We are a band of approximately 20 players who enjoy travelling to
various venues (indoor and outdoor) around southern Tasmania and presenting a concert
of music ranging from musical and movie themes to light classical with
a pop twist and of course the traditional band-style music. Additionally, a few members have made up a group to perform Dixieland jazz.
The band is totally operated and managed on a volunteer basis with committee
being drawn from the general membership that comprises of players from
high school age to players in their very late eighties. The predominant
role of the band is to provide an avenue for the enjoyment of music
for players and for the public through public performances. In addition
to this we aim to provide teaching of musical skills to all our players
at any level. There are no auditions required for anyone interested in joining the band, only the ability to read music and to have their own instrument. New members are always welcome to come for a look and become a regular member of the band.
If you are interested in joining the band, please feel free to make
contact with any of the people listed on the "Contacts Page"
and we will meet you in the carpark and escort you in
on your first night – a good way to get rid of first night jitters.
Or just rock on in and introduce yourself to anyone already there.
If transport is a problem we may be able to
organise a car-pool or regular transport with other members of the band.
Fundraising is achieved through public performances and band fundraising
and goes towards the constant renewal of sheet music and equipment.
The band's current instrumentation, based on players able to attend regularly is:
1 alto sax
1 bass guitar
1 Eb tuba
1 tenor sax
"Dixies" - the Dixieland band consists of:
If you see a gap you can fill, we'd love to have you join us! ("Extras" are also very welcome! Also welcome are visitors and those just wishing to come along and listen.)
Rehearsals are weekly with a short break over Christmas/New Year.
Thursday 7.30pm till 9.30pm ("Dixies" meet earlier)
Christian Family Centre
550 East Derwent Highway
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Rehearsal is usually followed by a short social gathering if you would like to stay for a soft drink or coffee/tea and a bite to eat for a token donation.
Performances around Tasmania have been :-
Tulip Festival Botanical Gardens
Taste of Tasmania
Bishop Davies Court Kingston
Illawarra Primary School
Dominic College School Fair
Salvation Army Moonah
Kosovo Refugee Benefit Concert New Norfolk with Derwent Valley Concert
Bream Creek Show
Royal Hobart Show
Hawthorn Village – Kingston
Eating With Friends – Claremont Christmas lunch
Mental Health Week Glenorchy
Berriedale Childcare Centre "Carols by Torchlight"
Sandy Bay Regatta
Tasmanian Timber Festival - Geeveston
Moonah Arts Centre
Claremont Carols on The Green
Barrington Lodge Aged Care Facility
Various venues around Victoria during the 2005 trip.
Bunnings Community Showcase
The formal performance uniform is black
trousers and socks/stockings and shoes with a very attractive and colourful
vest and black bow tie. Standard long sleeved white business shirts for all
members. Vests are supplied by the band at no charge to the members
once they become financial.
The other uniform consists of black trousers,socks/stockings and shoes
and a blue polo shirt with a band logo on the chest.
The more casual uniform was worn for the Vicorian band trip, at which time a blue fleece jacket was made available for purchase as part of the overall uniform during the trip.