Famous big band inspires musos
Young musicians of the Margaret River Concert Band were given an “access-all-areas” pass for the Glenn Miller Orchestra last weekend.
The band travelled on Sunday to watch the orchestra at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre.
MRCB director Tony Barugh said the performance by the Glenn Miller Orchestra was where he wanted to take the band.
“We wanted an outing for our members, mainly so our younger players can experience entertaining live music,” he said.
“And then for ourselves as a band, we don’t want to just play music, we want to create entertainment.”
Caitlin Lucas, who plays flute, and Saffron Sgroi, who plays alto-sax, were given backstage access to meet and greet performers after the show.
Lucas said she found the performance “amazing” and meeting the orchestra was a great experience.
“The opportunity has inspired me in my playing with the Margaret River Concert Band as we seek to recreate the fun and brilliance of the jazz era,” she said.
Sgroi said the passion shown by the entertainers was inspiring.
“I feel very honoured that I am able to play and perform with experienced musicians in the Margaret River Concert Band,” she said.
“I will join other bands, and maybe go into teaching and performing with friends.”
The Margaret River Concert Band travelled to Bunbury last weekend to watch the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
The band met the Glenn Miller Orchestra at BREC.