Orange Regional Tour
Before life took a rather drastic turn, on the weekend of the 7th and 8th of March, LCB travelled to Orange, a city only a few hours drive from Sydney. We were warmly welcomed by the City of Orange Brass Band and their Conductor, Mr Phil Rees.
Our first performance on the Saturday was at Orange Regional Conservatorium at a concert titled ‘Rhapsody in Orange‘. Three bands performed at this concert:- our band started off the evening, followed by the City of Orange Brass Band, and then the Orange Regional Conservatorium Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Lastly, despite a struggle to get everyone on the stage, the three groups played two pieces in a massed performance. It was an extremely enjoyable event to be a part of, with the audience and players alike leaving the auditorium abuzz!
The following day we joined the City of Orange Brass Band at one of their regular performances in the beautiful Cook Park (Summer Street Orange). Again, both bands performed a stint separately, followed by a couple of pieces played jointly. What a wonderful weekend it was, with promises all round to repeat it again soon.
First Citizenship Ceremony of 2020
End of Year Band Cruise
We spent a most relaxing day on the Georges River at the end of the year to celebrate another great year of banding and community involvement. Couldn’t think of a better way to spend a few hours with our band friends, including some special guests that we were pleased could join us
Once again we had a lot of fun performing at various functions over the Christmas period. Here’s a visual journey of Christmas for LCB
Back to Balmain, October 2019
Balmain, what a top spot for an outdoor concert. We keep coming back every year because we love it!
Festival of Music Concert, May 2019
March Concert with Brisbane Water Brass, 1st March 2019
Music of the War Years at Club Five Dock, 11th November 2018
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.
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.
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.