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Bundy Brass concerts back at Bargara

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Bundaberg Municipal Band member Neil McCabe is ready to perform this Sunday.

The sounds of the brass band will echo throughout Bargara on Sunday afternoon when the local group hold their first major concert in 12 months.

The Bundaberg Municipal Band's Bundy Brass Concert at Bargara Foreshore will begin at 3pm on Sunday at the Turtle Park.

Band member and horn player Neil McCabe said the 15 members were thrilled to be playing again after a long hiatus of major performances.

“This is a free concert that we usually do every year but what makes this particular performance special is that it will be our first major concert since Covid restrictions began this time last year,” he said.

“The concert will go for about an hour and we invite everyone to come along, pull up a spot on the grass and enjoy the music.”

Neil said the band had a long-standing history in the region, having first formed in 1935.

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Bundaberg Municipal Band will perform at Bargara on Sunday.

“The band was actually formed through a merger of two bands,” he said.

“It was put on hold during the war as many members went to play in military bands, but then picked up again and has been going ever since.”

Neil said member Tony Brown had taken over his own previous role as conductor, with the Bundaberg musician now focused on just playing his instrument.

“I really enjoy playing music and being part of the band,” Neil said.

“We are excited to hopefully get back into the swing of things this year and hold more concerts throughout the region.”

Neil said 15 members were currently part of the Bundaberg Municipal Band's Bundy Brass group and they were always looking for more people to join.

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To inquire about joining the band, visit bundabergmunicipalband.com.au or the Facebook page here.