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After an unfortunately rained-out event earlier in the year, the Campbelltown City Council’s 150th anniversary celebrations were rescheduled for the 17th November in much finer weather.

We’ve always held a close relationship with the Council who have provided great support and encouragement over the years. When the Council was discussing organisations for their 150th anniversary we jumped at the chance to help celebrate the success of both the Council and the community. As one of the very few suburban councils financially in the black , it’s a great reflection on the management, staff and elected members across the years.

The headline act for the day – excluding us of course – were the famous Rogue Traders. It’s not every day we get to open for them! Albeit it was about 6 hours prior to them arriving on stage, but still…

Kicking off the (hot!) afternoon set of 45 minutes, we played a variety of tunes including Thriller, Sway and Life on Mars with many people stopping to listen on their meandering throughout the oval’s various attractions.

Our illustrious musical director Peter Smith showed off his multi-tasking skills – not only by conducting the band whilst playing the euphonium – but also by compering the afternoon’s music!

A highlight of the afternoon was the fun and excitement on a young family’s faces as they danced to our music and recorded snippets of the concert on their phones. Finishing up the afternoon was the classic Beatles number, A Hard Day’s Night.