Manning Valley Concert Band presents ‘Best of’ concert

The Manning Valley Concert Band, directed by Roger Griffiths, and the Manning Valley Youth Concert Band, presents the ‘Best of’ Concert on Sunday, August 27 at 2pm at the Presbyterian Church, Albert Street, Taree.

Bring the whole family and be treated to an afternoon of entertainment that includes selections from the movies, stage musicals, rock, jazz and more.

Concert highlights will include the performance of Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, sung by the band’s talented vocalist, Amanda Lees, and Paul Gallagher performing What a Wonderful World, one of the last hits by jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong.

We are also pleased to be featuring four of our talented young musicians, as they make their conducting debuts on this concert.

Mitchell Brown, Hannah Hartup, Bec Wright and Miguel Guthridge, will each conduct an item during the Youth Band’s part of the concert.

Mitchell, Hannah and Bec are also members of the Hunter Wind Ensemble, a Department of Education representative ensemble.

Miguel is also a member of the Sinfonia Mid North Coast, and is the 2017 recipient of the Sinfonia – James Hannah scholarship.

The Hunter Wind Ensemble will visit Taree in October to perform before they tour Spain and Portugal in January next year.

The Manning Valley Concert Band consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. The members of the band are community musicians from all walks of life. What they all have in common is a love of performing some of the best repertoire written for concert band. New members are always welcome.

Tickets are available for only $5 at the door, or from Bass’n’Blues Music on 6551 5067. All proceeds from this concert will support our three young Hunter Wind Ensemble members with uniform costs for their tour of Spain in January 2018.

We look forward to seeing you at the concert.

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