OUR 2024 PERFORMANCE YEAR IS BEING MAPPED OUT!
Last year, our first performance was a very successful musical event "The Great Detectives" held in May 2023. This year's annual music showcase event (music with a dash of theatricality!) is scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday 26 May at the Latvian Hall. Keep an eye on our "Blow!" blog series for more clues!
We are unfortunately unable to join the Mitcham Band Festival in May this year, but look out for us at the 23rd Strathalbyn Bands Festival later in the year.
See below for details of individual gigs, and stay informed by visiting our Facebook Page.
STRATHALBYN BANDS FESTIVAL 2023
Second-Wind Ensemble took part in the 22nd annual Strathalbyn Bands Festival held in the Oval Function Centre, and performed on Sunday 6th August 2023.
Sorry if you missed our performance. You will have more opportunities to support the band, when we next perform in public during 2024.
ST COLUMBA'S ANNUAL CHURCH FETE 2023
This was the last public performance of Second-Wind Ensemble for 2023. We performed in support of the Annual Church Fete of St Columba's Anglican Church, held at the back of the church at 3 Rosevear St, Hawthorn (just off Cross Road) on Saturday 14 October. The band performed heroically under difficult climatic conditions.
This has been one of our regular annual commitments to assist a local church community to raise funds to support a number of mission activities like Anglicare SA, Schools Ministry Group, and the Newton College Appeal.
The annual fete is a longstanding popular attraction in the calendar of the local community. An array of stalls provides food, gifts, clothing, trash and treasure and more.
MITCHAM BAND FESTIVAL 2023
Second-Wind Ensemble was privileged to participate in this highly-regarded annual showcase of South Australian brass, concert and stage bands.
The event was held over two days (Friday 7 July and Saturday 8 July) in the iconic Vogue Theatre 25 Belair Road Kingswood, and featured 15 individual bands. A great venue with superb organisation by Mitcham City Brass.
FROM A PAST PERFORMANCE...
On 8th October 2022, the Second-Wind Ensemble was invited to perform in the Mitcham Band Festival. This was our first public performance with our newly appointed Music Director, Josie Hawkes OAM. Our playlist included a couple of challenging lively pieces, including our finale, "Earth, Wind and Fire Dance Mix" and you can tell that the band had a blast!