The Big Bands Play Date will feature 4 of Ballarat’s Brass and Concert bands playing family favourites from stage and screen including music from How to Train Your Dragon, The Smurfs, The Lion King, Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mary Poppins, and many, many more. Fresh from their successes at The Royal South Street and Maryborough Bands competitions, Creswick Brass, Haddon Concert Band, Ballarat Brass and Ballarat Memorial Concert Band are looking forward to showing the next generation of players how much fun music can be! There will be chances for kids to see some of the instruments up close, show off their dancing skills (get practicing for YMCA!) and some will even get a chance to conduct!
There will also be raffles (amazing prizes!), lucky dip, a toddler play corner (thanks to Ballarat Toy Library) and face painting. A kiosk will operate offering yummy cakes, slices and drinks too.
The Big Bands Play Date is from1.30pm- 4pm at the Cooinda Hall, opposite Central Highlands Water on Learmonth Rd.
Tickets are $5 per person or $20 family and are available at the door.
Every cent raised will go towards funding accessible play equipment for Livvi’s Place Ballarat, an inclusive play space to be built in Victoria Park and opening in 2015. This play space is designed so that children or carers with disabilities can play along-side their non-disabled children, grandchildren or peers. There will be a display of the concept plans for the play space at the Big Bands Play Date so people can come along and learn all about it.
For more info or to support this journey visit our Friends of group on Facebook.