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On the 31st January 2010 the Campbelltown community celebrated the dedication and renaming of Padulesi Park by Campbelltown Council’s Sister City visitors from Paduli (Italy) and Oyster Bay (New York), and the launch of ‘Campbelltown Made’ by the South Australian Premier Mike Rann.

‘Campbelltown Made’ promotes Council’s unique identity and local produce and will continue to build synergies with local industries. The program incorporates the ‘Flavours of Campbelltown’ Food Trail which highlights the many locally produced food products in Campbelltown.

Campbelltown City Band was there to bring the ‘flavours of the world’ in music to the start of the day. Music played included “Yellow Mountains” from the USA, “The Territorians” and “City of Lights” from Australia, and “Deep Harmony” from the UK. The only thing missing for this particular audience would have been some Italian tunes.

While the author usually plays BB Bass in the back row, I had the opportunity to listen to the band from the audience on this occasion and I am proud of the great sound of the band and the marked improvement that has been made by all players under the careful encouragement and direction of Music Director, Al Kidney.