News & Events

A busy time of year

We are moving into a rather busy period with first our Christmas Concert on the first of December at Leichhardt Town Hall at 2:00 pm. This is always a lot of fun and a good way of kicking off the Christmas period. A combined school band will be there. They will perform some numbers on their own, as will LCB, and we will also join them for a massed playing of some Christmas carols. Afternoon tea will of course be served, and as usual, we’ll have a number of great hampers to be won by some lucky people.

Once again we will also take part in the Engadine Carols in Cooper Park, Engadine on the 13th of December, and we’ll finish the year in style with the Rotary Carols at North Ryde Common on 15th December. Hoping to see you at one or even all of these events!

Congratulations in order

All members of the Leichhardt Celebrity Brass Family wish the very best of congratulations to Kevin and Wei Hua Chan on the recent birth of their first child, Zachariah!

A Festival of Music: Concert

Our recent concert, A Festival of Music was on Sunday 5th May 2019. Here’s a few photos taken on the day.

 

March Concert with Brisbane Water Brass, 1st March 2019

Rae and the band

Brisbane Water Band in concert

Music of the War Years at Club Five Dock, 11th November 2018

Full Band

The band with Mr Dallas Watts

We had a blast performing this concert once again, especially on November the 11th. We hope all those who attended had as much fun watching as we did performing! And thanks to Dallas Watts for his collaboration with this concert, and sharing his beautiful baritone voice with us.

Andrews Sisters

We even resurrected the Andrews Sisters for the occasion!

Remembrance Day 2018

Remembrance Day 2018

Leichhardt Celebrity Brass were once more in attendance this year at the Loyalty Square Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service, commemorating 100 years since the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I hostilities. As always, it was an auspicious occasion with a large crowd in attendance.

Music of the War Years

Our first Music of the War Years concert was held on Sunday the 4th of November at Petersham RSL. It was a great success, with great wartime tunes, visuals, singalongs, a brilliant guest vocalist in Dallas Watts, as well as a surprise visit from the “Andrews Sisters”!

Mr Dallas Watts (baritone vocalist)

For our Armistice Centenary concerts this year we were delights to welcome Dallas Watts as a guest vocalist. Dallas performed the haunting Jerusalem, the hymn used to give hope to the soldiers fighting on the Western Front in World War I. He also performed the beautiful Requiem for a Soldier, the theme song from the television series Band of Brothers, and arranged for our band by Dennis Williams (Solo Horn). Apart from his solo performances, Dallas did a superb job in leading the many sing-along medleys.

Mr Dallas Watts with director of music Rae Forrester

Citizenship Ceremonies

We are now very busy performing at Citizenship Ceremonies at three different venues! Once a month we welcome new Australian citizens either at Leichhardt Town Hall, Ashfield Town Hall, or Petersham Town Hall.