New Life Members

Congratulations to Graeme Cameron, Brian Evans and Terry Parkin who were awarded life membership of Rockhampton City Brass Band at the annual Christmas dinner in December.

Life Members 2006 (r to l) Terry Parkin, Brian Evans and Graeme Cameron

Life membership of the Rockhampton City Brass Band is awarded in order to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to the band rather than simply the length of their membership.

Graeme has been a member of the band since 1989 making an enormous contribution musically on euphonium and as conductor for nearly six years until 1999. His dedication and selflessness in conducting between resident conductors, assisting with playouts and much of the running of the band has seen the band continue to play on for the community and contests.

Since 1982 Terry has assisted with teaching new members and acting as deputy conductor to the band. “Brass banding, especially with a group such as the City Band is always a pleasure and when we bring musical enjoyment to the community then the pleasure is doubled. To be honoured with life membership within such a group is cream on a delicious cake. I look forward to many more years of banding and socialising with the City Band.”

Brian commenced playing with the Longreach Town Band in 1952, and came to Rockhampton in 1956, initially playing with the Rockhampton Federal Band. He joined the Rockhampton City Band in 1957 and played Soprano Cornet for many years in A, B and C Grades.  He was delighted to receive life membership.

The Rockhampton City Band is the oldest band in the region, and one of the oldest in the country, having it’s origins in 1873. Currently the band is preparing for the Queensland State Brass Band contest in Bundaberg over the Easter weekend. Any budding brass musicians interested in joining contact or

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