Success at 2021 Australian National Online Festival of Bands

April 7, 2021 Off By R B

Waratah Brass and Waratah Brass Academy Band have enjoyed a very successful campaign at the 2021 Australian National Online Festival of Bands.  Due to the COVID pandemic, the competition was conducted by submitting videos which were adjudicated and livestreamed (instead of the usual in person competition).

Waratah Brass Academy Band entered the D Grade Brass Hymn section with “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” Arr Cecil Bolton & Eric Banks and Concert Item section with “Moses, Get Down” by Barry Gott.  Their hard work and skill earned them Gold in both sections.

Waratah Brass entered the B Grade Brass Hymn with “I’ll Walk With God” by Nicholas Brodszky; Arr. Goff Richards, Major Own Choice with “The Year of the Dragon” by Philip Sparke, Concert Item with “Horizons” by Paul Lovatt-Cooper and March with “Simoraine” by Clive Barraclough.  Their hard work and skill earning Platinum in the Hymn and Major Own Choice and Gold in the Concert Item and March.

A fabulous result for the bands and their musical directors Therese Hayden and Stephen Grice!