Big band special at Wantima

Published 7:00am 17 October 2023

Big band special at Wantima
Words by Nick Crockford

Wantima Country Club will host a major concert to support Mates4Mates, the charity supporting current and former Defence Force members and their families.

The Concert Band of the 1st Regiment Royal Australian Artillery will be performing at the Brendale venue on Sunday, November 12, at 5pm.

Started in March 1954, the band is made up of Army Reserves, all skilled musicians and soldiers playing rock, pop, jazz, classical and traditional military music.

The band regularly performs at military parades, ceremonies, concerts, and public events, supporting and representing the Australian Defence Force.

Give back on this year’s Remembrance Day weekend by buying a ticket - $10 adult, $5 child (plus booking fee on eventbrite).

Tickets are limited and available on eventbrite by clicking here.

All funds raised from ticket sales will go to Mates4Mates

Started in 2013, Mates4Mates is one of Australia’s leading veterans’ charities helping current and ex-serving ADF members and their families impacted by service.

So far almost 10,000 veterans and their families have been directly helped by Mates4Mates which provides “pathways to recovery” through physical rehabilitation and mental health services, skills and wellbeing programs and social connection activities.

It has centres in Queensland, Tasmania, Northern Territory and online.

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