Membership Monday, October 2021

Sometimes life gets in the way of the fun stuff.

Many folks learn an instrument as children, then it falls by the wayside due to homework, tertiary study, work, family, etc. But once the kids have moved out or you’ve retired – there’s some free time for yourself!

What to do? Why not dig your old instrument out of wherever it has been buried and come along to a rehearsal?

No instrument? If you played a brass instrument, we have instruments for hire. If you played percussion, we have instruments at the band hall you can use (but you will need your own sticks or mallets). If you played woodwind, we can put you in contact with places to hire or buy an instrument.

Rusty Musos

Membership Monday, September 2021

Community banding is only for musicians, right?

Not at all! If you love music, but don’t play an instrument, you can still get involved by supporting the band by taking on a non-playing role. This allows the musicians to focus on playing the music, rather than wearing multiple “hats”.

If you have skills with accounting, library-style organising, events, or maybe just dreamt of being a roadie, your local band will be pretty keen to have you along to help out.

Recognizing a Major Sponsor

Community Helpers Logo

Did you see this weeks article in “The Leader” Newspaper?

The Community Helpers have been a fantastic support to the band. We are proud to have them as one of our major sponsors. The support of our sponsors has been critical over the last few years, with COVID impacting on our ability to fundraise through performing in the community.

If you are interested in supporting the Community Helpers, click their logo above to be taken to their Facebook page. If you are from a business and would like to support the Nuriootpa Town Band, please contact us at: enquiries@nuriootpatownband.com.au

Membership Monday, August 2021

At the back of the band is our “engine room” – the rhythm section!

The rhythm section consists of percussion and string or electric bass. The bass often doubles with the tubas, but doesn’t really fit into the brass family, so they become part of the rhythm section.

Our percussionists play everything from drumkit and timpani to mallet percussion and all the weird and wonderful auxiliary percussion (more cowbell!!!) The percussion section also work hard on the march, with helping the band stay in time and in step. Throughout a parade the drums never stop!

Rhythm Section Membership