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An Autumn Interlude Concert: 21st April, 2013

An Autumn Interlude Concert
Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre,Warners Bay
21st April, 2013

CNL Brass entertain at An Autumn Interlude Concert: 21 April 2013

CNL Brass attracted an audience of about one hundred to its Autumn Concert. Musical Director Ron Boaden took the opportunity to feature the leading players from different sections of the band.

An audience view at An Autumn Interlude Concert: 21 April 2013

Alison Tonkin, solo horn, entertained with He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. Principal trombone Anthony Fowler presented Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. Jou McDougall, soprano cornet, delighted the audience with Demelza, while David Walker, principal euphonium, added a romantic moment with When I Fall In Love.

Trish O'Hearn and Teena Wallace play "Summertime" at An Autumn Interlude Concert: 21 April 2013

Guest player Trish O’Hearn, from Toronto Brass, combined with Teena Wallace, solo cornet, in the cornet duet Summertime, and again, later in the program, with a lively foot-tapping number Eine Kleine Oompah Musik. What would an Autumn Concert be without the number Autumn Leaves? This was featured on flugel horn by Doug Hoepper.

In all, nineteen numbers were presented in the afternoon program to a most appreciative audience.

The Music of Tommy Rowell Benefit Concert: 17 February 2013

The Music of Tommy Rowell Benefit Concert

Wallsend Diggers Club

Sunday 17 February 2013

CBNL Brass entertain at "The Music of Tommy Rowell" Concert 17 February 2013


The jazz band "Tiger's Tail One" play Pennies from Heaven at "The M usic of Tommy Rowell" Concert 17 February 2013

CNL Brass, under Ron Boaden’s baton, shared the billing with two jazz bands, Tiger’sTail One and Tiger’s Tale Two, to provide three hours of enjoyable and varied musical entertainment in an afternoon Concert commencing at 2pm.

The jazz band "Tiger's Tail Two" play Petit Fleur at "The Music of Tommy Rowell" Concert on 17 February 2013

Both jazz band leaders, John Kathner and Marcus Holdsworth, play in CNL Brass. Traditional jazz numbers such as Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home, Pennies From Heaven, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, and Petit Fleur, were included in the jazz repertoire.

Tom Rowell and his wife Anne enjoy the music at "The Music of Tommy Rowell" Concert on 17 February 2013

Tom Rowell and his wife Anne were special guests. Funds raised will assist Tom with ongoing medical care for a debilitating lung disease. This forced his retirement as a prominent brass and jazz band musician in December, 2010.

Many of the numbers played, by the three bands were chosen by Tom. Two in particular, played by CNL Brass, were indicative of his English heritage (he commenced playing at 18 years of age with the English band Ryhope Colliery Brass) –Love’s Old Sweet Song and Land of Hope and Glory.

Each band entertained twice, with thirty numbers being performed throughout the afternoon. CNL Brass opened the afternoon with Everybody Needs Somebody and, to Tom’s delight, closed the concert with the nostalgic Rule Britannia.

Christmas Function: Wednesday Evening: 19 December 2012

The band entertained family members and friends with a thirty minute concert, playing tunes chosen by band members and also including carols for community singing.

Musical director Ron Boaden then had the pleasure of presenting the three annual perpetual trophies. The trophies and recipients were:

  • Elwyn Hunt Memorial Trophy for Bandsmanship: Teena Wallace, a very talented solo cornet player.

    Teena Wallace accepts the Bandsmanship Trophy from Ron Boaden

  • Alan Meldrum Memorial Trophy for Most Improved Player: Renay Clack, a member of the trombone section, who earlier this year changed from solo cornet to second trombone. This was certainly challenging for her.

    Renay Clack accepts the Most Improved Trophy from Ron Boaden

  • Jim Adams Memorial Trophy for Encouragement: Elizabeth Wiggins, a member of the horn section. Elizabeth, a “senior citizen”, has only been playing for a few years, but she is enthusiastic, with a one hundred percent record of attendance.

    Elizabeth Wiggins accepts the Encouragement Trophy from Ron Boaden

Supper followed and shortly afterwards, the Christmas Hamper Raffle, with six prizes, was drawn. This raffle is an annual fund-raiser for the band. Louise Duck can thank her grandfather Ken, our second baritone player (and octogenarian) for purchasing the ticket that won her the first prize.

A special presentation was made by Ron and the Vice-President Geoff McGregor to retiring Eb Bass player, Robert Muir. Robert registered with CNL Brass on the 10th November,1991. The presentation was a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of twenty years of continuous and dedicated service to the band. Robert even enjoyed marching!! He assured us that he will continue to take an interest in activities of CNL Brass. Robert’s daughter Elizabeth will continue the family representation in the cornet section.

Ron Boaden presents Robert Muir with his Appreciation Certificate. Vice-President Geoffrey McGregor looks on.

A Brass Christmas: Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre: Sunday 9 December 2012

Ron Boaden conducting CNL Brass

CNL Brass responded to an invitation from Waratah Brass for both bands to present A Brass Christmas Concert. This commenced at 2pm and concluded at 4.30pm. The music chosen was mainly that associated with Christmas, such as well-known Christmas Carols and Christmas Tunes. Members of the audience were encouraged to sing when the carols were played. The “audience choir” (of which there were about one hundred and thirty) responded and obviously enjoyed the opportunity to accompany both bands.

Jou McDougall playing soprano cornet

Anthony Fowler, principal trombonist

CNL Brass opened the afternoon, presenting eight numbers, including the carols Hark, the Herald Angels Sing and Away in a Manger. Waratah Brass concluded the first half with four numbers, including the carol The First Nowell. Waratah Brass commenced the second half, opening with the popular arrangement of The Little Drummer Boy andplaying three numbers, with the audience singing along to Silent Night.

Clarence Leung, principal cornet, features in Concertpiece for Cornet

The cornet section

Both bands then combined to present six numbers, opening with the March The Guiding Star and providing another opportunity for the audience to sing Joy To The World. The concert concluded with a Christmas message for the audience-We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

Ron Boaden conducts Waratah Brass & CNL Brass


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