Founding conductor awarded Order of Australia Medal

John Allen, who founded the Lismore City Concert Band (then called the Northern Rivers Concert Band) back in 1979 has recently been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia For service to community music, particularly through brass and concert bands, and as a mentor of young musicians“.

Congratulations John Allen, and thank you for your involvement with us from 1979 through to 1996.

The Northern Star has written a press release on John Allen and his various community participations.

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