Unley is busy once again preparing to head to Launceston in beautiful Tasmania at Easter for the Australian National Band Championships 2017. We will be attempting to defend our 2016 ‘A Grade Concert Band’ title on Saturday 15 April so hope to see all our supporters either in the venue in person or watching via the live stream! For specific details regarding timings, please refer to the Nationals website. The band will be heading off next weekend to our annual band camp, this year at Woodhouse to begin polishing up our Nationals program. It is always a great weekend both for fine tuning our performance and for some social bonding amongst our large group.
We will be having a Pre-Nationals concert with Kensington and Norwood Brass at 2pm on Saturday 1 April, which will also feature special guests Payneham City Concert Band. The concert will feature each band’s Nationals program which will consist of the test selection for 2017 (Harrison’s Dream – Peter Graham for A Grade Brass, and Of Sailors and Whales – W Francis McBeth for A Grade Concert) and each band’s Own Choice, Hymn and March selections. Please stay tuned for more details regarding this great concert, coming soon!
The marching band component of UCB will also be featuring at the SANFL season opener for Sturt Football Club at Unley Oval on Sunday 9 April at 1:45pm. We are most happy to be forging links with our local SANFL club and proudly displaying our double blues!
For details on all our upcoming performances, please refer to our Performances page. Hope to see you at some of our exciting performances this year!