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October 19, 2022

Mitcham Festival 2022

If anyone had doubts about the vibrancy of Adelaide’s music scene a visit to this year’s Mitcham Band Festival would have quickly dispelled them. Brass bands, concert bands, army and navy bands, bands for young and old, professionals and relative beginners – the variety on…
July 20, 2022

Free Community Concert: Adventure

Battles with Orcs, death-defying chariot rides, time travel, lion and wolf wrangling, waterfall surfing on a crucifix, exile in Ancient Egypt and disappearing down rabbit holes – our Spirit of Adventure concert had it all. Perhaps the most intrepid adventurer was MD Peter Smith. We…
April 15, 2022

Joint Concert – Essence of Brass

Floods, homelessness, a seemingly never-ending pandemic, war, refugees - 2022 is turning out to be another “difficult” year – and it’s at times like this that many people “thank God for the Salvos”. Campbelltown Band was honoured to join with the Adelaide Congress Hall Band…
January 14, 2022

TOSA Christmas Concert

Playing in a brass band can involve some interesting experiences but seeing the floor opening up beside you as a Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ rises up from the depths has got to be one of the most unusual. Our final engagement for 2021 was a…
December 18, 2021

Campbelltown Carols

Well, at least we had carols this year, albeit in what we hope will turn out to be a unique format. No parade, no singing, only ticket holders admitted, socially distanced family groups, covid marshals…..but, on the positive side, the children loved the Ticklish Allsorts,…
November 24, 2021

Essence of Brass

What exactly is the essence of brass – apart from the opener to the second half of our 2021 fund raiser concert? Dictionaries don’t help. “The core nature or most important qualities of a person or thing”? Hmmm…. That’s rather vague. Maybe it’s like vanilla…
October 30, 2021

Hahndorf Band Festival 2021

Welcome to Spring in the Hills? At 9.30am it was about 8 degrees with enough of a gentle breeze to blow the music around – but no rain. Be thankful for small mercies we thought as we shivered through our programme. Possibly the enthusiastic reception…