Youth Marching Band

The Melkite Marching Band - Australia (MMB) operates from St John’s Melkite Catholic Church at Greenacre and has proudly served our community since 1997. The band has performed at many community and church functions always adding musical ambience to the sense of occasion.

Many Melkite communities in our homelands have marching bands that often lead processions on key church feasts.  Many great Saints used music to express faith, love and life.  St. Romanos the Melodist was an extremely devout person and a talented musician writing melodies to honour God. With this tradition and with St. Romanos the Melodist as our Patron our mission is to glorify God through music.

The MMB is a very active association within our community.  We offer tuition to our members in percussion and pipes.  There is much documented evidence to support that learning an instrument and being involved in a community based pipe band can assist with: educational success, improved concentration, greater focus, self-discipline, increased confidence, community spirit and values of tradition.

If you would like to enquire about having the Melkite Marching Band at your events or for details about joining the band please contact:

Mr Sebastian Gazal on Mobile: 0452 585 856  or via Email:

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