Band’s national title

SALE City Band won a national title at the Australian National Band Championship in St Kilda, Melbourne over the Easter weekend.

Competing in the D grade section Sale was required to perform four different styles of music.

This comprised a set piece, Celtic Suite, three other pieces, the own choice Saddleworth Festival, a hymn tune Hanover Hymn, and a march Montreal Citadel.

Bandmaster Hugh Davies explained the band’s performance of all the music, which required many hours of rehearsal and a weekend camp, was played at a high standard on the occasion. Four other bands competed in the D grade, Shepparton, East Gippsland, Croydon and Warraparinga from South Australia.

All bands participated in the marching contest held in front of Luna Park, with all 55 bands from around Australia presenting a great spectacle for the audience.

Sale City Band has a mix ages, ranging 16 years to 85 years with social involvement as well as playing music together.

The band is always looking for members, it offers a learners’ class to teach beginners how to play a brass instrument.

It can supply instruments to learn on at an extremely reasonable price.

The band is also looking for experienced players who may have moved into the district.

Phone Hugh Davies on 0418 519 398 or go to the band’s website www.salecityband.com.au