THE Westernport Regional Band became the first big band to perform inside the Victorian Artists Centre’s historic East Melbourne Hammond Gallery on Saturday 22 July.
The band played against the backdrop of the 2023 VAS Winter Select Exhibition.
The all ages Westernport Regional Band is a community big band with woodwind, brass and rhythm instruments. Its repertoire encompasses a variety of musical styles, from jazz, swing, Latin to modern compositions.
Rehearsals under the direction of Ian Oldstein and Alistair Neil are held 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Thursdays at Mt Erin Secondary College Music Centre, Robinsons Road Frankston (Melway 102 J10). Beginners are catered for during the first hour, then the music becomes more complex.
The band plays 10 concerts each year. Details: email@example.com or email Jan Barbieri at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0458 776 000.
First published in the Mornington News – 1st August 2023