Kensington & Norwood Brass – Musical Director Al Kidney were in the Burnside Ballroom, Adelaide on Saturday 13th June 2015, for ‘Centre Stage’ their annual Music Night Concert. This year’s concert featured special guests ‘The Fusion Pops Choir’. Performing to a packed audience Musical Director Al Kidney chose to feature many of the bands principal musicians in various works. See the video below for highlights from the concert.
‘The Barber of Seville’ – Rossini.
‘On My Own’ – Schoenberg arr. Darrol Barry, Tenor Horn Soloist – Alison Harris.
‘The Queen of the Night’s Aria’ – Mozart arr. John Gollard, Soprano Cornet Soloist – Brendan Tasker.
‘Largo al Factotum’ – Rossini, Euphonium Soloist – Janet Carey.
‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ – Lloyd Webber arr. Brian Quinn, Flugel Horn Soloist – Angelo Valdivia.
To see a full list of results for the Salisbury Slow Melody 2015 follow the link to the results page.
After a solid victory at the recent Hahndorf Band Festival, Enfield Brass are building their ranks and they want you to join them to tackle the exciting program of concerts, pageants and competitions planned for the rest of the year. See poster for details.
If you are craving a musical treat but are sick and tired of hearing brass bands play the same old marches and hymn tunes then come to the Klemzig Community Hall on Sunday 24th May at 5.30pm to hear the mighty Enfield Brass present 'The Stars and Stripes Forever'. The USA is not known for its thriving brass band scene but they're there and they have their own rootin' tootin' flavour. Enfield have channelled this iconic style of music and put together a show for our benefit at the affordable cost of a gold coin.
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Sunday 24th May 2015
Klemzig Community Hall,
242 North East Road, Klemzig
Entry by gold coin donation.
Did you or do you know anyone that had any involvement in a brass band at school in Australia from 1950-1980? If yes, please contact Veronica Boulton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Veronica is seeking any related information as part of her major research through Griffith University.
Its that time of year again when SA bands put on their gloves in a fight to win appreciation of an audience in historic Hahndorf, the heart of the hills. For details on registration or attendance contact email@example.com.
Below is a request from Alexandra Dalton, who is marketing a campaign to have the Last Post heard by as many people as possible this ANZAC Day,
To whom it may concern,
I am writing in regards to a community focused, not for profit campaign I am working on for this year centenary Anzac Day called #diggerslastpost
The campaign is focused around encouraging all Australians to hear the last post at dawn this year on the 100th anniversary. Therefore, we aim to spread the word so as many trumpet players play the last post at dawn this year, so that across the suburbs, towns and cities all Australians wake up to hear the last post and remember our diggers this Anzac Day. This community campaign is purely running off social media presence (links are attached below) and by encouraging the tag #diggerslastpost
Would you please be able to help us reach as many people as possible before Anzac Day? We would really appreciate your help and support for this special diggers tribute.
Twitter: @diggerslastpost https://twitter.com/diggerslastpost
Daily Telegraph: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/grab-your-trumpet-and-play-the-last-post-on-your-street-or-balcony-at-dawn-on-anzac-day/story-fngr8h9d-1227294120308
Farm Online: http://www.farmonline.com.au/news/agriculture/rural-lifestyle/general-news/sound-of-remembrance-unites-a-nation/2726646.aspx
Daily Liberal: http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/2907726/special-way-to-honour-our-anzacs-poll/?cs=112
Looking forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or queries in 0400415515
To see all the results from the 2015 Sydney Band Championships as they come in, keep you eyes on te NBCA Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nationalbandcouncilofaustraliainc
The Adelaide Festival Centre would like to extend a special offer to all band members for the Australian premiere of ROTUNDA on the 1st-2nd May 2015. Tickets are only $45 (usually $55), all you need to do is quote the word FRIENDS at the checkout when purchasing online. Rotunda is being performed by the world famous New Zealand Dance Company and features Kensington and Norwood Brass. See below for more details about this highly anticipated show.
In commemoration of the ANZAC centenary, the internationally renowned New Zealand Dance Company will present Rotunda - a breathtaking theatrical experience of contemporary dance featuring a live 20 piece South Australian brass band and choreography by award-winning choreographer, Shona McCullagh. The show will make its Australian premiere at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide before touring nationally.
Rotunda brings to life in a haunting snapshot of our history, the world of the band rotunda - an iconic symbol of early 20th century community, where troops were farewelled with pride and welcomed home in grieving. This extraordinary performance will celebrate and commemorate the ANZAC spirit and explore themes of loyalty, suffering, kinship and ultimately a desire for peace.
More than 400,000 Australians enlisted for service in The Great War, representing almost 40 per cent of the total male population. The Australian casualty rate was the highest of the conflict. The Rotunda performance draws from the extraordinary courage and indomitable spirit of these ANZAC men, and the women who set about running the country with aching hearts and dread that their men might not return.
This spirited performance combines an earthy, free-flowing mix of styles and highly physical contemporary dance with an unmistakably New Zealand style of choreography. Renowned for its rhythm and expression, ROTUNDA also integrates a fusion of Maori tradition with the traditional dynamic of brass band salutes which were integral to the seeing off and welcoming home of troops at war.
New Zealand Dance Company focuses on delivering the highest quality performing arts by integrating choreographic forms, storytelling, diverse musical styles and theatrical invention. Co-Founder and Artistic Director Shona McCullagh is one of New Zealand’s outstanding cross platform artists and is an innovative choreographer for dance, theatre and film.
Shona McCullagh said, “The New Zealand Dance Company is very excited to be coming to Adelaide as part of the company’s inaugural Australian tour. This is a beautiful opportunity to acknowledge the ANZAC spirit that exists between NZ and Australia. Rotunda acknowledges the birth of this ANZAC partnership and the long standing camaraderie that exists between the two countries.”
McCullagh has previously worked with leading arts companies including Limbs, Douglas Wright Dance Company and The Royal New Zealand Ballet. Her cross-platform career has seen her creating choreography for several New Zealand production companies with works including, Hurtle (1998), Mad Angels (1999) Fly (2001), Break (2004) Verge (2005), Mondo Nuovo(2007) and Tethered (2009). She has also developed an international reputation as an award-winning and innovative filmmaker with all of her dance films being screened at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival (France). McCullagh has been the recipient of many awards including Metro Magazine’s Best Dancer (1988) Arts Foundation Laureate Award (2002) and a New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to dance (2007). She was also granted the role of Head Choreographer for the 2011 Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony. Her works have toured nationally and internationally to critical acclaim.
“…..a troupe of terrific dancers, as interesting as they are talented…another fierce and fabulous strike for professional and profound contemporary dance in New Zealand…” Bernadette Rae, The New Zealand Herald
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