Thursday night saw the celebration of another batch of new Australian citizens.
It was a good night with the band in a new configuration on the stage. Being much further forward the band's sounds seemed to project much more clearly into the wonderful Malvern town hall.
The night also saw the maiden voyage of the newly acquired conductors platform. This recent purchase comes complete with special safety rail to protect our music director from an undignified unplanned stage exit. The platform is light weight, has wheels so it easy to transpire. From all accounts its first outing was a success. God bless all who sail in her.
At the end of the evening we all pitched in with the packing up and it seemed as though we were following the percussion section to the party pies and sandwiches in no time.