The Manawatu Con­cert Band is ready for Feild­ing

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS -

Feild­ing music stal­wart Peter Ellery is di­rect­ing the Manawatu Con­cert Band in a show on Satur­day.

Peter Ellery, a stal­wart of the Feild­ing music scene for more than 30 years, is re­turn­ing to his mu­si­cal roots and bring­ing the Manawatu Con­cert Band with him.

For­merly of Feild­ing Brass, the mu­si­cal di­rec­tor of this award­win­ning out­fit, is mould­ing them into a group with dis­tinc­tive Ellery style.

While sup­port­ing and com­pet­ing for many years at the Feild­ing Brass Fes­ti­val of Bands, the Manawatu Con­cert Band has never held its own Feild­ing con­cert. That’s about to be rec­ti­fied.

‘‘With many band mem­bers be­ing lo­cal such as co-con­duc­tor StephenWild­bore, they are keen to per­formto fam­ily, friends and the wider com­mu­nity,’’ Ellery said.

The Manawatu Con­cert Band presents In the Mood! at the Feild­ing Civic Cen­tre this Satur­day, Au­gust 6 at 7.30pm. The widerang­ing pro­gramme fea­tures big band num­bers from the 1940s in­clud­ing We’ll Meet Again, Lili Mar­lene, and Glenn Miller’s In The Mood.

Add film themes from Star Trek, Chicken Run and Grease, and Feild­ing-based male voice choir The Old Crotch­ets, for an evening of clas­sic music and en­ter­tain­ment.

Tick­ets are avail­able from band mem­bers, Eventfinda, the Feild­ing In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, or cash sales at the door.



Peter Ellery con­ducts the Manawatu Con­cert Band.

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