COMING EVENTS – 2017
|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
After a busy 2016 the Southern Highlands Concert Band has had a well deserved recess and is eager to commence the 2017 program. A welcome back luncheon was held at the home of the Band’s generous patrons, Garry and Nerida Barnsley, for band members and their families. The weather was obligingly wonderful, the food delicious and the company most pleasant. At this function retiring bandsmen, Wally Brookes and Bill Shorten, were thanked for their years of contribution to the band and its music. There is an open invitation for them to keep in touch at future concerts.
The band also farewelled two of our younger players, Mereki Leten and Ben Cupitt, who are moving on to new and exciting opportunities. Mereki heads off to New York City for a five-day honours program to play the saxophone with students from around the world. Ben will be going on to tertiary studies.
The band extends a welcome to Bill Lovett who joins the tuba section. New players are always welcome.
As is usual the first playout of the year for the band is at the local Australia Day ceremony held at the historic Berrima Court House. Twenty-nine new Australian citizens were welcomed into the community. The band provided accompaniment for the local Sing Australia Choir. The band also played its own musical items to entertain an audience of over 200.
The Musical Director, Julian Paviour, and band librarian, April Butcher, have been busy organizing music for the upcoming concerts. The band’s next performance will be the annual Seniors Concert at the Bowral Memorial Hall on Sunday March 12 (2pm) which will be based around popular music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. This will be presented in a truly unique way and is sure to be high in entertainment value. Following this the band will start work preparing for the May concert series. Busy times ahead!
Band rehearsals are held each Wednesday night during school terms at the Bowral Memorial Hall from 7.15 to 8.45pm. New members and visitors are always welcome.