Oakleigh Brass is celebrating the arrival of their new jackets, by marching in the Melbourne Anzac parade.
Brass bands are a traditional form of community music, and it seems we have a traditional problem!
We were amused to find this snippet from 1918 Annual General meeting minutes:
We again wish the committee to take into consideration the matter of uniforms for those members in need of them, and others who have only part of their uniform. They are truly a motley array. Oakleigh AGM 1918
So, when we found ourselves in a similar position, we knew we needed to take action. Our new jackets arrived in April, just in time for us to participate in the Melbourne ANZAC Day march.
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