Bands catch the rhythm of park’s spring

Peter Massey, of Roleystone, and Sally Girling, of Mt Nasura, will play among the colourful displays of Araluen’s tulips. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d406449
Peter Massey, of Roleystone, and Sally Girling, of Mt Nasura, will play among the colourful displays of Araluen’s tulips. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d406449

The bands will perform on election day, during the botanic park’s Springtime at Araluen peak period.

Visitors can enjoy a picnic on the grounds of the park and take in the sights of the tulip festival while listening to the music event organised by the Western Australian Band Association.

The Armadale City Concert Band, which is the present State A-Grade Concert Champion, will be among the nine Perth bands performing.

The Canning City Brass Band is the present National B-Grade Brass champion and Perth Concert Band, present National B-Grade Concert Champions, will also compete.

The Canning City Brass Band will play an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional styles.

Each group will perform a 30-minute selection of popular music and classic band arrangements.

The Armadale City Concert Band plans to perform four pieces including a Gershwin melody, the music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story’s You Got a Friend in Me and a melody of Queen songs.

The band festival will start at 10.30am on Saturday, September 7.

Park entry fees may apply.