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………  Authorities have issued a HIGH ALERT for the peaceful township of Gulgong and outlying areas for
SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2022 This quiet rural centre on NSW is set to be shattered by high winds, loud noises and loads of fun as the combined might of the Camden Community Band and Leichhardt Celebrity Brass descend upon the Prince of Wales Opera house to perform a range of classics honouring the late Queen, Judith Durham and Olivia Newton-John as well as a fun filled entertaining performance guaranteed to delight the audience.

This influx of enthusiasm, joy and sound may cause sudden outbursts of applause, cheering, singing and even aisle dancing so if you want to be a part of this wonderful event, click on the link below.

If we do not see you the local SES may be sent to drag you from safety!!

Tickets: Bands in the Bush Tickets, Prince of Wales Opera House, Gulgong | TryBooking Australia

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Great news for all our current and new members.

Rehearsals start back at the Camden Senior Citizens Centre, usual time, Tuesdays, 5-5:45 PM

Please be aware that to protect
Members and the Community
Safety Plan is in-force.


Camden RSL Sub-Branch
Camden Community Band

A fantastic inaugural concert to a “sell-out crowd” at the Carrington Retirement Village’s Recreation Hall turned an otherwise ordinary Sunday into a sparkling afternoon. Thanks to the Camden RSL Sub Branch for putting on the pre ANZAC Day event and to the Camden Community Band for their stunning performance.

Musical Director of Camden Community Band, Camden’s only Community Band, reported on the CCB Facebook page “Great concert today team, so much nicer to have Guy Walton, Francesca. Olsen with us and to have members of the audience tell me later they had seen photos of family members during the performance.”

Camden RSL Sub-Branch
2022 Concert


The President of the Camden RSL Sub-Branch Iain Richard-Evan  the Musical Director of  Camden Community Band (CCB) Murray Bishop have orchestrated  a concert paying tribute to service personnel titled: Music of the War Years. 

The MD proudly boasted that The concert will have a broad appeal  as it includes not only favourite oldies, but tunes from Korean and Vietnam conflict era.

CCB Musical Director Murray Bishop stated his appreciation of the financial support, commitment and encouragement provided by the RSL. 


1st Public Performance
Since Return From

COS band promo video

We all know what notes are in music….the little dots that sprawl endlessly over the page making it hard for players to interpret! But each note actually consists of three parts and as musicians its up to us to correctly decide what to do with each section.

The start of each note is called the Attack or Articulation it is how we strike each note, there are three broad options: “t” or normal articulation which can be over emphasised to produce a stronger accent “T”, “d” (or Dah tonguing) which produces a softer, sweeter sound (ideal for jazz or ballad playing) and ”L” which is almost a slur which will connect notes together

The centre of the note is the Duration and of course it affects the length of each note, but it is here that we discover the placement of Staccato and Tenuto, not in the initial articulation as is often tried. Staccato simply means we shorten the written duration, so the note is stepped off from the next note or in the case of Tenuto we broaden the duration, so it fills the entire note length.

At the end of the note is the Release: here we stop the note to play the next one. We have two basic choices; hard stop, using the tongue in a forward position or soft stop which is where we derive the syllable “Tah” the H is a soft sound without a definitive end.

By combining these three elements on each note and then adding volume and phrasing we can build a complete profile of every note we play and therefore give a full level of performance to the composers works.

One last note: every notation written on a sheet of music is a visual code about how it is to be played, your job as the player is to recreate to the best of your ability, the thoughts, and desires of the composer…… ENJOY!


Technical Skills Series

13 brief YouTube clips from MBM and presented by Murray Bishop.

These simple to understand, informative and essential tutorials are a must for anyone wanting to improve their music.  Watch these short YouTube videos for magical results.

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