With more than 70 players in the senior and training bands it became necessary to
increase the size of the bandrooms.
A submission was made to the Council which approved a $125,000 extension to the
bandrooms. Work commenced in April 2003 and the official opening was held on August
16th of the same year. Current and former players as well as musicians from other bands
celebrated the opening by playing in the new room and later in the day a concert was
performed by the Wynyard band and soloists.
From mid 2004 the Beginner and Training bands were combined to form one development
band. In 2005 a new Beginner Band was formed, and between 2006-2008 both Beginner
and Development bands continued to rehearse weekly, the Beginners under the leadership
of Stephen Loring, and the Development Band under David Wilson.
In September 2006, the Clarence City Band travelled up to join with the band for a
weekend of music, culminating in a combined concert at the CCC Complex in Wynyard. The
following year, the Senior Band made the trip south in early August to take part in
combined concert at the Bellerive Uniting Church Hall. That weekend will be remembered
by all for the wonderful musical experience, for the comraderie between the two bands,
and for a number of unfortunate, but hilarious, mishaps by members, one of which won the
hapless band member the Plonker of the Year Award!
The band re-entered the Burnie Eisteddfod in 2007 after several years' break, gaining third
place for their rendition of two pieces - "Primordial Overture" and "Southern Folk
Rhapsody". This was followed in 2008 by achieving equal second place for "Chronicles of
Narnia". At the end of November, the band celebrated with Stephen Loring his 10th
Anniversary Concert, at which time he announced he would not be continuing on as Music
Director in 2009.
Just prior to Christmas 2009, Thomas Lamb was appointed Music Director for the
Wynyard Municipal Concert Band.
In 2010 The Band performed out of competition at the National Band Championships in
Hobart. The band performed away from home again in 2011, at the Circular Head show, a
mid-year concert in Stanley & also at the Stanley Christmas parade.
In 2011 the Band came 1st in the Burnie Eisteddfod, performing "Ghost Fleet". This was
followed up with a creditable 2nd place in 2012 when we played "Stephenson's Rocket"
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