Brass Band set to honour Armistice
The Canning City Brass Band will mark Armistice Day on Sunday with a performance north of the river.
A BAND from Canning will take the public on a musical and visual tour in recognition of significant war veterans and events as part of a Remembrance Day concert.
The Canning City Brass Band and Salvation Army Balga Community Band are collaborating for the first time and will perform Notes
From a War Diary to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Canning band member Matt Barker said the concert would pay tribute to those who sacrificed themselves to serve their country and those who were in active service today.
Balga band member Ray Fischer, whose father Gordon served in Papua New Guinea during World War II, said there were more than 60 people involved, including vocal soloist Courtney Weaver. “Notes from a War Diary
is a reference to the musical notes that have come to represent the significant events of war that would warrant a diary entry,” he said.
“Within the performance group we have people who played in army, air force and navy bands, including father-son trombonists Rob and Clinton Palmer, who had seven relatives serve in World War II.”
He said the bands aimed to fill the venue for both concerts with a total of 600 people.
He urged people to wear their medals for the concerts.
Michelle Wilde from Canning City Brass Band and David Scott from Salvation Army Balga Community Band.