Congratulations to Steve & Tina Ridler on the birth of their 1st grandson!
Little Bobby - 8 pound 13 ounces! 57 centimetres long.
Congratulations to the proud parents - Mark & Gemma!
Congratulations to Josh Tamsett (XLCR) & Emily on their engagement last Saturday 17 September!
In the Queensland State Band Championships held over the June Queen's birthday weekend, Windsor Brass again came out on top in the B Grade Championships. In 2010 Windsor won the State Championship for the first time in its short but successful history, and has achieved this again by winning in 2011 under the guidance of conductor Michael Purtle, and, has added to this success by also winning the Marching section under the leadership of Drum Major Allen Clark this year. In stage performance, the band was placed first in both the Hymn and Test Piece, second in the On Stage March and third in the Own Choice. This success comes after a lot of hard work for all its members and was particularly pleasing for the new recruits who gained valuable experience in this rigorous competition. With such a balanced mix of youth and experience, the signs are good for the band going into next year's competition, with the goal of completing a hat-trick.
A Heartbeat Away is a feel-good Australian musical comedy from international Emmy award winner and acclaimed theatre director Gale Edwards.
Kevin Flack (Sebastian Gregory) has a dream – to play lead guitar in a famous rock and roll band. But being a Rock God in the sleepy seaside town of Montague isn’t easy. And neither is living at home with your mum and dad and your idiot younger brother. Kevin longs to break free while his father – Edwin Flack (William Zappa) – is proud of his Montague heritage and for the past twenty years has been totally obsessed with his one love – the town’s Municipal Marching Band. Today, the Band faces a crisis. The Montague Council is preparing to demolish the community hall, the band’s long time home. As the band prepares for the upcoming regional championships, Edwin is hit by a bus and Kevin is forced to take over as musical director. At the same time, the local Mayor (Colin Friels) convinces the Council to close down the Band in order to make way for a tourist development project. But Kevin strikes a deal and the Mayor agrees that if the Band win first prize in the competition then their future is assured. With the help of Mandy (Isabel Lucas) – the Mayor’s daughter – Kevin must get the Band on his side, rearrange an iconic rock song for brass and totally overhaul their dated routine… All in four short weeks… And of course, his father must never find out. aheartbeatawaymovie.com This film will be released on March 17th through Hoyts Distribution.
The 2010 Windsor Brass Awards were announced at an informal pizza dinner not too far from the Windsor School of Arts where both bands will be returning to next year. Congratulations to all winners!
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3:00pmIn the Swing!
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7:00pmMovies in the Park