Big band set to play at Bay's 150 year celebrations
THEY are the players who add a big band prestige to any community event.
Musicians - brass, drums and pipe performers - who blow and bang and march, and entertain the masses.
Hervey Bay Historical Museum president John Andersen said the big bands had been part of the Fraser Coast since its humble beginnings.
"Years ago, the residents entertained themselves in many different ways from today," Mr Andersen said.
"One very popular pastime was to belong to a musical band."
Speaking ahead of the Hervey Bay 150th celebrations on September 29, Mr Andersen said no celebration had been complete without at least one marching band across the years.
And although the glory days of the big bands have passed, he said Hervey Bay was fortunate it still had an RSL sponsored pipe band.
"The 'Scotties' will be on show at the 150th celebrations at the Hervey Bay Historical Village and Museum when they will participate in the ceremony of the burying of the time capsule on the day."