Brass Band set to hon­our Armistice

Canning Times - - NEWS -

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.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d488004

Michelle Wilde from Can­ning City Brass Band and David Scott from Sal­va­tion Army Balga Com­mu­nity Band.

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