Chance to reveal your hidden talents and join the band
BUDDING musicians in the Derwent Valley are being headhunted as the next potential stars of the Derwent Valley Concert Band.
The band, which has been the talk of the Valley this year after winning championships in Europe and Tasmania, will hold a special Concert Band Weekend next month to encourage local musicians of all abilities to play music and get a foot in the door.
Chief conductor Lyall McDermott said the event was for musicians of all ages.
“Of course there are people in the community who have an instrument tucked away that hasn’t seen daylight in a while and the weekend could be the perfect opportunity for you to bring it out, dust it off and come along,” he said.
The two-day event will see two bands formed, one from people with limited music experience and one from more advanced musicians with at least two years’ experience.
“There will be plenty of musical variety, many experienced musicians playing along and there will be some terrific conductors taking the rehearsals throughout the weekend,” Mr McDermott said.
The band returned from a European tour in July where it was crowned European Open champion at a marching show bands event in Germany, as well as taking out its 14th Tasmanian open B-Grade championship earlier this month.
Registrations for the weekend close on Monday and can be made via dvcb.org.
Participants will need to provide their own instruments (except for percussionists) and the weekend costs $10 with a barbecue lunch provided.