The Maryborough Excelsior City Band will perform at its annual concert on Sunday, August 24.
The Maryborough Excelsior City Band will perform at its annual concert on Sunday, August 24. Nat Bromhead

Ensemble concert will be music to our ears

IT'S TIME to strike up the band and have a good time next weekend as Maryborough's oldest brass band holds its annual concert.

The highly acclaimed Maryborough Excelsior City Band will kick off from 1.30pm at the Excelsior Band Hall, Queens Park on Sunday, August 24.

The band can trace its history back to the 1880s, winning its first competitive championship in 1904.

The ensemble's had many different names since its inception and in 1972 it amalgamated with the City Band to become the Excelsior City Band.

The musicians are proficient in a range of instruments, from cornets to trombones and tubas.

The concert will include music from traditional brass to Russian-style, with a few modern tunes thrown into the mix.

Tickets are just $10 and include afternoon tea. Doors open at 1pm. To add to the day, there will be raffles and lucky door prizes to be won.

The Maryborough Excelsior City Band members also perform at Sunday in the Park on the last Sunday of the month.

They are calling for volunteers to help in the Sunday food stall.

Volunteers need to be able to work under pressure and understand the basics of safe food handling.

The tasks include making burgers, deep-frying chips, handling money and serving customers.

Ideally the band is looking for three to four people to work on a roster.

For more information, phone Brett Davis 0407 172 025.



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