A new Brass Band experience in Orange this Sunday
On Sunday June 16, ease yourself into winter with the warm sounds and versatility of brass music spanning nearly five centuries when the City of Orange Brass Band presents Winterbrass.
The Band is now under the Conductorship of Mr Philip Rees OAM. Phil brings with him a wealth of experience and members of the band are enjoying the new repertoire that they are currently learning. You can learn more about Philip in this issue.
Phil said, “We are aiming to do several concerts a year rather than one very big one. This Winterbrass Concert will celebrate the start of a new season. Brass instruments are traditionally incredibly versatile instruments, they can be played outdoors, and they can be easily transported. So, traditionally they were used for hunting, festive occasions, royalty, warfare, all of those things- the music looks at those different ideas, we are playing a dance form the 1500s and dances from the last 10 or 15 years as well.”
“It’s going to be a very family friendly concert, so children are very welcome to come along. If you’ve ever thought about playing an instrument, this is the concert for you.”
The Intermediate Band conducted by Mrs Megan Hughes will also be presenting several items. The upcoming Winterbrass Concert will be held on Sunday, June 16 at the Orange Regional Conservatorium at 2:30pm, $5 for adults and a gold coin donation for students. Tickets are available at the door or from band members.