March Update - Marion City Band, Warriparinga Brass

March Update
Type of post: Band news item
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020
So much has changed in the space of a month.
   

It is with great sadness the Marion City Band committee has had to communicate to members and public that our planned KI trip in April is postponed at this time (with circumstances beyond our control), however we are optimistic we will be able to reschedule this at a future date.

The world is currently in high alert, not a situation most of us would have considered we would be in, in 2020.     We are continuing to follow key advise from WHO and Australian Government Departments around minimising the risk of spread of a strain of virus COVID-19.

Social distancing rules and guides have been put in place in Australia, and are being revised daily.  Due to the nature of brass band activities such as rehearsals in confined space and public events gatherings, to minimise risk to our organisation and members, most group band activities are on hold at this time.   So - a big yes to home practice, and an instrument clean will help pass some down time. 

Contact to our organisation or other band members is still only a key tap away, so be in touch with us if you wish to chat.  
 

We are seeing some interesting public online forums to help home practice, and social media type online group activities involving instrument playing.   If you are following some of these, do get involved, and share them along to band organisations, as it is a positive way to keep our music developing and sharing at this time.

EASTER – AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BANDS LIVESTREAM:     BrassBanned is putting on a special broadcast, with Tim announcing a 48 hour live marathon stream, with the last 12 YEARS of Nationals being shown(#Brassbanned).    Marion City Band has attended 10 consecutive years, so I am sure some of our best (and worse) moments will be shown in full technicolour (or even in HD!).    We will share this further on our facebook page so our band enthusiasts can hook in and catch this over the Easter weekend.