WE DID IT!!!
On Saturday our senior band travelled up to Sydney to participate in the NSW A Grade Concert Band Competition, held at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith.
Canberra City Band was one of three ensembles playing in the event, and was band number 1 on stage. Our repertoire was as follows.
- Hymn – Pacem (A Hymn For Peace), Robert Spittal
- Test Piece – Symphony No. 3 For Band (Mvt 1,2 & 4), Vittorio Giannini
- Own Choice – Twist, Jodie Blackshaw
Lucky for us we drew first as it meant we got to watch the two incredible concert bands after us, North West Wind Ensemble (Castle Hill), and the Sydney Wind Symphony. We congratulate those ensembles on two very fine performances.
It was incredibly close with all bands in fine form, and our adjudicator Nigel Weeks said it was the one of the toughest decisions he had made.
The final scores were as follows –
- Canberra City Band – 238
- North West Wind Ensemble – 237
- Sydney Wind Symphony – 228
On behalf of the organisation, I congratulate all the players involved in the performance, your hard work and dedication produced an incredible performance. One to remember for years to come! On behalf of the organisation and the players, I want to thank our incredible MD, Wyana O’Keeffe, for all her hard work in bringing these wonderful works to life, and her passion and inspiration was paramount to the band’s performance.
Well done to all.
Also some of our members proudly represented us at the NSW State Solo & Ensembles held on the 25th June
Marijke Welvaert – Open Saxophone and Presidents Shield
Open Duet/Trio – Liz Royal, Jordan London and Vince Tee
Open Quartet – Liz Royal, Sarah Pfeiffer, Dave Smith, Nick Husek
Open Ensemble – Andrew Pengilley, Simon Hukin, Farzana Choudrey, Keydan Bruce, Julian Hunt
Well done to all participants, and congratulations on the following placings!!
Open Quartet – 2nd place
Open Ensemble – 1st place
Jen – Vice President