Happy New Year and welcome to an exciting new year for the Double Blues.
UCB is already busy with preparations for the Australian National Band Championships, to be held this year at Easter in Brisbane. Queensland is the only state the band has yet to visit for the Nationals and the band is excited to be competing in Open A Grade for the fourth year, this time under the direction of new Music Director, Dr Stephen Boyle, on Saturday 19th April 2014. The band will also be contesting the Parade of Bands, hoping to defend its Open A Grade Concert title for the fourth year running under Drum Major Jeff Hale. Almost two dozen soloists and several small ensembles will also be competing on Easter Monday.
For more details on the 2014 contest, please visit the ANBC 2014 website
Before Nationals, however, the band will be performing at the Unley-Stirling stage of the Tour Down Under on Friday 24th January at 8:45am on King William Road. This is the third time the band has performed at this high profile event. Come along and cheer on the Double Blues in their first performance for 2014.
The band will also be performing at the City of Unley’s Australia Day celebrations on Sunday 26th January at 11:30am in Unley.
For details on UCB’s 2014 concert and performances calendar, please visit our performance page here