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February 8, 2012
Hello and welcome to another addition of Con Brio Online (The Latest News for the City of Burnie Brass Band). As usual this page endeavours to keep you up to date with the latest goings on with the band, so be sure to check it out now and again to make sure you are up to date. In addition Band Members should check out the White boards in the band room for upcoming playouts and events.

As this is the first lot of news for the year, there is a bit to catch up with, so here it is.

* The band successfully completed a huge number of playouts just before Christmas and the Band's Annual Christmas Stocking was     won by a lady named Beth.

* On December 26, 2011 Trevor Reid passed away. Trevor was veteran of the Brass band music scene in Tasmania and like his brothers he was a great musician. The Reid name continues in the Tasmanian brass band scene with the likes of Malcolm who now plays with the Ulverstone band. You can find a tribute to Trevor in the Archives page from the period in which he won an Order of Australia Award in 2010.

* On December 31, 2011 the band was once again able to raise some extra money by helping out with various tasks at Burnie's New Years Eve 'Night On The Terrace' function.

* On January 26, 2012 the band played at the Australia Day Service held at the Burnie Arts and Functions Centre, The highlite of this long service for us was the presentation of the 2011 Burnie Australia Day Event of the Year to the Les Neish 'Tuba Shines' workshops and Concert. The award was accepted by our very own Andrew Bentley who was the instigator of the event and played a large part in getting it off the ground.

* On January 30, 2012 Jimmy Kelty passed away at the age of 73. Jimmy was made a life member of our band back in the mid 1970s and was a player in brass bands for well over 50 years. He last played for our band back in about 2001, but a number of our existing band members still have fond memories of time spent with Jimmy in the band. It was our honour for our band to be asked to play some hymns at his funeral service held on February 2.


Note that the times listed for the performances on February 25 and 26 are for when we (CBBB) are due to perform. To listen to the Wynyard and Burnie Concert Bands, be there at 11:30AM on the 25th and 1:30PM on the 26th.

What Where
CBBB + Burnie & Wynyard Concert bands Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard Saturday, February 25, 12:30PM -1:30PM
CBBB + Burnie & Wynyard Concert bands The Burnie Park sound shell Sunday, February 26, 2:30PM -3:30PM
Relay for Life Smithton Saturday, March 17, 1:30PM
ANZAC Day Burnie Wednesday, April 25

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