PEOPLE have a preconception that brass bands play military style music, a preconception that could not be further from the truth City of Orange Brass Band member John moss says.
One of the highlights of the Brass Celebration this weekend will be the performance at the Orange Civic Theatre on Saturday night.
Mr Moss said it was a great opportunity for people who have not had much to do with brass bands to get out and experience the calibre of music on offer from the Orange band, the Sydney Youth Band of the Salvation Army, the Parramatta City Brass Band and the Warringah Concert Brass Band.
The bands will march down Summer Street and play in Cook Park over the weekend but Mr Moss said it was the evening performance he was the most excited about.
“The four bands each are going to present a musical program which will not be repeated in the park,” he said.
“Much of which will be composed specifically for concert performance.”
He said the Orange Civic Theatre would provide brilliant acoustics for the bands and the music would come from television shows, films and famous solos.
He said the Orange band would perform a selection of music from James Bond films.
“It’ll be a bloody ripper,” Mr Moss said.
But for Mr Moss the highlight would be a piece performed by Warringah Concert Brass.
“The piece, performed by Warringah Concert Brass flugelhorn player Vaughan Price, is Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo. Those who have seen the movie, Blast off, may also know it as “Orange Juice”.”
Tickets are $20 and the concert starts at 7.30pm.