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STOP PRESS!!   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 our secretary, Letitia, at secretary.lismore.concertband@gmail.com, 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.  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!  🙂

 

Lismore City Concert Band always welcomes new players …

Being part of a band is fantastic for enhancing not only musical skills but also your capacity to work as part of a team & widens your sense of personal community. And it’s a lot of fun!

Can you play an instrument?  Read music?  Perhaps you used to play an instrument at school, or have always wanted to play in a band & have been waiting for an opportunity to come along?

There is no need for an audition.  The level of pieces played ranges from Grade 1 to 4 [AMEB].  Tunes are tailored to suit most abilities but even if a bit daunting at first – don’t worry – just play what you’re capable of & you’ll soon get the hang of it.  You WILL need some level of ability to read written music notation ~ your reading ability will skyrocket as you continue to play with us.

ALSO!  We have a number of INSTRUMENTS available for loan to band members. Talk to us.

Which instrumental sound tickles your fancy?  Below are the core instruments that belong within the

‘Concert Band’ format – i.e. Brass/Woodwind/Percussion [sorry, no guitars, accordians, etc] –

  • Flutes
  • Oboes
  • Clarinets
  • French Horns
  • Saxophones
  • Flugelhorns
  • Trumpets/Cornets
  • Euphoniums
  • Baritones
  • Trombones
  • Tuba
  • PERCUSSION!!  [A critical section of the band! Depending on the tune, instruments involved include glockenspiel, drumkit, maraccas, etc … quiet or loud;  & possibly all of those within the one song!!]

Check out this article on Wikipedia if you’d like to know more about this particular kind of music ensemble.

 

If this sounds like the band for you, why not join our weekly rehearsals & experience it for yourself?  Many successful musicians started out playing with a concert band ~ it’s an excellent way to learn how to play within a large ensemble [listening skills] + how to negotiate changes in key & time signatures within a piece of music + how to appreciate that very important aspect of music, dynamics.

Rehearsals are held during school term on Monday evenings [within NSW School terms] in the performance space within D-block [Music Department] of Southern Cross University’s LISMORE Campus.  Come along to observe a rehearsal in action to see just how friendly we are & to help decide whether you’d like to join! 🙂

 

MONDAY Rehearsal times:  5.45*-7.30pm  [during NSW school terms]   *5.45pm for 6pm start

 

FEE$:    Usually!  …   $50* per school term  [that’s around $5 per session!] … but we may need to adjust payment types to weekly for the rest of 2021 due to the occasional lockdown surprise!

 

LOCATION:  Click this link for map of the Uni campus in East Lismore

We will be rehearsing within the PERFORMANCE SPACE of D-Block, which is the Music & Media building near Gnibi Indigenous Studies centre & the Visual Art/Design building …. There are public carparks at Kellas Street, Rifle Range Road & Military Road, East Lismore.  It is possible to drop off heavy equipment at the rear of D-block via the Kellas St/Rifle Range Road entrances to the campus.

 

* Special FAMILY DISCOUNT RATES  are available ~ Additional siblings (i.e. dependent children) are charged significantly lower fees if another family member has joined, i.e. ….
1st family member (child or adult) $50 per term
2nd dependent sibling:  $30 per term
Each additional dependent sibling:  $20 per term