The Lismore City Concert Band members attended a workshop day this year.
The Lismore City Concert Band members attended a workshop day this year. Contributed

Share stories of Lismore concert band at June reunion show

IF YOU'VE ever been a member of the Lismore City Concert Band come along and celebrate the band's history at a reunion event in June.

The concert band has been an integral part of Lismore's arts community, both in training aspiring musicians and supporting community activities since 1979.

With eighty plus members at its peak and more than thirty years of history there is a large ensemble of people who have been involved throughout the years, and this year the band members have decided to celebrate this considerable history by hosting a reunion.

On June 25 1.30-4pm Lismore City Concert Band will be meeting upstairs at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium to remember the good times, funny times, past musical repertoire (over 900 scores), eisteddfod triumphs and amusements, music camps and excursions, copious performances, and general history of the band.

The Lismore City Concert Band at the 2015 Lismore Show.
The Lismore City Concert Band at the 2015 Lismore Show. Contributed

Some past band directors, including the founding director John Allen, have been invited to conduct the current group in some old favourites (with any and all past members welcome to sit in). There will also be a display of photos, trophies and written memories to explore.

After the reunion event the Lismore City Concert Band is donning their costumes and marching in the lantern parade, with all past members welcome to join in.

Lismore City Concert Band meets on Monday evenings in the concert room at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium, from 4.45pm for a beginner enrichment session, or 6-7.30pm for regular rehearsal.

New members of all ages are always welcome, and there is even a large collection of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments for hire including two new French horns and a new baritone saxophone.

For more information on the reunion or general enquiries visit the LCCB website, join the Facebook group (Lismore City Concert Band), or contact band director Ben van Kleef on 0432 575 911.



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