Band News

Movie Theme Spectacular

On Sunday 28th May 2017 BMCB performed to a packed and enthusiastic crowd at Katoomba Public School. They were wowed by both the energetic strains of pieces like 'Stars Wars', the peaceful beauty and control in 'Hymn to the Fallen' and the magic sounds of 'The Wizard of Oz'.

BMCB Movie Concert

All pieces performed were themes from well known movies. Here is the program:

Song Movie Recording
Superman Superman  
Star Wars Star Wars  
Skyfall Skyfall  
Avatar Avatar  
Hymn to the Fallen Saving Private Ryan  
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines  
Wizard of Oz (Medley) Wizard of Oz  
The Godfather Waltz The Godfather  
Saturday Night Fever Saturday Night Fever  
Ratatouille Ratatouille  
Ghostbusters Ghostbusters  

The band was accompanied by the Katoomba Public School Band for 'Ghostbusters' and 'Skyfall'. They also performed great renditions of 'Happy Farmer' and 'A New Year'.

All proceeds from the concert will go to the Blue Mountains City Band Academy which promotes and trains our young and beginner musicians.

 

(Published 2017-05-30)

80th Anniverary Concert

(Published 2017-05-24)

80th Anniversary Celebrations

This year (2017) Blue Mountains City Band celebrates its 80th anniversary. We are packing our year with a number of concerts and performance enagagements in both the local area and further abroad. At this point we've already performed at the inaugural Australia Day Family Fun day at Wilson Park in Wentworth Falls as well as at the Australia Day Citizenship ceremony in Springwood.

To commerate the year we've taken the historic photo below. Both photos were taken in the Kingsford Smith Park (Katoomba) sound shell.

Lower Photo: courtesy of Blue Mountains Library

Here is our calendar of events for the year:

Date Time What Where
26th January 08:15 am Australia Day Family Fun Day Wilson Park, Wentworth Falls
26th January 10:00 am Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony Springwood Civic Centre
10th March 06:00 pm Parramasala March Church St, Parramatta
25th April 10:00 am Anzac Day March Katoomba St, Katoomba
28th May 02:30 pm Movie Music Concert Kattomba Public School
       
19th August 07:00 pm 80th Anniversay Concert Katoomba Public School
27th August TBA Brass Band State Championships Joan Sutherland Centre, Penrith
1st /8th October TBA Leura Gardens Festival Leura Mall, Leura
29th October 02:30 pm Concert (traditional brass tunes) kingsford Smith Park, Katoomba
3rd December 05:30-08:30 pm Rotary Carols Kingsford Smith Park, Katoomba

 

(Published 2017-03-10)

Christmas 2016

During December BMCB took to the streets performing Christmas Carols to the delight of shoppers and tourists. We played at Katoomba town square, Coles Katoomba, The Carrington steps, Leura Mall. Two fund raising pub crawls were also made. Friday 23rd Dec saw the band perform to patrona at Lawson, Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba and Blackheath. The second crawl was on Christmas eve and took in Katoomba and Blackheath. Funds raised will be put towards instrument repairs and new music.

Some of the buskers were aslso caught on film with Santa! (photo above).

 

Blue Mountain City Band performed to a full house at St Hilda's Anglican Church Katoomba on Sunday 10th December 2016. They were accompanied by the Heathen Choir from Blackheath and the Katoomba Primary School Band. The program for the afternoon went as follows:

Medieval Christmas

  • Gaudete
  • Coventry Carol
  • In Dulci Jubilo

The Turtle Dove

Harry Potter

Circus Time

Sheep May Safely Graze

Andachtsjodler

Torres Straight Alleluia

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

An Australian Christmas

  • Carol of the Birds
  • Lullaby Carol
  • Christmas Day

Eine Kleine Weihnachtsmusik

All donations given at the door went to the Blue Mountains Refugee support group.

 

(Published 2016-12-28)