2017 Australian National Band Championships – Launceston, Tasmania

By April 27, 2017News

Well, what an exciting and busy few months it has been.

Marion City Band provided entrants in both B Grade and C Grade Brass Bands at the Australian Nationals Competitions held over the Easter weekend in April (14-17th) in Launceston, Tasmania.

With lots of rehearsal time over a period of 3 months , along with a pre-nationals concert held for family and friend prior to leaving, the bands were well prepared for this year’s competition.

The B Grade Marion City Band results were outstanding with a 3rd place from 14 Bands competing in this section.

Results from C Grade Brass Bands were equally outstanding, with Warriparinga Brass, in their debut at this level (moving up from D grade after a successful 2016) achieved a 2nd of 8 entrant at this years National Competitions.

Many players and their families took the opportunity to have an extended holiday after the Nationals and doing some exploring around Tasmania.


Anzac Day 2017

Marion City Band provided support to several services for Anzac Day remembrance, including:

Evening Marion RSL Youth Vigil, with last post by Jayden Doe.
Dawn Service Marion RSL, with last post by Alexandra Bowman
Dawn Service Edwardstown Memorial, with last post by Imogen Behan
Adelaide City Anzac Day Commemorative March


What next?

It is straight back into rehearsals for the Marion players, with several exhibition and entertainment appearances on the gig sheet.

But exciting times – Marion City Band is also starting its own Drum Corp. Refer to the upcoming events or our facebook page for details. This will held on Monday nights 5.30 – 6.30pm, so come along and give it a go….

Marion City Bands AGM will be held on the evening of Wednesday May 3rd 6pm at the Marion City Band Hall.

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