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Campbelltown City Band under the Musical Director of Brent Parry combined for a concert with The Payneham City Concert Band in the Payneham Youth Centre, Turner Street, Felixstow on Sunday 18th September. Brent Parry, MD of Payneham Concert Band is currently the acting Musical Director of Campbelltown City Band while the bands regular MD Al Kidney has time off to attend a university course.

Campbelltown City Band commenced the afternoon’s concert, with the march ‘Slaidburn’. The band then quickly followed with the well-known and audience favourite ‘The Floral Dance’. Khachaturian’s ‘Sabre Dance’ arranged by Derek Broadbent no doubt had the audience listening to a well known work. Phantom of the Opera’s ‘The Music of the Night’ again, another well-known piece for the band to perform. Campbelltown finished their first bracket, just as they commenced, with a march, this time Arthur Gullidge’s ‘The Viking’.

The Payneham Concert Band commenced with the Souza march ‘Stars and Stripes‘ followed by the popular number ‘Tequila’ and a very impressive ‘Big Band Selection’ which had the audience toe tapping along. A James Kurnow ‘Down Under Medley’ was followed by the ‘Summer of 42’ from the Movie of the same name.

Payneham Concert Band and Campbelltown City Band then combined for Jacob de Hann’s ‘Yellow Mountain‘, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and finally the afternoon concert ended with ‘Where the Black Hawk Soars’, written by Robert W Smith and arranged by Al Kidney.

The mainly older audience, thoroughly enjoyed the collaboration of Brass Band and Concert Band coming together for an entertaining concert.

Not only did the audience enjoy the afternoon but so too did the musicians. This was a great oportunity for both local community bands to work together and to enjoy the fellowship of playing together.

This article courtesy: SA Band Scene