11th Brass Celebration
From 12.30 pm until 4 pm
At Cook Park
The 2018 Brass Celebration will commence in the traditional way with the Street March up Orange's main street, Summer Street. The march commences at 12:30pm with the host band City of Orange Brass Band leading Bankstown City Brass Band, the Melbourne Staff Band and Parramatta City Brass Band along the same street that the Orange Town Band marched up over 100 years ago when they gifted the town the rotunda in Cook Park. The march will cease at the Summer Centre shopping complex and re-form in Cook Park where the band's will play again after the official opening of the weekend.
The afternoon will be filled with music with all four bands getting a chance to shine. Melbourne Staff Band will start the afternoon off from 1:20pm, followed by Parramatta City Brass Band at 2:10pm and Bankstown City Brass Band from 3pm. The afternoon will conclude with the host band, City of Orange Brass Band, playing from 3:50pm.
The event will continue on Sunday with more brass music featuring the Massed Bands event.