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Silent Film Competition – Oakleigh Brass Band

Picture Night Poster

Picture Night Poster

Oakleigh Brass Band are seeking silent films to be part of their film festival “Picture Night” in October 2015, as part of their ANZAC contribution. Picture Night is supported by the Victorian Government and the Victorian Veterans Council.

December 1915: on the home front in Oakleigh, Victoria, the Oakleigh Band played music to accompany silent movies – newspaper articles from the time suggest that this was the first time that movies were shown in Oakleigh.

A century later in October 2015 Oakleigh band will recreate this event, this time with locally made films.  Short listed entries will be shown, with the Oakleigh Band again providing the live sound track.

First prize for the best film is $500, second prize is $250. Continue reading

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2015 State Band Championships – Entries Now Open

The Victorian Bands’ League is pleased to announce that entries for the 2015 State Band Championships are now open and that the competition will be adjudicated by Mark Ford.

Check out the 2015 State Band Championships event page to find out more!

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