BRASS bands from across Queensland marched and trumpeted their skills during the Best of Brass event in Maryborough over the weekend.
BRASS bands from across Queensland marched and trumpeted their skills during the Best of Brass event in Maryborough over the weekend.

Best of Brass and sounds of success

THE Best of Brass competition did not go out quietly, with hundreds of people pouring through the doors of the Brolga Theatre yesterday to be blown away by the final performances.

Best of Brass committee treasurer Meryl Plate said about 1000 people caught one or more performance in the three-day event.

“The performances have been very good,” Mrs Plate said.

“There was a packed house for the Saturday night performance.”

More than 800 people filled the Brolga's auditorium to catch performances by the state's best brass bands for the gala event.

Yellow Cabs Bayside Brass Band member Raymond “Fred” McMurray said the 26-member ensemble performed at Maryborough every year.

“It's always a great contest and a lot of fun,” he said.

Despite the parade being cancelled due to wet weather, he said everyone had enjoyed the trip and were awaiting competition results with bated breath.

“We'll definitely be back next year,” he said.

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