Calendar

2018 EVENTS …

F e b r u a r y

MONDAY  5th Feb  ~  TERM 1:  2018 REHEARSALS Commence!

  • 5pm-7pm .. UPstairs @ the CON  [in the Concert Room]
  • Continues on most Mondays until 9th April, then breaks for NSW school hols
  • Can’t make all of that time slot but can come to HALF of it? No probs … several members come to either the 1st or 2nd half — don’t let yourself miss out for that reason.

WEDNESDAY  28th Feb  ~  SCU ‘O-Week’ INFO STALL

  • 12pm-2pm
  • Southern Cross University [Lismore Campus, plaza]

A p r i l

MONDAY  23rd April  ~  Extra special REHEARSAL

  • 4pm-7pm … UPstairs @ the CON  [in the Concert Room] – OK to turn up 5pm
  • In preparation for our ANZAC Day gigs, we’ll be holding a special extra rehearsal during the school hols in our usual rehearsal space … Come for the earlier time if you can, otherwise we’ll see you when you can get there.

WEDNESDAY  25th April  ~  ANZAC Day PERFORMANCES

  • 9am for 9.30 performance @ ANZAC CENOTAPH [outside Memorial Baths pool] – we will play 3-4 songs at different times throughout the event .. Please dress warmly in your black & white clothes [collars preferred for ties].
  • 11am for 11.30am performance @ LISMORE WORKERS’ CLUB Auditorium [Keen St] – we will play two sets: 11.30am-12.15pm followed by 12.45am-1.30pm – same uniform as earlier – tell your friends – this is a very special opportunity to show the community our dedication & skill.

MONDAY  30th April  ~  TERM 2:  2018 REHEARSALS Continue …

  • 5pm-7pm … UPstairs @ the CON  [in the Concert Room]
  • Continues on most Mondays – we only ever break for public holidays & for NSW school hols
  • Can’t make all of that time slot but can come to HALF of it? No probs … several members come to either the 1st or 2nd half — don’t let yourself miss out for that reason.

M a y

MONDAY 7th May ~  AGM / PIZZA NIGHT!

  • 7.15pm  [straight after our usual Monday night rehearsal]
  • Northern Rivers Conservatorium [upstairs]
  • PIZZA will be provided 🙂
  • We will keep the formalities (such as presentation of our 2017 Annual Report*) to a minimum so that no-one is bored! 😉  All existing Committee positions will then be declared VACANT  & then those positions will re-elected, hopefully with some fresh energy.  New members very welcome! 🙂
  • * the ANNUAL REPORT will outline our ACHIEVEMENTS from the past year & our PLANS/GOALS/DREAMS for the coming year.

Winter sometime!  ~  BUNNINGS SAUSAGE SIZZLE

  • FUNDRAISING  $-)
  • Bunnings carpark, 28 Bruxner Hwy, South Lismore

J u n e

SATURDAY 23rd June ~  LISMORE LANTERN PARADE

  • Appearing in our ‘street band’ form
  • Time?    by 5pm latest
  • Where?   Meet up near Heritage Park or come earlier to an open rehearsal session at the Con (non-band members extremely welcome)

September

SUNDAY 30th Sept  ~  COMBINED BANDS DAY/BBQ

  • A fun annual get-together with our neighbours/regional playmates, the Ballina Shire Concert Band … THIS year at their very own band hall!  🙂
  • from 10am (or help set-up 9.45am) @ 26 Swift Street, Ballina
  • Both bands will play a full set with the other band as audience; there will be a BBQ* (sausage sizzle) provided for lunch, followed by a final combined rehearsal/performance# by both bands, when we’ll learn some of each others’ tunes & play them together
  • * Players with special dietary needs (e.g. vego/gluten-free/etc) might wish to bring their own lunch (or ingredients for BBQ)
  • # This afternoon’s play-through will not be an official performance as such, but friends & family + interested members of the public are welcome to attend (especially if you’re considering joining either band).
  • More info about the Ballina Shire Concert Band can be found on their website:  http://www.ballinashireconcertband.com/

O c t o b e r

SATURDAY 20th Oct ~  ‘LISMORE SHOW’ PERFORMANCE

  • Officially known as the North Coast National ~ a typical annual country agricultural show
  • Time?    2.40pm-3.40pm (be inside ready from 2.15pm if possible, & don’t forget that you’ll need time to find a park outside & walk from there into the showgrounds)
  • Where?   Main stage at the show (or INSIDE the PAVILLION if raining!)
  • What to wear?  Black pants + white shirt with collar (ties will be provided)

N o v e m b e r

THURSDAY 15th Nov  ~  LAST Committee MEETING for 2018!

  • 5.30pm-6.30pm upstairs at the Con <– LAST meeting for 2018 [before Ben plays at The Golan Hotel that evening as part of his band Standard Deviation & then trots off to Uganda to show ‘street kids’ how to play brass ]

SATURDAY 17th Nov  ~  Special Event ~ WELCOME to the AACB

  • 1.30-3.30pm on the paved/grass area under the trees outside the Con [i.e. between the Con & the Quad, next to our carpark] … OR inside [upstairs] @ the Con if it’s raining
  • Sydney-based Australian AirForce Cadets’ Band [aged 13-18] will be visiting Lismore for a separate event, but are taking the opportunity to play with us in a friendly combined-band ~ playing our tunes & theirs ~ let’s hope the weather is pleasantly cloudy & dry 😛  …. Passers-by & Quad-dwellers won’t be able to helps themselves but stop & listen & watch:  Viva la MUSIC!

MONDAY 19th Nov  ~  Last 2018 rehearsal with Ben vK as Conductor

  • 5pm-7pm upstairs at The Con
  • Last regular LCCB rehearsal for Musical Director, Ben van Kleef, before he heads off to UGANDA to teach ‘street kids’ there how to blow their own horns!  He’s had all of his shots; we can’t wait to hear his stories & see photos/videos of the trip ~ what a fantastic opportunity for both Ben and Uganda. Go Ben!!
  • But don’t worry:  He’ll be back for our 2019 ConBand year 🙂
  • AND regular rehearsals will continue for the remainder of Term4 with an alternative conductor filling-in for Ben.

D e c e m b e r

MONDAY 17th Dec  ~  End-of-year CHRISTMAS CONCERT

  • 5pm for 5.30pm performance
  • Where?   Outside in the Quad if the weather’s friendly, otherwise you’ll find us inside upstairs at the Con in our usual rehearsal space, but PERFORMING!  😉
  • NOTE: SOMEone (Laurie Green?) will be directing/conducting the band for the last 4weeks of term (& at the final concert) because Ben Van Kleef will be away teaching kids how to read music & play brass in Uganda!  :-]  Monday 19th November should be Ben’s last LCCB conducting day for the year, but you can catch him blowing his own horn at the Gollan Hotel in Lismore on 15th November (with his jazz trio Standard Deviation).

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2019 EVENTS …

F e b r u a r y

MONDAY  4th Feb  ~  TERM 1:  2019 REHEARSALS Commence!

  • 5pm-7pm .. UPstairs @ the CON  [in the Concert Room]
  • Continues on most Mondays until ??????, then breaks for NSW school hols
  • Can’t make all of that time slot but can come to half of it?  No probs! –> Several members come to either the 1st or 2nd half — don’t let yourself miss out for that reason.

WEDNESDAY  ?? Feb  ~  SCU ‘O-Week’ INFO STALL

  • 12pm-2pm
  • Southern Cross University [Lismore Campus, plaza]

 

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