50-piece WA Fire and Emergency Services Concert Band tuning up for showcase

50-piece WA Fire and Emergency Services Concert Band tuning up for showcase

MORLEY is in for a foot-tapping good night when the WA Fire and Emergency Services Concert Band perform a big band spectacular.

The 50-piece band, the current A-grade state champion concert band, meets weekly in Morley to fine-tune their act.

Musical director Peter Moore said the big band style has “enduring popular appeal”.

“It’s also a great challenge for the band, with some challenging rhythms that really sing – pardon the pun – with an ensemble of this size,” he said.

Formerly called the Perth Concert Band, the band this year outgrew its practice space at Mt Lawley Senior High School and moved to Morley.

The group’s ages range from high school-aged to retirees and include students, teachers, health professionals and IT employees.

Life member and trumpet player Robert McCormack said highlights of the night were set to include Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, solo trumpet and saxophone pieces.

The concert band was formed in the 1920s.

The WA Fire and Emergency Services Concert Band concert will be held at Morley Sport and Recreation Centre August 21 at 6.30pm.

For more details about tickets, email enquiries@wafesband.org.au.