Festival is music to Strathalbyn’s ears

BIG PERFORMANCE: Strathalbyn Band is one of the many acts performing at the Strathalbyn Bands Festival. The first day of the festival was on Sunday, August 5, while the last day is this Sunday, August 12. Photo: Supplied.
BIG PERFORMANCE: Strathalbyn Band is one of the many acts performing at the Strathalbyn Bands Festival. The first day of the festival was on Sunday, August 5, while the last day is this Sunday, August 12. Photo: Supplied.

With half of the Strathalbyn Bands Festival complete, organisers and punters alike are keen for a busy Sunday.

Swing bands, concert bands, community bands and brass bands have been part of this year's festival at the Strathalbyn Town Hall.

Strathalbyn Band president Sue Clements said one of the main aims was to promote participation in music.

“The Strathalbyn Bands Festival is the biggest and longest-running non-competition gathering of musicians in South Australia, with well over 400 musicians of all ages taking to the stage over the two days,” she said.

“Some of our guest bands have been with us for every one of the festival’s thirteen years…as have a lot of our patrons and sponsors.”

She praised all the volunteers involved with organising the festival, many who took on multiple roles.

“All of the organisation for this festival is undertaken by a small group of band members along with their friends and families,” she said.

Tickets for the show, from 11am to 4.30pm on August 12, are available at the door.