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.
Banksia Park Concert Bands is celebrating 40 years next Sunday, 28th September 2014, at 2.00 pm at the Dame Roma Mitchell Centre in Golden Grove School.
If you have ever been a member of Redbacks or City of Tea Tree Gully Band, or have enjoyed listening to any of the bands in the program, or have been associated with us in any way, please come to help us celebrate.
All bands in the program will be playing, and there will be light refreshments served. Gold coin donation.
This is a reminder to all those who won perpetual trophies at the last State Championships to bring them with them to the competition before the scheduled events so they can be presented. If you are not attending the championships before the scheduled events, you can return the trophies to your band secretary or directly to SABA before this weekend.
Keeping up to date with other bands is easy to do through email and online social networking. Gone are the days of newsletter mail outs, most band members and keen audiences are able to find out all the latest news on concerts, players and events from facebook, e-newsletters and websites.
SABA has an active facebook page that facilitates a dialoge between bands, the associaton, memebers and friends. Over the last few years, facebook has been a vital resource for the National Band Championships and Australian state competitions as a way of communicating en masse on short notice. Many bands also have facebook pages that allow members to post photos of events, publish results and have topical conversations. 4 Bars Rest facebook page is a global discussion about brass banding, music and player requests, competition discussion and instrument sales. Concert Bands of Australia facebook group has facilitated valuable discussion on repertoire between conductors, composers and players. Whether you're an active member or just a 'lurker', It's easy to keep in the loop about common trends and band activities.
e-newsletters are a fantastic tool for communicating directly to an audience and a great way of condensing a band's activities into a short, informative publication. Three local bands that regularly post e-newsletters are K&N, Marion and Tanunda Town Band. Any interested people are welome to sign up online.
Tanunda Town Band - http://tanundatownband.com/?page_id=5
Marion City Band - http://mad.ly/signups/60527/join
K&N Brass - http://www.knband.org.au/news.html
www.brassbanned.com is rapidly becoming an integral part of the Australian Banding Scene and has streamed National and State competitions internationally to interested viewers. It is a great way that family and friends can see the result of all those times that you have said 'sorry, I have band'.
It is becoming eaiser to access information with mobile devices, increasing bandwidth and greater 4G coverage. Troglodytes and technophobes needn't worry because there's always someone close by who can keep them up to date with what is going on.
The SABA website welcomes all band news and information for publication.
SABA encourages anyone to contact the Webmaster with any local band news or events.