Community band in tune for final event of the year
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.