Rock along to retro night

Rock along to retro night

January 2018 | Sharon Webb

DELORAINE’S LITTLE Theatre is set to become funkytown central when the Big Band performs Retro Rock on 17th February.

Spokesperson Janet Morley said Deloraine Big Band will perform a mix of rock charts from all eras with just a bit of jazz.

“We want everyone to get their retro rock gear on and come along for a dance and a good time,” she said.

“The band will include three trumpets, five sax players, two clarinetists and four in the rhythm section.

“It’s both a band fundraiser and an Arts Deloraine membership drive.

“We’ll be doing all the old favourites from Black Magic Woman to Love Shack and many more!”

Deloraine Big Band is made up of around 20 locals led by band leader Ben Harker, reconfiguring into a concert band for the town’s Anzac Day march.

It also supports a strings group, junior band and primary school program feeding new young players into the concert band and the big band.

Money raised from Retro Rock will go into band coffers to fund band practice room hire, public liability insurance, new charts and new instruments.

Ms Morley said anyone with basic instrument skills is welcome to join the band.

Contact: Ben Harker at Field Rabbit in Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine.

RETRO ROCK INFO

When: Friday 17th February, 7.30 for 8.00pm.

Where: Deloraine Little Theatre

Cost: $35.00; Arts Deloraine members $30.00.

Includes: Supper; bar available.

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