Brass band have six recital over summer, plus their brass celebration on March 10-11

BLOWING THEIR OWN TRUMPET: City of Orange Brass Band members at the Brass Celebration in March earlier this year. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0311jkband13
BLOWING THEIR OWN TRUMPET: City of Orange Brass Band members at the Brass Celebration in March earlier this year. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0311jkband13

The City of Orange Brass Band is bringing its big summer of recitals back to Cook Park, including the annual Brass Celebration in March.

The first of the six free recitals begins on Sunday, October 15 at 1.00pm, and is set to showcase the band’s wide palate of music.

The band covers anything from brass band classics from the 1940s through to modern hits like Lady Gaga, to musicals such as The Lion King and Les Miserables

Band publicity officer John Moss said the band’s recitals have been a stalwart of the Orange summer for “well more than 20 years”, with the band existing under one several banners for over 100 years.

“It’s a community based,” Mr Moss said.

“It’s made up of people from the community who may have joined having learnt an instrument or two when they were younger, may have had time off and want to come back to it.”

Mr Moss said in recent years the band had developed a “strong following” in the community helped by the annual celebration, and band members appreciate community support.

This year one of the foremost brass bands in the country, the Melbourne Staff Band, will attend the Brass Celebration.

The celebration will also coincide with a Teddy Bear picnic in Cook Park.

Mr Moss said despite the band having “strong” membership of nearly 30, he encouraged people to come along and join the fun.  

“We always welcome new members,” he said. 

The band practice every Thursday from 7.30pm at the band hall in Endsleigh avenue. 

Mr. Moss said people after more information should contact 0402 155 170 or cityoforangebrassband@gmail.com

City of Orange Brass Band recitals

2017-2018 show program, with all recitals free in Cook Park with a 1.00pm start

  • October 15, 2017
  • November 12, 2017
  • December 10, 2017
  • February 11, 2018
  • April 8, 2018
  • May 6, 2018
  • Brass Celebration, featuring the Salvation Army’s Melbourne Staff Band, 10-11 March 2018