FREE Combined Concert Band Day

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Lismore City Concert Band is hosting a COMBINED BAND DAY – this exciting opportunity is a chance for being part of something bigger – allowing small (and large!) community bands to get together and play as a large ensemble! Lismore City Concert Band is providing the music and percussion instruments on the day.

Music for ALL – this is a day celebrating being part of community concert bands – we very much welcome entire bands coming along, however if you are an individual playing percussion, woodwind or brass you are welcome to come along too!

WHERE: Lismore Workers Club – Auditorium
WHEN: Sunday 24th September
WHO: Open to Concert bands as a group, as well as individuals.
COST: Best of all – It is FREE!!!!!!!!

The day will consist of meet-and greet, joint rehearsals of all members, performances from individual bands (if you would like your concert band to perform please contact Ben Van Kleef or message below), then a joint concert at the end of the day.

Audience members are welcome for the concert in the afternoon (just a gold coin donation for this). This will probably be from around 1pm on, with an interval – we will update this closer to the event when we have a better idea of numbers.

As the Lismore Workers club has kindly donated the use of the Auditorium we suggest that as a gesture of gratitude that band members purchase their lunch from the Lismore Workers Club.

If you are interested – individually or as a group – and wish to get a copy of the music in advance, or just if you have any questions, then contact our musical director Ben Van Kleef on 0432 575 911 or Contact Us via the link.

Ex-members can join us for the Lantern Parade March!

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WHAT: LCCB is marching in the Lantern Parade following our Reunion.
WHERE: Meeting at the Lismore Skate Park (here), then joining the Lantern Parade and Marching across town
WHEN: 5.30pm meeting Saturday June 25th
WHO: All welcome to join us (inc. ex-members etc who couldn’t make reunion day)
WEARING: All black – so we can wear the costumes over the top.
PLAYING: When the saints go marching by, Down by the riverside, Little light of mine (contact us for music if you need it)

**If you couldn’t make the reunion feel free to still join us for the march, we would love to have you!!

Upcoming Reunion

Lismore City Concert Band has been around for almost 40 years now, and this year we are celebrating with a reunion.

The event will be on Saturday June 25 from 1.30-4pm, upstairs in the NR Conservatorium concert room.

The Lismore City Concert Band has been running since 1979.

All past members, friends associates are very welcome to come. We’ll be having an afternoon catch-up including a play of some old favorites (which you’re welcome to just watch, or join in on), and then following our reunion event the LCCB will be marching in the Lismore Lantern Parade – which again, anyone is welcome to join us for.

We will be meeting at the Lismore Skate Park at 5.30pm for the march.

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Let us know if you’re thinking of coming here or contact us for any questions here.

(More details coming soon!)

Band Enrichment Day (Open to all!)

In some very exciting news Lismore City Concert Band is having a Band Enrichment Day and Charity Concert on Saturday April 2, from 9am-6pm.

The cost is only $18 per participant, and the concert band is providing music scores, tutors, conductors… as well as included morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

The event is being run thanks to a grant provided by the Lismore City Council as well as the venue generously donated by the Northern Rivers Conservatorium.

It will be held during the day at Conservatorium (Crn Keen st and Magellan st, Lismore), but will finish with an afternoon concert at 5pm Southern Cross University, where participants will donate their time to provide entertainment for the Lismore Relay For Life event.

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The invitation is open to players of ALL ages who play concert band instruments: brass, woodwind and percussion. It is an excellent opportunity for players to increase their band skills and endurance, as well as meet fellow musicians from the region. Throughout the day, players will participate in a range of tutti sessions as well as sectionals facilitated by various music tutors.

Participants will need to provide their own transport to the Conservatorium at the start of the day, and to SCU in the afternoon, where they will perform in front of a substantial audience.

As the Relay for Life event is to be held out of doors, should there be wet weather the contingency plan is to hold the performance in the concert room of the Conservatorium.

If you are interested or want some further information please contact us with any questions or to get a schedule of the day and registration form.

The more participants, the better the day will be. This event is a community driven event and we welcome any and all who are interested, so come and join us for what is looking to be a great day!

Lismore South Public School Centenary Performance

DUST OFF YOUR INSTRUMENTS FOR THE LISMORE SOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOL CENTENARY: INVITATION TO PAST MEMBERS OF LISMORE CITY CONCERT BAND

Lismore City Concert Band will be playing at the official opening of Lismore South Public School Centenary on Saturday 3rd October. The Band Director, Mr Ben Van Kleef said “this event fulfils our mission to bring the community together to make music.”

In previous years the Concert Band had a very strong association with the school, when many students and members of their extended families played with the Band.

During the 1970s-90s the band had over 80 players, including many school students, with rehearsals taking place in the Lismore Band Hall behind Oakes Oval in Magellan Street.

Today the band is rebuilding on a small and committed core of players, and has ambitious plans to recreate its past glories. The band welcomes previous players, particularly past students and family members of the Lismore South Public School, to join them playing at these celebrations.

Band Director, Mr Ben Van Kleef, said “it would be a great honour to have past members of the band and school join us for this performance”. If you’d like to take part, please contact Ben on 0432 575 911.

The Lismore City Concert Band rehearses during school term on Monday evenings at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium, 5-6.30pm in the upstairs Concert Room. The final rehearsal in preparation for the Lismore South Public School event is Friday 2nd October 2-4pm.