By CASEY NEILL
MUSIC from the war eras will take centre stage in Springvale this month.
City of Greater Dandenong Band will perform Make Music … Not War at the Springvale Town Hall from 6.30pm on Saturday 27 June.
The cabaret-style evening is becoming a much-loved annual tradition for the band and showcases its musicianship and versatility.
Previous events have included Gold Class Brass, Around the World in 80 Tunes, The Sound of Musicals, and Saturday Night Brass.
Make Music … Not War will feature well-known tunes from World War I through to World War II and the swinging hits of the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
The band’s musical director Michael Mathers said the event was getting bigger and more spectacular each year and was a wonderful opportunity for the band to perform live in a light-hearted, engaging atmosphere.
“We absolutely love performing live music,“ he said.
“It’s why most of us took up playing in the first place.
“To be able to represent and entertain our community at the same time is a great joy and something we hope the members of the public will be as proud of as we are.“
The band regularly performs throughout the City of Greater Dandenong at occasions including Australia Day, Anzac Day and Dandenong Carols by Candlelight.
Call the band secretary on 0423 925 192 or visit www.dandenongband.org.au for tickets or more information.