Com­mu­nity band in tune for fi­nal event of the year

Alpine Observer - - What's On -

By ALEX CRAIG

THE Mt Beauty and District Com­mu­nity Band is tun­ing up for its End of Year Con­cert, which will be held on Novem­ber 17th in the Mt Beauty Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 8pm.

Mu­si­cal Di­rec­tor Glenn Ra­m­age is hop­ing that the band will be near to full strength for the per­for­mance and says the con­cert will de­liver sev­eral gen­res of mu­sic fea­tur­ing some very spe­cial solo per­for­mances from Jeanette Tey­chenne (trum­pet), Rachel Camp­bell (clar­inet), Ja­son Camp­bell (tuba), Robin Wood (xy­lo­phone) and new to the band this year, Braam DeVil­liers (sax­o­phone).

The fact that a small com­mu­nity can put to­gether a con­cert of this cal­i­bre is a credit to Glenn and the many ded­i­cated band mem­bers, some of whom travel from Bright and fur­ther afield ev­ery Mon­day night through­out the year to at­tend prac­tices.

New to this year’s con­cert, and highly an­tic­i­pated, will be the an­nounce­ment and pre­sen­ta­tion of the in­au­gu­ral David Vigo Youth Mu­sic Schol­ar­ship.

This schol­ar­ship which was the brain­child of a group of ded­i­cated lo­cal res­i­dents was named af­ter the late David Vigo, who was pas­sion­ate about nur­tur­ing the tal­ents of young mu­si­cians.

It was es­tab­lished in 2017 to as­sist school-age stu­dents in the Up­per Kiewa Val­ley to fur­ther their mu­si­cal in­ter­ests.

With gen­er­ous sup­port from the Con­ser­va­to­rium in Al­bury which has of­fered a master­class to all ap­pli­cants, this award is bound to gen­er­ate a great deal of in­ter­est.

Tick­ets are $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for stu­dents and free for un­der 5s.

For more in­for­ma­tion 0429 412 246.

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