This Friday 24th October 1.10pm, Elder Hall Lunchtime Concert presents the Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra under the baton of Bob Hower with Euphonium Solist BJ O'Donovan. This concert will perform works by Shostakovich, Cichy, Stanhope and features James Curnow's Symphonic Variants for Euphonium and Band. Tickets available at the door, for more information http://music.adelaide.edu.au/elderhall/concerts/lunch/
Para Hills Band Baritone player, Les Dawson died on 4th October 2014 after a short Illness at the age of 75. His funeral is on Wednesday 15th October 2014 at 1pm, Folland Chapel, Enfield Cemetary.
Three weeks until applications close
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Hints on the camp and tour: It's not all playing - swimming in Lake Bonney each afternoon (coz it's too hot to play!)
Tour concerts to include: Monash Playground, Loxton Historical Village, Barmera Hotel, Wilkadene Woolshed, Barmera, Monash Football Club, and more.....
for more information, application details or to register your interest, visit the Youth Brass Page.
The Salvation Army International Staff Band are giving two concerts in South Australia in late October 2015. They are currently offering discounts to group bookings. If you and your band are interested in making a group pre-booking before tickets go on sale, contact John Slater on 0428 280 008.
Coast & Vines Music Club is a boutique mini-concert band based on the Fleurieu Peninsula- south of Adelaide. It was established in May of 2006 by Sonia Radford to cater for adults and students who want to gain ensemble and personal skills on their instrument with a focus on playing at community events, fetes, celebrations and aged care facilities and cafes etc.
Being a “club” means that a variety of ensembles can be developed as well as a usual concert band configuration. Also, things are all run without a formal committee and no subscription fees for membership are charged. Rather, a participation fee is charged to players when they attend.
Rehearsals are most Friday nights 7:30-10pm at Woodend Primary School; Edwardbeck Dve/Young Street Sheidow Park.
The session starts with simpler music which assists players with less experience and acts as a warm-up for the band. The music gets more difficult throughout the evening and a half-time supper break allows for refreshments and socializing.
A $5 participation fee includes supper.
Performances vary throughout the year and usually include the City to Bay Fun Run, a café/restaurant or two, retirement village concerts/fete and a “pop-up” event at a beach or park as well as playing at several houses with Christmas light displays (Average gigs; 12- 15/year)
Contact: Music Director:
Sonia Radford Ph 0424 505 374
Please read the letter below from SABA President, Bronwyn Dolman, regarding the decision to ammend the results after the competition.
Gawler Town Band has been under the direction of newly appointed MD Bruce Raymond for a few months now and has a fun filled concert coming up: 1st November at 7.30pm at the Zion Lutheran Church, Cowan Street, Gawler. Cost is $12 per person. For bookings they can contact Nicki on 0412 804 693.
2014 South Australian State Band Championships have sucessfully showcased the vaiety of bands, soloits and ensembles this state has to offer in the scenic township of Hahndorf. SABA congratulates all the participants from the weekend.
Open A Concert Band - Unley Concert Band
Open B Concert Band - Trinity College
Open C Concert Band - Holdfast Concert Band
Junior Concert Band - Pulteney Grammar School
Open A Brass Band - Tanunda Town Band
Open B Brass Band - Marion City Band
Open C Brass Band - Enfield Brass
Open D Brass Band - Warriparinga Brass
For a full list of band, party and solo results, see results page.
SABA would like to thank those involved in the weekend, in particular adjudicators, accompanists, volunteers and those who assisted the association with providing necessary equipment and logistics for such a busy event. SABA would like to thank Brass Banned for attending and streaming the event and the township of Hahndorf for being such cooperative hosts. It was pleasing to see band members participating in the massed march and rotunda events across the weekend. This was very well received and brought the event out into the public where it is seldom seen. Unfortunately a administrative error prompted a change in the final results that were announced on the day but this has been rectified with the bands involved. If you would like clarification on this, please speak to your band secretary or band SABA delegate.
SABA supports all member bands from South Australia and aims to promote all banding events, competitions, concerts and fundraising initiatives. SABA encourages all band members to get involved - the SABA AGM will be held this Friday 26th September at Enfield Band Hall - see your band secretary for more details.
SABA encourages anyone to contact the Webmaster with any local band news or events via the Contact page.