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Ipswich band joins cast for Laidley's Call to Arms

SPECIAL GUESTS: The Ipswich RSL youth and community band along with piper Joe McGhee are looking forward to performing at Laidley’s Call to Arms.
SPECIAL GUESTS: The Ipswich RSL youth and community band along with piper Joe McGhee are looking forward to performing at Laidley’s Call to Arms. Rob Williams

ORGANISERS of Laidley's Call to Arms celebration say they are delighted to secure the involvement of the Ipswich RSL Youth and Community Band.

The band was first formed in 2005, to help young musicians develop their musical talents outside the school environment.

They are now well recognised, with three performance formats - the concert band, stage band and Celtic show which incorporates bagpipes.

The repertoire includes music from the Daley Wilson big band era, hits of The Beatles, the Seekers, Queen, music from such musicals as Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story, classic Celtic numbers like Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral, and the orchestral 1812 overture.

The band's renowned musical director is Bill Redpath who was a musician in the Royal Scots

Dragoon Guards, when their recording of Amazing Grace charted at number one across the world.

He has attended the Royal Military School of Music in London and came to Australia in 1974.

Superb piper Joe Mcghee will be a feature of the band's show at the Laidley Pioneer Village.

The Salvation Army Band will also perform on the day, and with the Joe Clay Pavers, Lisette and Andy, Anne Kirby, Rochelle and Rob Duo, Milton and William all on the bill, the musical entertainment will be fantastic.

The Call to Arms is on Saturday, August 2, beginning with a parade at 9am, followed by events at the Pioneer Village from 10.45am.

Entry to the entire event is free, so mark it in your calendar now.

Topics:  call to arms, first world war, laidley, laidley pioneer village


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