Arts / City Band triumphs at Eisteddfod

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RESULTS are in and tried-and-true bands are comping out on top following the “Bands & Orchestras” section, which ran for three days in one of the highlights of the musical year, the Australian National Eisteddfod. 

Australian National Eisteddfod 2017.
Canberra City Band conducted by Greg Stenning
Canberra City Band is again the champion, after taking out the “Open A Grade” section at the Australian National Eisteddfod on Friday, May 26. Conducted by Greg Stenning, the band played a five-movement tone poem, “Of Sailors and Whales” by Francis McBeth.

Ginninderra Wind Orchestra was placed second in the event, which took place in Llewellyn Hall.

In other open concert band sections, the Hunter Wind Ensemble and Hunter School of the Performing Arts Junior Concert Band took out the “Open B” and “C” grade sections respectively.

Canberra Brass and Victoria Street Brass again won the open brass band sections. Hunter School of the Performing Arts Stage Band won the “Open A Grade Jazz Bands”, and Daramalan College the “Open B Grade”.

In the open orchestras James McCusker Orchestra won, while Merici College Advanced String Ensemble won the open string ensembles and Hunter School of the Performing Arts String Orchestra won open string orchestras.

Adjudicator Andrew Snell, managing director at Victorian Opera said he was impressed by the high standard of groups and performance throughout the event.

The Bands & Orchestras Eisteddfod event continues until Thursday, June 1. Full results will be published at citynews.com.au after the conclusion. Other Australian National Eisteddfod events (Choirs, Singing, Piano and Speech and Drama) will take place in August and September.

 

 

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