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Gallery: Band celebrates its 30th birthday in style

THE Derwent Valley Concert Band’s gala performance last Saturday night was a triumphant celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary. Held at the band’s home away from home, the Farrall Centre at The Friends’ School in New Town, there was an appreciative audience of several hundred in attendance. All parts of

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Gala concert to celebrate the musical heart of the valley

THIRTY years of amazing music-making will peak this Saturday, October 21, with the Derwent Valley Concert Band anniversary gala. All of the established components of the band will perform in the gala concert at the Farrall Centre at The Friends’ School in New Town. Chief conductor Lyall McDermott says there

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Brass ensemble’s debut to aid church restoration fund

THE Derwent Valley Concert Band’s new brass ensemble’s debut performance this Sunday afternoon will benefit the St Matthew’s Church restoration fund. The ensemble has 11 players, mostly from the concert band, with special guests Marty Smith (trombone) and Carla Ward (trumpet) from the Glenorchy City Brass. Nic Courto will conduct

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Concert band rolls out the red carpet for learners

IF you’ve ever wanted to learn more about joining the Derwent Valley Concert Band, here’s your chance. The same applies if you’ve ever wanted to learn to play an instrument but haven’t yet had the opportunity. The band was formed 30 years ago to give the students of local high

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Band plays in the shadows this Saturday

AS the winter chill takes hold in the valley and highlands, the Derwent Valley Concert Band’s thoughts have turned to a special night of spine-chilling music at an historic New Norfolk venue. “Glen Derwent is the venue and Saturday, June 24, is date for the In the Shadows concert,” DVCB

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Valley band’s big day out

THE Derwent Valley Concert Band played a big part in yesterday’s Derwent Valley Autumn Festival, providing musical and visual entertainment as well as being among the long list of stallholders. Chief conductor Lyall McDermott said it was a wonderful day and a joy for the band to be able to

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Concert band to dazzle audiences with Aurora

SAVE the date and note the time and place for the Derwent Valley Concert Band’s second public concert of the year. All three Derwent Valley bands will be performing on July 31 at the Stanley Burbury Theatre with a program that will be just the thing to keep you entertained

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Concert of note as Derwent Valley Concert Band returns

WORDS of Note is the title of the Derwent Valley Concert Band’s first public concert of this year, which will be given at the Stanley Burbury Theatre this Sunday. It is the first full concert performance since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. It is a wonderful variety of thoroughly

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Concert band dreams of Ireland and plays at New Norfolk

MANY Derwent Valley Concert Band members are looking wistfully at their calendars because it is about now that they were due to be leaving Tasmania for Ireland on their 11th overseas tour. The pandemic has intervened but chief conductor Lyall McDermott said there is some consolation in being able to

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Concert band’s tribute to its home valley

THE Derwent Valley Concert Band will this month present the third concert in the St Matthew’s Church “Restoration” series. This will be the band’s first indoor performance since since October 2019. “We have taken great care to select wonderful music that will make the most of the lovely church setting,”

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See our band at Willow Court this Friday evening

A PERFORMANCE by the Derwent Valley Concert Band will be one of the feature events of the opening of the 10 Days on the Island Intimate Epics program of arts experiences opening this Friday at the Willow Court historic site in New Norfolk. The band will perform for about 30

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Outdoor Christmas church service on tonight

AN outdoor church service will be held on Arthur Square at New Norfolk tonight (Saturday) as St Matthew’s Anglican Church adapts its Christmas celebrations to suit the coronavirus year. The St Matthew’s Singers and the Derwent Valley Concert Band will be part of this service, known as the Festival of

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