Concert band back for Mother's Day in Augusta

The Margaret River Concert Band's Mother's Day show will take place on Sunday 9 May from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the Augusta Centennial Hall.
The Margaret River Concert Band's Mother's Day show will take place on Sunday 9 May from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the Augusta Centennial Hall.

After a year's hiatus, the Margaret River Concert Band is returning to Augusta for a special Mother's Day concert on Sunday May 9.

The band hosts several performances in various locations across the region throughout year as well as regularly participating in wider community events.

Last year's Spring Dance Concert in Cowaramup was a sell-out success.

The group also participated in a free community multi-band concert in Busselton and the Margaret River Christmas Carols in the Park.

The group is currently preparing for the Augusta Playout, a Mother's Day variety concert, performing a selection of well-known classics from genres as diverse as Swing, Latin, Pop and Musicals.

The event will take place on Sunday 9 May from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the Augusta Centennial Hall.

President Tony Barugh said the band was disappointed to have been kept from performing in Augusta through 2020 thanks to COVID-19.

"We very much look forward to returning to provide a wonderful afternoon's entertainment which I know everyone will enjoy," he said.

Now in its 20th year, the Margaret River Concert Band is a volunteer-run group that unites musicians and music lovers from all walks of life to play music together.

Players are a truly mixed bag from right across the South West; local students, full-time workers, retirees and everyone in between get involved, a great cross-section of the community, of varied abilities from amateurs through to music teachers, all unified by their love of playing and performing a wide array of music styles.

"We have enthusiastic players from as young as 13 years of age to upwards of 60 plus and we are always keen to welcome new players, regardless of level or experience," said Jane Moore, the Band's Musical Director.

The Band is currently actively looking for new members (low brass in particular - trombone, euphonium and baritone).

It even owns a small selection of instruments which could be made available to those who play, but no longer own an instrument.

"So if you want to give it a go, we would love to hear from you," said Ms Moore.

With afternoon tea included in the $15 ticket price, specially prepared by the band members, the show is sure to be a great Mother's Day event, the perfect occasion to enjoy with Mum, the kids and the whole family.

Tickets are available online from the www.mrcb.com.au website, from the Augusta Newsagency (cash only) or at the door on the day.