M’boro musicians help orchestra blow world record
MARYBOROUGH Excelsior City Band members were among more than 7200 musicians who packed the hallowed turf of Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on July 13 to crack the record for the World's Biggest Orchestra.
Under the guidance of James Morrison the orchestra smashed the previous record by more than 700.
Chronicle media sales support manager Brett Davis was part of the band and said he cherished the experience.
"It was a fantastic once- in-a-lifetime opportunity," he said.
Mr Davis played the only tenor horn in the 7223-piece orchestra.
He said the small group loved being a part of the memorable and historic event.
"As soon as we heard about it a month before I quickly pulled a group together to go," he said.
He was also joined by a colleague, media sales support Lisa Lee, who played the flute in the attempt.
The World's Biggest Orchestra kicked off the Queensland Music Festival.