In 1996 the Caloundra City Council invited interested members of the public to re-form the Landsborough Shire Orchestra. Ken Chadwick and some friends got together and decided to form a group, the object of which would be to bring both entertainment and a means of fund-raising to various charities and not for profit groups on the Sunshine Coast.
Little did the group realise that 20 years later the band, originally the Caloundra City Concert Band, and over recent years as the Sunshine Coast Concert Band, would have become a Coast icon and would have raised in the vicinity of $500,000 for those groups.
A wonderfully diverse group, the band has been both a launching platform for musicians leaving school and a “last chance” for musicians reaching the end of their playing careers. It has featured singers, dancers and instrumentalists with international accreditation.
To celebrate the band are planning a 20th Anniversary concert. The band’s usual array of music will be complimented by guests from past and present, including the wonderful Tap Katz and the Merryatrics. Fiona Simpson, Patron of the band and always an entertaining guest will feature as will singers Alan Winter, Tanya McFadyen, David Stygall and TJ – Elvis. Something for everyone.
In recognition of the band’s achievements, "Caloundra Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank" has agreed to sponsor the concert. As a result the cost has been reduced to just $10, including afternoon tea. At this price the tickets will sell out quickly so book immediately.
WHAT: Anniversary concert for Sunshine Coast Concert Band. An entertaining afternoon of musical variety.
WHEN: Saturday 20th August, 2pm
WHERE: Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima St, Buddina
COST: Reduced to $10 including afternoon tea thanks to Bendigo Bank sponsorship
BOOKINGS: Because of the reduced cost, booking is highly recommended.
Phone Val, 5443 9547 or book online at the band’s website, www.sccb.org.au
INFORMATION: For further information contact Alan Winter 5477 1037
Saturday 20 August
Kawana Community Hall
Kawana Community Hall Nanyima st Buddina, Buddina
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