Big Band hits the right notes

CapAcademy Fusion

By Trish Bowman

After having to postpone due to multiple illness in the line-up, The Sounds of Broadway will see over 70 performers take to the stage on the Capricorn Coast bringing a generational touch to the big band sound and an absolute wealth of talent.

Capricornia Silver Band Secretary Sandra Stock said the concert will be the combined efforts of three bands, Capricornia Silver Banc Inc, Capricornia Academy, Capricornia Winds and Capricornia Silver.

“We are looking forward to presenting a wide range of popular Broadway Music with something for everyone to enjoy including – Give My Regards to Broadway, Time Warp (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Let it Go (from Frozen), Hello Dolly, You Can’t Stop the Beat (from Hair Spray) and Seventy-Six Trombones (from The Music Man),” Sandra said.

“We have around 80 members all told with some members playing in all three bands, some play in just the one or two.

“We will also have some vocalists performing this year and they will be inviting members of the audience to sing along to their favourites.”

When it comes to performances, The Sounds of Broadway is truly a multi-generational offering with performers ranging in age from a hearty 83 to a couple of 10-year-old lads.

Sandra said the big band sound is something that inspires families with one family having three generations as members.

“I met my husband in 1989 and he was already playing in the band, our daughter later joined and met her husband who is also a member,” she said.

“We have quite a number of members with other family members joining in on the fun.

“One of our goals is to help develop our young people’s talents. Many already play in school bands and come along to rehearse with us to get more practice time, while some use our band as a platform to take up a second instrument.

“The band formed 50 years ago and has always offered a nurturing environment for our younger members who can tap into the wealth of experience we have on hand.”

Tickets are $10 (children under 10 are free) and can be purchased via

Further information can be found on their Facebook page

The Sounds of Broadway

Where – Yeppoon Town Hall, Normanby Street, Yeppoon

When – Saturday May 14, 2020, from 2pm

Cost – $10