Waratah Brass wins 2017 East Coast of Australia Championships

Waratah Brass Members with the East Coast of Australia Championship Trophies

Waratah Brass rejoined the competitive banding world on Sunday June 11th, 2017 competing at the HRBA East Coast of Australia Championships and Festival of the Bands at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.

The band presented the Sacred Item: I Know Thou Art Mine by Leonard Ballantine and the Own Choice The Year of the Dragon by Philip Sparke

The band played extremely well after working hard on their selected items and we were proud of our efforts.  The band won the A/B Grade section scoring 46/50 points for the Sacred Item and 95/100 for the Own Choice.


Image Courtesy of Hunter Region Band Association.

After the serious competition in the morning, the band presented a fun entertainment program for the Festival of the Bands:

Valero by James Swearingen (arr Sandy Smith)

Under the Boardwalk by A Resnick and K Young (arr Philip Harper)
Featuring Paul Grice on Flugel Horn

Who Wants To Live Forever by Brian May (arr Philip Harper)

Sparkling Diamonds by Leo Robin, Julie Styne (arr Sandy Smith)

Midwest by Richards (arr Derek Broadbent)

The band played very well and kept the large audience entertained throughout the program.