SINGLETON’s next generation of musicians are preparing for their big performance at Singleton Town Band’s Bands in Concert night on Saturday.
The combined primary schools band had their first rehearsal last week at King Street Public School’s hall and at the Town Band Hall on Wednesday.
They’re hoping to wow the audience as they start the show on Saturday evening.
There are more than 70 students in this year’s group conducted by Tara Winsor and they will be performing songs such as Thriller, Kangaroo Bop, Disney Marches and a other hit songs from the Disney movies.
The combined primary school’s band has been a part of Singleton Town Band’s concert night for five years now.
Town Band president Kathy Hoskin said the combined band was introduced to provide an opportunity for students with musical interests to meet and perform together.
“They make new friends and get the opportunity to play in front of big audience which is a great experience for them,” Ms Hoskin said.
“A lot of the kids in the combined band continue to play and move on to the Town Bands intermediate band.”
The combined act isn’t the only primary school act at the concert night with other school items such as King Street’s drumcore and the Upper Hunter signing choir part of the talent-packed program.
“It will be a great night for the whole town to see, there’s a lot of talent in this town and I don’t think people realise just how much there is,” Ms Hoskin said.
Bands in Concert is being held at the Singleton Civic Centre on Saturday, September 8 and tickets are available at the door from 5:30pm to 6pm.
Tickets for adults cost $12, concession and children 5 to 16 years $9, and a family of four for $30, kids under five year free.