IF you are an avid music lover and can play an instrument, have you considered joining the Ipswich Model Band?
This is one of the oldest bands in the city, having been formed in 1906, although they have taken a new name in recent years.
For more than a century, the musicians have been playing out of the H.J Harper band hall in Basin Pocket, and now the band's current members are looking for some new faces to come and jam with them in the historic building.
President Vicki Millar said everyone was welcome to come and have a go. Whether you are in high school or in your 80s, the Ipswich Model Band welcomes everyone.
"We are looking for players for woodwind, brass and percussion instruments,” she said.
"We currently have 20 members but we would like to increase that number.
"We are a fun group of people that enjoy getting together to play music, have a chat and just have fun.
"If you are looking to try something new, or would like to be part of a band, we welcome you to get in touch with us or come to one of our practice nights.”
This unique band performs in concert format, as a marching band, and occasionally in the more intimate jazz band style. This provides the members with an ever changing repertoire and exposure to the music of Bizet, Glenn Miller, The Beatles, Rodgers and Hammerstein and everything in between.
The group of talented, enthusiastic musicians regularly perform at Anzac Day ceremonies, the Ipswich Show, the Jacaranda Festival, school fetes and Christmas concerts both in Ipswich and around southeast Queensland.
The Ipswich Model Band meet every Wednesday night from 7-9.15pm at H.J Harper Band Hall, located at 64 Blackall St, Basin Pocket.
For more information about joining the Ipswich Model Band, phone Vicki on 0419 237 776.
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