What’s the history of Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra?
The orchestra was formed in May 1989 and has been entertaining Bundaberg audiences since then.
It was the brainchild of the late Heather McCabe OAM.
When Heather came to Bundaberg as a string teacher, she observed there was no musical organisation for adult musicians.
She held a public interest meeting and 20 musicians turned up.
The Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra began.
The first concert was May 1989.
There are two original members still in the orchestra.
How can the Bundaberg community be involved?
The orchestra rehearses every Thursday night in the library at Bundaberg East State School.
Rehearsals begin at 7 pm and finish at 9 pm.
The orchestra is open to all adult musicians and there is no audition process.
There are some instruments available for loan.
What significant events do you hold throughout the year?
The orchestra has approximately four concerts a year.
Concerts are held on a Sunday afternoon from approximately 2 pm at Bundaberg East State School Hall.
The orchestra also has a group of fans called FOOS (Friends of the Orchestra).
The FOOS get prior notice of upcoming concerts before it is publicised to the general public.
They also get discount tickets at concerts.
How to contact Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra?
There are number of ways the community can make contact with the group.
They can either send a message via the Bundaberg Symphony Orchestra Facebook page, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Chris 0429 899 912 or Shannon 0417 192 299.