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The Concert Band recently performed at the Curramulka Lights for the sixth time, continuing an annual tradition that started in 2007.
The show has certainly expanded in that time, and this year we were played in a colourful marquee, set alongside trading tables, stalls, amusements and even the big man himself, Santa.
Being held at the busy time of the year means we don't always have our full group, so it was wonderful that so many students and staff were able to join us, including ex-scholar Brittany Honner, who donned the MAS colours and lent her flute playing skills to the ensemble.
The band played a selection of Christmas tunes and concert items, with 'Holiday Cheer' and 'Pirates of the Carribean' being strong crowd favourites.
The band joined in the local festivities too, following the parade around the oval (probably in the hope of a lolly or two!) and competing in some of the many children's activities that had been organised.
A big thank you to the Cury Lights Committeee; we really appreciated our spacious tent (and lack of gales!) and the students enjoyed their chocolate treat and thank-you card after.
Thanks also go to the parents who transported students and (as always) support the band and to the staff who gave their time to carry equipment and perform.
Here's looking forward to Lighting Up in 2013!
The Primary students were entertained at the Friday assembly on September 14 by the MAS Concert Band.The band set up on the music side of the PAC and we opened up the doors so students could sit and enjoy their program of musical items.The mini-concert was videoed for Year 12 students Amy Nankivell and Hadyn Lodge (Ardrossan) who will use the footage as part of their Year 12 moderation process.
On Friday the 27th of July Maitland Area School was represented by the Maitland Area Saxophone Ensemble and the Maitland Area School Concert Band at the Balaklava Eisteddfod.
The Saxophone Ensemble met a 10:30 at the Church of Christ to tune up and watch some of the other performances. The Saxophone Ensemble played three pieces The Muppet Show Theme, Bohemian Rhapsody and Fun, Fun, Fun.