Happy new year and welcome back North Shore Wind Symphony! Our first rehearsal is the 29th of Jan, starting a little early so that we can catch up at lawn bowls together afterwards.
Here’s the schedule for our first project of the year, the Australian National Band Championships. We’re competing in the Open A Grade Concert Band section.
Our repertoire for Nationals is:
Hymn – Serenity (Ola Gjeilo)
March – Hands Across the Sea (Soussa)
Own Choice – Symphony No. 3 (James Barnes)
Test Piece – Folk Song Suite No. 3 (Stanhope)
Here’s a spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4EFIqaDC9aGklmkZfJQ0kk…
You’ll notice a few new things in the schedule. To make our performance at Nationals the best it can be, we are including sectionals into our rehearsal every second week. The band will be divided into brass and woodwind, with one group staying in the hall for a large section rehearsal, while the other group splits off into their own small sectionals. We will keep you updated on this each week!
Keep an eye out for messages from section leaders in the coming days. I’m so excited to kick things back off, and to see you all at Barker on the 29th!