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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…
May 25, 2021

Mitcham Band Festival 2021

The pandemic grinds on and event organisers must always consider that a sudden lock down could throw all their carefully laid plans into disarray. The folks at Mitcham are cautious optimists, however, and, fingers crossed, decided to go ahead this year with a mini-festival over…
March 31, 2021

Fringe 2021 – Best of British

“And the best of British luck!” was probably what most of us were thinking when our eternally optimistic MD Peter Smith produced his programme for the 2021 Fringe. Planning a concert in the middle of a global pandemic with all the problems of social distancing,…
February 5, 2021

Welcome to 2021 & Australia Day

Welcome to 2021, a year we all hope will be a considerable improvement on its predecessor. We are incurable optimists in Campbelltown band and plans for an action-filled year are well in hand. Our first outing for the year was the Campbelltown Citizenship ceremony. Covid…
March 15, 2020

Fringe 2020 – Flying High

What a star studded performance our 2020 Fringe concert turned out to be. Not only did it feature one of Australia’s (via New Zealand) best cornet players, Kevin Joughin, but Hugh Jackman (channelled by M.D. Peter Smith) led us to the revolutionary barricades of the…