This winter has been tough for many in the southwest, with ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions, devastating tourism impacts on the region, staff shortages, construction delays, pressures on the medical system and stress. emotional families separated by distance with no end in sight.
As a microcosm of the local community, the members of the Margaret River Concert Band (MRCB) are no exception.
But spring is coming and the MRCB’s Cowaramup Spring Dance this Saturday, September 4th.
Braving many stormy and windy Monday nights, the band members worked really hard on their repertoire to provide a fun and thrilling evening of jazz, swing and rock and roll acts for the whole family.
Supported by the voice of Andrea Frances Manners and the Riversong Choir, the evening is an opportunity to put aside the winter blues and hit the dance floor.
âWe don’t know what COVID restrictions are ahead of us, so it’s fabulous that we can still go out and have an evening of heartfelt live music that anyone can come to,â group member Maureen Gittos said.
Held at Cowaramup Hall, the evening will allow patrons to pre-order cheese platters and purchase snacks, beer and wine from the bar, with hot radiators and upbeat dance music to keep the chills going. remote winter.
Band president Tony Barugh said financial support from the Margaret River Lions Club has enabled the band to procure a trailer to store and transport equipment to concerts, while Augusta Margaret River County has been supporting the band. Spring Dance.
“This is the second year that the group has held their Spring Dance at Cowaramup,” he said.
âIn order for us to flourish and bring these events to the community, this type of support is invaluable. We hope that in return the community will support us by coming to the Spring Ball. They will not be disappointed.
For more information and tickets visit www.mrcb.com.au or purchase tickets at Golden Jersey, Cowaramup.