Band delivers great performance

William Cassie, Jo Curtis, Dale Canton and Kathy Cassie, soaking up the atmosphere at Oompha Fest on Saturday at the Agro Trend grounds.
William Cassie, Jo Curtis, Dale Canton and Kathy Cassie, soaking up the atmosphere at Oompha Fest on Saturday at the Agro Trend grounds.

THE crowds may have been a little disappointing but that did not stop the Bundaberg Municipal Band from celebrating Oktoberfest to the fullest on Saturday afternoon.

For two hours the band entertained the Oompha Fest crowd of about 40 people who had come to sing along to the band’s music.

“We were hoping for at least what we got but we did break even on the day,” band secretary and euphonium player Neil McCabe said.

“Next year we plan to make it bigger and better,” he said.

“We’ve had a few people comment that they were too far away from the band, so we are going to try to find some

where inside so people can still be in the shade.”

Mr McCabe said folk songs such as And the Band Played On and When Irish Eyes are Smiling proved crowd favourites because of their popularity and ease. The band will next be on show at their Christmas concert at Shalom College on November 26.

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