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Huon Valley Concert Band
December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$15.00
The Huon Valley Concert Band is a non-profit local community group that has two active ensembles; the Concert Band and the Swing Band. Both ensembles perform a number of concerts during the year, often supporting local events. For example, the Concert Band plays each year at the Australia Day festivities in Franklin, plus other performances such as at the recent Remembrance Day service in Kingston and a concert for several local primary schools within the valley each September.
The Swing Band plays each year at the Middleton Fair, plus other engagements such as Taste of the Huon, Huon Regional Care, Cygnet Town Hall and at our gala concerts plus others. The Concert Band has approximately 40 musicians, while the Swing Band has 17. The Concert Band rehearses each Wednesday evening throughout the year at the Huonville Primary School and the Swing Band the first Monday of each month during winter and the first and third Mondays of the month for the rest of the year. Our members range in age from school age to retirees and we are always keen to welcome new players.
Our next combined performance is on Sunday 2 December at 1pm at the Palais Theatre Franklin. Bother ensembles will play for about 45 minutes to an hour with afternoon tea included in the entry fee of $15 for adults and a gold coin donation for under 12’s. It’ll be a fun afternoon with a good selection of different musical styles – from the Swing band’s big band sound of the 1940’s to concert band marches and musical medleys. See you there!