Band swings into ac­tion af­ter grant

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

A BAND from Vic­to­ria Park is march­ing to the beat of its own drum thanks to a re­cent grant.

South­ern Dis­tricts Bands re­ceived the Bankwest grant, which has been used by the group’s Swing Shift Big Band that plays ev­ery third Sunday of the month at Vic­to­ria Park Carlisle Bowl­ing Club.

They will be back in ac­tion this Sunday from about 2pm as part of cel­e­bra­tions for the bowls club’s open day, where mem­bers and vis­i­tors can cel­e­brate the start of the com­ing sum­mer sea­son.

Band pres­i­dent Jessie Smoor said the grant en­abled the Swing Shift Big Band to buy new mu­sic and

sup­port a lo­cal artist who had writ­ten ar­range­ments for the group.

“The new song, which we com­mis­sioned, is ti­tled It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock and

Roll) and will be part of the band’s reg­u­lar per­for­mance sched­ule with Jamie from Slim Jim and the Phatts,” she said.

Pic­ture: Mark Ro­ton­della

Singer Liz Cas­sidy in front of the South­ern Dis­tricts Swing Shift Big Band mem­bers.

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