 9 132 14
7th Apr 2012 Australian Championships (A Grade) Hawthorn City (Vic) 12   439 12
20th Aug 2011 Victorian State Championships (A Grade) Hawthorn Band 1 239
20th Aug 2011 Victorian State Championships (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 1 242
2011 Bendigo Contest (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 1 163
30th May 2010 Bendigo Contest (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 5 167 1
22nd Aug 2009 Victorian State Championships (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 4 210
31st May 2009 Bendigo Contest (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 3 175 4
23rd Aug 2008 Victorian State Championships (C Grade) Sunshine Community Brass 2 214 6
31st Mar 2002 Australian Championships - Wind Band (D Grade) Camperdown Fire Brigade (Vic) 1   460 1
Sep 2000 Southwest Bands Group Contest Camperdown Fire Brigade 1
12th Apr 1998 Australian Championships - Wind Band (D Grade) Camperdown Fire Brigade (Vic) 2   361 3
Oct 1995 Victorian State Championships (C Grade) Geelong City 1
Sep 1995 Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod (C Grade) Geelong City 1
May 1995 Bendigo Contest (C Grade) Geelong City 1
2nd Apr 1994 Australian Championships (D Grade) Geelong City ( Vic) 1 510
2nd Apr 1994 Australian Championships (D Grade Parade of Bands) Geelong City (Vic) 4 166.3 1
1994 Victorian State Championships (C Grade) Geelong City 1
Oct 1993 Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod (D Grade) Geelong City 2
1993 Victorian State Championships (D Grade) Geelong City 4
Jun 1991 Victorian Bands League Winter Championship (D grade) Geelong City 2
14th Apr 1990 Australian Championships (B Grade) City of Dandenong (Vic) 7 160 3
14th Apr 1990 Australian Championships (B Grade Parade of Bands) City of Dandenong (Vic) 6
Sep 1988 Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod (B Grade) Moorabbin Brass 1
2nd Apr 1988 Australian Championships (B Grade) City of Moorabbin (Vic) 8 166 3
18th Apr 1987 Australian Championships (A Grade) Footscray Yarraville City (Vic) 3   180 2
Oct 1986 Victorian State Championships (A Grade) Footscray Yarraville City Band 3
May 1986 Bendigo Contest (B Grade) Diamond Valley Brass Band 1 363
May 1986 Bendigo Contest (A Grade) Diamond Valley Brass 1 363
29th Mar 1986 Australian Championships (B Grade) Diamond Valley Brass (Vic) 1 177 8
29th Mar 1986 Australian Championships (B Grade Parade of Bands) Diamond Valley Municipal (Vic) 2 71 4
20th Apr 1984 Australian Championships (B Grade) Strathfieldsaye Municipal (Vic) 1 171
1st Apr 1983 Australian Championships (B Grade) Strathfieldsaye Municipal (Vic) 2 174 5
18th Apr 1981 Australian Championships (B Grade Parade of Bands) Strathfieldsaye Municipal (Vic) 3 133 8
17th Apr 1981 Australian Championships (B Grade) Strathfieldsaye Municipal (Vic) 1 166 8
5th Apr 1980 Australian Championships (C Grade Parade of Bands) Strathfieldsaye Brass (Vic) 3 88 4
4th Apr 1980 Australian Championships (C Grade) Strathfieldsaye Municipal (Vic) 1 176 5
Oct 1979 Victorian State Championships (C Grade) Strathfieldsaye Municipal 1
Jul 1979 Victorian Bands League Winter Championship (C grade) Strathfieldsaye Municipal 1
Apr 1979 Bendigo Contest (C Grade) Strathfieldsaye Municipal 1
Oct 1978 Victorian State Championships (D Grade) Bendigo Central 1
Jul 1978 Victorian Bands League Winter Championship (D grade) Bendigo Central 1
May 1978 Bendigo Contest (C Grade) Marist Brass Band 1
24th Mar 1978 Australian Championships (C Grade) Marist Brothers College -- Bendigo (Vic) 2 10
17th Jul 1977 Victorian Bands League Winter Championship (C grade) Marist Brass Band 1
22nd May 1977 Bendigo Contest (C Grade) Marist Brass Band 3
8th Apr 1977 Australian Championships (D Grade) Marist Brothers ( Bendigo ) (Vic) 4 118 3
Nov 1976 South Australian Band Championships (D Grade) Marist Brass 2
11th Jul 1976 Victorian Bands League Winter Championship D Grade Marist Brass band 1 81
23rd May 1976 Bendigo Contest (D Grade) Marist Brass Band 2
Date Contest Winner
10th Oct 1987 South Australian Band Championships (C Grade) Mount Gambier
20th Jul 1986 Tasmanian Band Championships (D Grade Brass) Launceston City
20th Jul 1986 Tasmanian Band Championships (Junior A Grade Brass) Glenorchy City Concert Juniors
20th Jul 1986 Tasmanian Band Championships (C Grade Brass) Northern Suburbs
20th Jul 1986 Tasmanian Band Championships (B Grade Brass) Glenorchy City Concert




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