COMING EVENTS – 2017
|January 22 (Sunday) 12.30pm||"Christmas" party|
|January 25 (Wednesday) 7.15pm||Rehearsals start again|
|January 26 (Thursday)||Australia Day, Berrima|
|March 12 (Sunday)||Seniors Concert (Memorial Hall)|
|April 25 Anzac Day (Tuesday)||Moss Vale|
|May 27/28 Concert 1 (Sat/Sun)|
|August 27 (Sunday)||proposed Schools concert|
|September 17 (Sunday)||Tulip Time (TBA)|
|November 11/12 Concert 2 (Sat/Sun)|
|December||Carols at Harbison (TBA)|
Southern Highlands Concert Band 2016
2016 has been another successful year for the Southern Highlands Concert Band. Our Musical Director, Julian Paviour, has worked extremely hard to produce two major concert series as well as our usual community performances. Audiences gave enthusiastic responses to the recent concerts and were thoroughly entertained. The title of the concerts was “Spirit of the Dance” allowing Julian to choose music from many periods of history - from a galliard from the 16th century to 19th and 20th century ballet, from an old-fashioned pavane to tango, mambo and bossa nova, and from musical theatre to modern pop.
The performance of “We Will Rock You” with Karen Webb on bagpipes, made sure the audience was wide awake! Our two vocalists were Stephen Wheatley, a regular and popular performer with our band, and Nina Krezo who was making her first appearance with us in concert. She was very well received and we look forward to future performances with us. John Corley and Jeremy Donaldson, both band members were the trumpet soloists in the Galliard Battaglia, while Richard Gawned, also from the band, featured in several numbers on Saxophone. We are very fortunate indeed to have a number of players able to take leading parts in our performances.
It was decided that a proportion of the concert profits would be donated to the Black Dog Institute, so the financial success of the series was very pleasing.
As has been our custom for some years, the Band provided the music for carols at Harbison, Burradoo. Always a fun event,it was enjoyed by the audience and players alike.
The Band will recess over the holiday period and return in time for Australia Day celebrations. New members are always welcome, as are any visitors to the area who would like to “sit in”. Rehearsals are at the Bowral Memorial Hall , Bendooley St, Bowral on Wednesday evenings during school terms, 7.15pm to 8.45pm.