QBA - Queensland Band Association
Toowoomba player - Cory Band appointment.
Toowoomba percussionist, JAMIE NUSS has been successful in being offered a vacant percussionist position with THE CORY BAND based in Wales (UK). He sent in some audition material (video etc.) and their Musical Director Phillip Harper, has offered him the position over many percussionists from the UK because he could see the potential. The Cory Band is the Number 1 rated brass band in the world.
To quote his biggest fan Mark Nuss: "Who would have thought that a kid from Toowoomba would go straight to the top! It's unbelievable."
Jamie started playing with Toowoomba's No. 2 Band in 2003 and quickly worked his way up to playing in the No. 1 Band as well. He is fairly well known now as a percussionist, but has worked hard to get to the standard he is at.
His last competition with Toowoomba was in Maroochydore on Sunday 20 July with Toowoomba Municipal No. 2 Band, where Jamie and Mark played their hearts out. The assembled audience of bandies from SEQ were happy to hear of his achievement and to celebrate his achievement.
The Cory Band will be doing quite a bit of publicity (over there) about this, because appointing someone from Australia is rare. It will be great publicity for Toowoomba, the Toowoomba Municipal Band and banding in Queensland and Australia generally.
Jamie will be heading for Wales in September, and we wish him every success!
Music Fest is a school competition featuring:
- Concert Bands
- Jazz Ensembles
- String Ensembles
QBA has sponsored a BRASS event for 2014 - to be held at Calamvale Community College on Sunday October 26. Entries CLOSE 1 September 2014.
Expression of Interest for Musicfest 2014 is now available.
It is held at the these venues:
- Iona College (85 North Road, Lindum 4178)
- Calamvale Community College (11 Hamish St, Calamvale 4116)
- Ferny Grove State School (Finvoy St, Ferny Grove 4055)
Once you have completed the Expression of Interest form, please select the correct form/s for your group/s and complete.
Please print out the forms and return completed as soon as possible.
For more information contact Kaye Scott
This initiative has been in place since 2013. Connect to this website, if you think there is a facility that you may be able to hire for your music needs.
This is a link to the site - for your information ONLY - http://musicincommunities.org.au/
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – MUSICAL DIRECTOR – DARWIN
Do you like a relaxed tropical lifestyle? Are you interested in music for enjoyment?
Darwin City Brass Band located in Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory, is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Bandmaster.
'Mums and Bubs in Brass' - Looking for New Players
Why stop playing music when you have had a baby???
Bring your baby, brass instrument and morning tea along to our Brass Playgroup at South Brisbane each Monday where we play an assortment of Brass Music.
Calendar of Events - 2014
Here are some date claimers for Band Secretaries for banding events in 2014:
- Music Fest 2014 - October 2014 across 3 great venues! (entries close 1 Sept) Expression of Interest
- QSO - Lower Brass Weekend - 31 Oct - 2 Nov 2014 (registration OPENS 1 August)
- Qld Youth Band returns - camp dates 16-18 January 2015
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