Ar­mistice Show is a roar­ing suc­cess

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

The Mitchell Shire Con­cert Band Ar­mistice Cen­te­nary 1918-2018 show open­ing night in Sey­mour was a huge suc­cess on Satur­day.

The cast, band and crew had worked tire­lessly for months to put to­gether this spe­cial trib­ute to the sol­diers of World War I and the Ar­mistice.

The show will be per­formed again at the Wal­lan Sec­ondary Col­lege au­di­to­rium on Satur­day at 7.30 pm and the fi­nal per­for­mance will take place on Sun­day at 2.30 pm at the Broad­ford Shire Hall.

Prof­its from these shows go to the RSL and Legacy.

For book­ings, go to www.mitchell­shirecon­cert band.org.au and click the TryBook­ing link, or phone 0420 200 278.

An au­di­ence mem­ber wrote to band pres­i­dent Nigel Div­ito af­ter Satur­day night’s show con­grat­u­lat­ing the band and the as­sis­tants on the ‘‘won­der­ful’’ con­cert.

‘‘I was a lit­tle hes­i­tant about at­tend­ing as my won­der­ful ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther served in Fromelles dur­ing WWI,’’ they said.

‘‘I spent a lot of time with him and grandma and can still re­mem­ber him sit­ting me on his skinny legs and teach­ing me Made­moi­selle from Ar­men­tieres.

‘‘I fi­nally man­aged to sing a lit­tle of the song at the end last night. Thank­fully I took some cloth han­kies.

‘‘The ad­di­tion of the hu­mour helped negate the emo­tion of the mem­o­ries of the wars.

‘‘The ob­vi­ous en­joy­ment and en­thu­si­asm of the cast was in­cred­i­ble and I be­lieve added to the en­joy­ment of the au­di­ence.

‘‘I loved the pic­ture of the war and its im­pact on the sol­diers; some­thing we didn’t learn from the men in my fam­ily, all of whom served in both wars.

‘‘Thank you again and I look for­ward to at­tend­ing many con­certs in the fu­ture.’’

Rave re­views: If you missed Mitchell Shire Con­cert Band Ar­mistice Cen­te­nary 1918-2018 show on the week­end, you can see it in Wal­lan or Broad­ford this week­end.

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