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The Little Brass Band

October 1, 2017 @ 2:30 pm


‘The Little Brass Band’ is a traditional but versatile brass quintet, able to produce a unique blend of entertainment, humour and beauty of sound within a diverse range of music styles. Formed 15 years ago, this Goldfields region based group have entertained the local community at numerous public and private events and have recorded and produced 4 CD’s to date. At present the group are rehearsing for their next CD of jazz standards.

The music of ‘The Little Brass Band’ is based around the five part harmonies and melodies of the vocal lines within a choir. ‘The Little Brass Band’ utilize various combinations of instruments to create the sound effects and timbres to suit the music. Our repertoire covers something for everyone, and ranges from popular songs, movie and television themes, musicals, light opera, classical, traditional jazz and swing time.

Performances include: Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, Eureka 150th Anniversary, Arts in the Park, Begonia Festival, Sun Aria semi-finals, 150th Anniversary of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, numerous Corporate events, Ballarat Carols by Candlelight, Christmas in Sturt street, Food and Wine festivals, Buninyong Community Carols, ABC Live morning show, Fryerstown 150th Anniversary Celebrations, Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields, Hamilton Sacred Music festival, Four Seasons Music Festival Creswick, Prize winners in the Australian National Busking Championships 2017, Warracknabeal Winter Arts Festival.

Frank Dyer: Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet.

Bradley Saul: Trumpet, Flugel Horn.

Janice Ballinger: French Horn.

Cassandra Hiscock: Tenor Trombone.

Allan Williamson: Tuba.