Members from across the LCCB organisation have the fantastic opportunity to participate in a high-level jazz workshop with some of Australia’s best jazz musicians on the 19th of March. Primarily aimed at benefiting our two jazz bands (Stringybark Jazz and Burns Bay Big Band), all members of the LCCB community are welcome to participate in the workshop which will cover an introduction to jazz, jazz techniques, improvisation and performance. Band members will be tutored by John Morrison, David Braybrook, Bob Coassin and Phil Arnold. This workshop is a follow-up to our recent Band Camp in which all three of our concert bands worked intensively with tutors and conductors on this term’s repertoire.
We are very pleased to be able to announce that Mr Gavin Staines has been appointed Music Director of the Cameraygal Wind Symphony.
Gavin will start rehearsing with the band on the 4th February, 2016.
Gavin’s knowledge, experience and excellent reputation will contribute significantly to the current growth phase of the Cameraygal Wind Symphony and we are looking forward to having him aboard the team.
The Lane Cove Concert Band is relocating to exciting new premises.
From February 2016 we will be rehearsing in our new and much larger band room, the Waterview Community Centre.
The Waterview Community Centre is located underneath Waterview Drive, which is located at what could currently be called 314 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove.
The LCCB has entered two ensembles in the National Ensemble Championships.
Yuki Takahashi (flute), Greta Davis (oboe), Toni Doyle (clarinet) and David Braybrook (clarinet) have entered the Open Quartet section and will be playing two pieces arranged for woodwind quartet by Laszlo Zempleni: Waltz by Edvard Grieg and Hungarian Folksong by Lajos Bardos
Michel Collogan, Visnja Kosanovic, Sue Burnett, Patty Jansen and Yuki Takahashi are entering a flute group in the open Quintet section. They will be playing Concerto No. 3 for Five Flutes, Movements 1 & 2 by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Both groups are playing on Monday 6 April in Hall 3 – Reginald Theatre at the Seymour Centre
The event begins at 8:30 am. Tickets are $15/$10.
At the state ensemble championships help on Saturday Yuki Takahashi Braybrook and Toni Doyle, members of Tamborine Bay Winds and the Cameraygal Wind Symphony, competed in the Open Duet section representing our organisation.
With 2 scratchings from the section, the field was narrowed down to just 2 entries – Our Yuki and Toni and a brass duo from the City of Holroyd Band.
The standard of performance was incredibly high – the best musicians in the state competing for highly regarded placings. To give an idea of what they were up against – the other competitors in their section had both won their individual solo section and were into the “Champion of Champions” section – both incredible brass players in their own right.
The end result was incredibly close and very high – our duo scored an amazing 90 points, just 2 points behind Holroyd – a very well-deserved 2nd place!
Well done Yuki and Toni, we’re VERY proud of you!!
Two members of Tambourine Bay Winds are entering the NSW State ensemble championships this coming Saturday.
Yuki Takahashi Braybrook (flute) and Toni Doyle (clarinet) will be representing TBW and the LCCB in the Open Duet section.
They will perform the 2nd & 3rd movements Larghetto & Rondo of Duet no. 1 from Three Duets (originally composed for clarinet and bassoon).
Wish them luck!
The Cameraygal Wind Symphony came a credible 2nd in the East Coast Band Championships held over the long weekend in Newcastle.
There were some very memorable moments in their performance. We now look forward to hearing the Cameraygal Wind Symphony perform in concert this Sunday, June 15th.
Our Cameraygal Wind Symphony will be competing in the East Coast Band Championships and Festival of the Bands in Newcastle on Sunday June 8th.
Good luck CWS, we look forward to hearing the results of all the hard work that has gone into the preparations for this and your concert on the 15th.
Congratulations to our Tambourine Bay Winds representatives (Christina, Maria, Lachlan, Dave, Yuki, Greta, Toni, Kaori!) in the ensemble contest last Saturday (17th May)
We were awarded 2nd and 3rd places in a very close contest behind a brass quintet from St George Brass Band.
Both of our 2 quartets played at a very high standard against some tough competition with a stand out aspect being the precise tuning and intonation across both quartets, and something that was highly spoken of by the adjudicator Mr. Anthony Timmins.
Well done to all who participated – a lot of hard work went into preparing for this contest, which was a first ensemble competition for most and first competition ever for some.
Tambourine Bay Winds are entering two ensembles in the Sydney Metro Band Branch Ensemble Contest on Saturday 17th May.
The contest is at Georges River Grammar School and commences at 9am.
Good luck guys, we know you will make the organisation proud.