Thank you to Rob Carew from the Berwick Star News for this great article!
Link to article: https://issuu.com/starnewsgroup/docs/2017-10-26_bn_30/19
Thank you to Megan Bailey from the Cranbourne Leader for this great article!
Angelique Lele, Scarlett Marks-Boulton, Elsie Marks-Boulton, Greg Marks and Miller Marks-Boulton with 'Geselle'. Picture: Chris Eastman
Casey Concert Band and Royal Australian Navy Band join forces to help Diggers get PTSD rescue dogs
The admission price for the September concert, which will see the concert band team up with the Royal Australian Navy Band, will go towards the Young Diggers Dog Squad charity.
The charity takes rescue dogs from shelters and has them trained before matching them with returned soldiers to help them manage their condition.
Casey Concert Band leader Greg Marks said the band had wanted to perform with the navy band for many years.
He said he knew a lot of people who had served and agreed PTSD was a major problem among veterans.
“My father served in World War II and I worked – up until I retired a few years ago – as an air traffic controller and I know a lot of returned service people from ... mainly the Vietnam War.
The show will be held at 2pm, September 18, at St Margaret’s School, Berwick.
Link to article at: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/casey-concert-band-and-royal-australian-navy-band-join-forces-to-help-diggers-get-ptsd-rescue-dogs/news-story/1dcb47f8aae085857d39d548d8809718
On Sunday 24 July, 2016, Casey Concert Band had our first ever representative compete at the Victorian Bands’ League Victorian State Solo & Ensemble Championships. Congratulations to Rachel Gurvich, who placed second in the Open Clarinet section. We are extremely proud of her efforts.
We hope this will pave the way for many more of our musicians to work on their solo performances and receive feedback from adjudicators in future events.
The weather Gods blessed us today as we once again performed in the rotunda at Pioneer Park, Berwick (photos available here). Immediately following performances from both the Training and Senior Bands, band members and their families celebrated another fantastic year of banding with an end of year get together BBQ.
Although all members had a great year, presentations were made to recognise the achievement and contributions of a number of individual members.
Firstly our Music Director, Greg Marks, and Assistant Music Director, Dale Granger were thanked for their outstanding contribution to the running of the bands and rehearsals, resulting in a significant increase in the performance standard of both bands over the year.
An acknowledgement was also made to our outgoing Secretary, Liz Wilson, who has retired from the position after circa 20 years! Over that time Liz has ensured the survival and growth of this wonderful community organisation and CCB would not be as it is today without her.
Encouragement Awards were presented to Taylah Worland (flute) from the Training Band, and Caitlin Borthwick (trombone) from the Senior Band to acknowledge their commitment and progress as musicians. Thank you to our Patron Dr. Dennis Harvie for sponsoring the Encouragement Awards.
Finally, the member-voted perpetual Jared Dunscombe Award for outstanding bandsmanship was presented to our new President, Angelique Lele.
A big thank you to our Patron Dr. Dennis Harvie, not only for his continued support of the band, but also for hosting us for the afternoon.
Photo (from left): Caitlin Borthwick, Greg Marks (Music Director), Angelique Lele (President), Taylah Worland
Congratulations to the awesome man behind our band!
On 28 August, 2015 our Music Director Greg Marks won the Lindsay King Arts Award. This is the City of Casey’s most prestigious award for the arts, recognising people whose initiatives have made a significant contribution to the arts in Casey.
We believe he is a well deserved recipient. Well done!