… whatever ‘normal’ is for Northern Rivers NSW as we grapple with recovering from this year’s monster flood!
After a short stint at St Peter’s in Goonellabah (THANKyou to the Anglican Church there), we’re so very pleased to announce that we’re now back rehearsing in the performance space within Southern Cross Uni’s MUSIC DEPARTMENT [also known as ‘D’ Block].
Rehearsal times are still 6.15pm setup, so aim to be there for 6pm.
Stands & charts are provided if you don’t have your own.
QR sign-ins no longer apply; masking is optional.
Please contact our Band Leader/Musical Director, Ben van Kleef, if you have any queries re: instruments, or our Secretary, Letitia, if you have any special needs or concerns:
Post-lockdown restart of rehearsals means that we have to stick to the ‘Double-Vaxxed only’ rule from 18th Oct 2021 until 1st December 2021, after which no such restrictions will apply … What this is all means is that we still need to do QR checkins, sanitise hands, bring our own clean cloth for water emissions ... but ADDITIONALLY, the Uni wants to know how many of us to expect after-hours, so please text our dear band leader, Ben, on 0432 575 911, or email oursecretary, Letitia, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to let either of them know of your intention to arrive [so that they may in turn advise SCU of total numbers]. Thanks in advance for your understanding & cooperation, as we are obliged to follow the conditions outlined by our host, Southern Cross Uni, as well as current State regulations, + we want everyone to be well. … EITHER WAY! Get practising, ‘coz soon you can be making sweet harmonies with us regardless of your current vax-status or other health concerns. Can’t stop the music! 🙂
Please be advised that, amidst current uncertainty re: spread of the SARS-2 virus, Southern Cross Uni has tightened its policy re: gatherings on-campus, leaving us to make the hard decision to cancel tonight’s rehearsal … ~ … SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR SUCH SHORT NOTICE.
Please stay tuned for ongoing advice re: next week’s Band Practice as we continue to be guided by SCU policy, but don’t let that stop you from PRACTISING! 😉
How excited we are to not just be playing music again, & not just gigging, but playing withso many other musicians at Resonator Music‘s upcoming World MAKE MUSIC DAY celebrations outside its store @ Boeing Avenue [near the airport].
Image: Get ready for BATTLE OF THE BANDS!!! … Musical Directors/Conductors, Ben van Kleef [Lismore City Concert Band] & Laurie Green [Ballina Shire Concert Band] take a fighting stance 😉
LOCATION! : 26 Boeing Avenue, Ballina [outside RESONATOR MUSIC]
10am << Opening Act = TWEED COAST BAND
11.15am << Supporting Act
12.30pm << Battle of the Bands = BALLINA SHIRE CONCERT BAND v’s LISMORE CITY CONCERT BAND
But we’ve evolved from pizza in the corridor at the Con to dinner in the Conference Room at the Sherwood!
LOCATION! : Conference Room @ The Sherwood Hotel [75 Molesworth St, Lismore]
START TIME: 7.30pm [i.e. after Band practice finishes at 7pm, head over to the Sherwood]
DINNER: Check out the Hotel’s menu to see if it caters to your dietary needs; it’s possible to PRE-ORDER your meal so that it’s ready soon after you arrive [We’re all usually pretty hungry after Band!]