Ottoman Mehter Band of Australia

Welcome to the official website of the Mehter Band of Australia. We are proud to present the world's first Ottoman Military Band outside of Turkey since 1994. Our Mehter Band has performed across Australia in many places including major cities and large rural towns. Our current band boasts over 30 active members who practice weekly for any upcoming events. Please feel free to browse our website and keep up to date with the latest in our News section. If you would like to book a performance or have any general enquiries please use our Contact page to get in touch with executive members of the Ottoman Mehter Band of Australia.

Latest News - Lale (Tulip) Festival Celebrations 2011

The Ottoman Mehter Military Band of Australia was proud to participate in this years Tulip Festival held at Silvan, Melbourne, Victoria. The Mehter Band participated with approximately 25 members who performed during the day to a large onlooking crowd. More information about the Tulip Festival can be obtained from their website. To view images of our performance please visit the gallery section.

Latest News - Ramadan Bayram Festival Celebrations 2011

Each year the Ramadan (Eid-ul Fitr) Festival brings together thousands of people to celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan where everybody comes together to enjoy the family environment, the food, and festivities. Just like every year the Ottoman Mehter Military Band of Australia was again honored to perform at the festival. Many people come to enjoy the band play and we are proud to have been there again this year. To view images of our performance at the festival please check the gallery section.