The Bendigo community turned out in force for the two ceremonies that the band played at on ANZAC Day 2019. A very large crowd sat and stood for the service at Huntly starting at 9am. Later in the morning Pall Mall was lined with an excellent crowd for the annual march and it was then standing room only for the 11am service at the RSL.
Well done again to Don for leading the band during the march and a special well done to Cally for keeping us on track for the hymns and national anthems. Also congrats to both Fred (Bendigo) and Luka (Huntly) for excellent renditions of the last post.
(Photo from Kate Emond’s video)
The band did itself proud over the Easter 2019 weekend with some outstanding marching in both the Torchlight Procession (Saturday) and the big Gala Parade (Sunday). This year the band kept the huge crowds entertained with a quick paced version of YMCA. We also made use of our colourful plastic instruments to brighten up our presentation.
Well done to Don for leading us through both processions.
(Photo courtesy of the Bendigo Advertiser)
Come and listen to the Band playing at the Heathcote Pre-School Opening this Saturday, February 9, from 11am to 12pm. The Pre-School is located at 165 High Street Heathcote.
The band will be performing a number of children’s arrangements, so people of all ages should enjoy our repertoire.
Band members please arrive by 10:30am for set-up.
For Australia Day, the band was out in full strength at both the breakfast event at Maiden Gully and then at Lake Weeroona at Midday. Some great Australian music was played. Well done to Cally and Brendan for their excellent new arrangements of some well known Austrlian pop numbers. Oi..!
In preparation for this weekend’s Australia Day festivities, the band will be starting its 2019 rehearsals at the Tom Flood Centre tomorrow (Wednesday) night, from 7.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there and are looking forward to a great year..!!!
Happy new year to all band members, families and our extended network of banding friends. We hope that 2019 will be a wonderful year for you all and we look forward to seeing you at our first engagement this year, which just happens to be Australia Day. More details to follow.