Tu­ra­ton joins band to mark an­niver­sary

The Tatura Guardian - - News - — Jef­frey Baker

On Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21, Tu­ra­ton Mu­sic Com­pany joined with the Shep­par­ton Brass and Wind Band at East­bank in a con­cert com­mem­o­rat­ing 100 years since the end of World War I.

The con­cert ti­tled The Cen­te­nary of Armistice was con­ducted by Lach­lan Gal­lacher and Tu­ra­ton mu­sic di­rec­tor Shirley Fer­gu­son li­aised with him for the items they per­formed to­gether.

In the first half of the pro­gram, the band per­formed var­i­ous num­bers dis­play­ing their range of abil­i­ties and fea­tur­ing dif­fer­ent sec­tions.

Bill Scott did many ar­range­ments in­clud­ing one for Bu­gle Call Rag, which fea­tured the four trum­pet play­ers, and the fi­nal num­ber be­fore in­ter­val Africa high­lighted the per­cus­sion­ists and com­pli­cated rhythms.

Af­ter in­ter­val, Tu­ra­ton joined the band and sang In Flan­ders Field fol­lowed by a med­ley of Anzac songs be­gin­ning with It’s a Long Way to Tip­per­ary and fin­ish­ing with Let Me Call You Sweet­heart.

Shirley Fer­gu­son has lately shown her tal­ent for writ­ing and com­pos­ing and the next item was Re­mem­brance Day writ­ten by Shirley and ar­ranged for the band by Bill Scott.

The con­cert con­cluded with Keep the Home Fires Burn­ing and a beau­ti­ful ar­range­ment of Abide With Me, leav­ing the au­di­ence im­pressed with the skill of our lo­cal tal­ented mu­si­cians and singers.

You will have an­other op­por­tu­nity to en­joy such tal­ent when they once again come to­gether for Christ­mas Carols at Tatura and then in the Queens Gar­dens, Shep­par­ton the Sun­day evening be­fore Christ­mas.

Out and about: Agri­cul­ture and Water Re­sources Min­is­ter David Lit­tleproud.

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