The 3rd exhibition of paintings by 16 friends
With beautiful music by Matthew Ventura & Friends – Opening Saturday 31 March 2012 at 3pm
Cooma District Band was re-formed in about 1983.
The aim of the band is to provide opportunity for ensemble playing for “concert band” players, ampoule that is brass, no rx wind and percussion and to provide entertainment and a presence for civic events. The band plays a variety of music from marches to jazz, musicals to classical.
The band’s regular performances include the Rotary Markets, Anzac Day, Oktoberfest, and Carols in the Park (Multifunction Centre). The band also plays in local churches, and for civic functions such as opening of the Adaminaby Snowy Scheme Museum, the Multicultural Festival, Motorfest, etc. As an example, on one weekend this year the band played Snowy and 50’s themed music, fanfares, National anthem, etc at the opening of the Adaminaby Snowy Scheme Museum, followed by four hours of Oktoberfest, and then the Rotary Markets on the Sunday.
The band, with help from SMAC members and other locals organised one of the best attended local music events, with local brass and wind players and singers in the first half, and “The Glass Soldier” presented by a guest conductor and members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, narrator, singer and dancers in the second half, attended by about 270 audience members.
The band has and will perform items composed for and about the local area and local issues. For example, the three pieces of Ralf Hultgren, “High Country”, “Gateway to the Alps”, Eden’s Coast and Sea”, and the unpublished one, “Kiah Lake”, as well as other itemscomposed or arranged for local performance. The band would be particularly interested to playsome of these pieces at a local performance.
The band is always on the lookout for new members, from beginners to concert standardmusicians.
The band practices each Thursday evening 6.45 pm to 9.00 pm at the band room, Cooma Railway Station and any instrumentalist is welcome.
The band has very considerable resource of instruments, equipment and sheet music.
All band members, committee members and musical director are volunteers, indeed bandmembers pay a membership fee of $25.00 per year.
Contact Chris Wall: 6452 1488 (work) 6452 1618 (home)