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The weather didn’t look promising when we arrived at Emu Park on Sunday for their markets.  The sun did come out, however, and the playout proceeded apace.

Our location was very central, adjacent to the hamburger stall, so we had a ready supply of onlookers.  Some clapped along, some sang along, and one  little girl even dropped a donation into an inadvertently opened instrument case. And everyone had a good time

I think we’ll probably be back to perform at another Emu Park market in the near future.

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For the final time this year, the band has performed at the Rockhampton Heritage Village Markets. As it was also the last markets before Christmas, the band performed sets of Christmas carols and songs, accompanied by a number of local vocalists.

Although the threat of rain was ever present throughout the day, it held off  just long enough for our performance to conclude.

We have one more engagement remaining for the year at the Emu Park Carols by Candlelight.

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A hot and humid day greeted us at St Pauls Anglican Cathedral, Rockhampton, for the 2010 Police Remembrance Day Service.

As usual, it is impossible to get a full band to the service, which we have attended for many years. This year, a group of our players gathered to participate.  As it is a church service, a number of hymns were played, the National Anthem, and the Requiescant – a piece in the style of the Last Post, written especially for Australian Police Remembrance Day services.

Thank you to those who attended.

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Under blue winter skies, the band performed its annual engagement at the All Saints Fete in North Rockhampton.

The crowd enjoyed a varied selection of music, from the traditional marches to popular items. This was the final engagement with the band for our secretary, Madison, who will be leaving Rockhampton shortly to take up a new job.

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The band will play at the Rockhampton Heritage Village Markets this Sunday March 14th at 9am, 10am and 11am.

For Band Members

We will be playing just inside the main front gate which is opposite the Parkhurst Tavern which is in the street off the highway.

When you enter optionally pay the gold coin donation, turn right and we are playing  on the road at the back of the “wool shed” so it should be very easy to find. There is a big three there too I believe  but I don’t know if it will give us shade.

We are to play at 9, 10 and 11 so arrive by 8:30 to help with final set up please. We are planning on about 25 minutes per session.

Uniform

Dress that was decided was white shirt, no tie, but hat in case of sun.

Playlist

Songs will be selected from these depending on who is there at each session.

  • Brass Band boogie
  • Beer Barrel Polka
  • Boom boom
  • Cross Of Honor The
  • Flintstones
  • Fiesta Della Costa
  • Guantanamera
  • Greenbrier
  • James Bond Theme The
  • In The MOod
  • Lion sleeps Tonight The
  • Kracken
  • Mr Jumms
  • Pink Panther Theme
  • Sing Along Max
  • Side By Side
  • Sweet Gingerbread Man
  • Smoke On The WAter
  • Those Magnificent Men
  • Valero
  • What A Wonderful world
  • Voice Of The Guns The
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Volare
  • Victoria

See you there!



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The evening of Friday November 27 2009 was filled with brass music, as the band performed its annual Brass in the Cathedral concert at St Josephs Cathedral.

An audience of over 100 people were entertained by the band, soloists and an ensemble, with almost $300 being raised for the cathedral renovation appeal.

Soloists Nathaniel Fitzgerald-Hood and Megan Murray performed, as did the Saturday Ensemble, and deputy conductor Ellen Ronalds conducted the band in her first public concert. Unfortunately, this was the last performance with us of Solo Cornet player Paulo de Figueiredo before his move interstate.

The band has one more engagement for the year, at the Emu Park Carols on Sunday December 13th.The band performing at Brass in the Cathedral

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The band has once again taken part in Police Remembrance Day 2009. This year the service was held at the Salvation Army, North Rockhampton. We have participated in this ceremony for over 10 years now, despite it always being held on a weekday morning. Although it is impossible to have the whole band attend, we have always been able to assemble a capable group, and this year was no exception. Some players come straight from work, hence some different uniforms.

The band played a number of hyms prior to and during the service, and also performed the Requiescant, a bugle call reminiscent of the Last Post, but specially written for the event. We believe this is the only Police Remembrance Day ceremony held in Queensland, and possibly Australia, that has a brass band participating. Our performance was well received by all. Thank you to those members able to participate.

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The band has participated for a number of years at the Relay for Life, and this year has been no exception. We performed for almost 90 minutes on the oval of the Central Queensland University to support this cause, held each year by the Cancer Council of Australia. A varied program was performed prior to the official launch of the relay.

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