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UCB busy in the community this November!

Unley Concert Band has been busy in the community this month so far.

Photo credit: Paula McManus Photography 2013

Photo credit: Paula McManus Photography 2013

On Saturday 9th November, UCB once again, put on a great show at the Credit Union Christmas Pageant. The band was appreciated by the large crowd as it marched through the streets of Adelaide, on an year unprecedented in the band’s Credit Union pageant history – it was neither hot nor raining (although being the item directly behind the camels proved to be somewhat of a challenge!)

Credit Union Christmas Pageant 2013

Thank yous particularly go to guest player Naomi Anderson for marching with the band in the drum corps and a warm welcome to our Musical Director who marched with the band for the first time in our trombone section.

Stephen Boyle - CU Christmas Pageant

Unley Concert Band performed twice on Sunday 17th November. In the morning, the band participated in the Glenelg Christmas Pageant “Santa at the Bay” to a large enthusiastic crowd on a warm and sunny day at the bay. The band has become a regular performer in this annual pageant and is always well received by the crowd.

UCB Trumpet Section gear up for Glenelg Pageant

UCB Trumpet Section gear up for the Glenelg Christmas Pageant 2013

UCB then travelled to the city to perform just over an hour of entertainment music at the Government House Open Day under a large tree in the extensive grounds.

Government House Open Day

The band, led by musical director Stephen Boyle, performed music by Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington and ABBA as well as some rousing marches and popular Christmas tunes for the audience of Open Day visitors and band supporters, including, at one moment, the Governor of SA, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR.

Government House Open Day 2

Next weekend, the band will march in the Norwood Pageant on Saturday 23rd November at 10am, and again, the following weekend, with appearances at the Blackwood Pageant on Friday 6th December at 6pm and the pageant double header Mt Barker (11am) and Mannum pageant (6pm) on Saturday 7th December!

Come along and cheer on the Double Blues as we celebrate the Christmas season!