Gladstone Municipal Band's first feature concert since 1999! On the 22 October, 2004, Gladstone Municipal Band will be hosting a Gala Concert to toe people of the city of Gladstone. While secondary purposes of the concert are for recruitment and publicity, the concert aims to bring citizens of Gladstone back to an era of entertainment rarely featured in our city. funds for the concert have been provided by many Gladstone businesses, including local radio station 4CC (927AM) providing $3000 worth of advertising, and Boyne Smelters providing the money necessary to cover the use of the Gladstone Entertainment Centre in Goondoon Street, opposite the new City Library. Guest musicians throughout the night include Gladstone State High Schools Symphonic and Concert bands, the Star of the Sea Primary School and chanel College High School choirs, and soloists. Three of the featured soloists for the evening have a high standard of performance. The highest achieving of these is former Musical Director and National Euphonium champion, Bill Barker. Also heard throughout the evening will will be three time primary school brass champion in the Gladstone Eisteddfod Jordan Kennedy on trumpet and cornert; and up-and-coming cornet talent, and state Juvenile place-getter and recipient of the highest brass solo score twice in Gladstone eisteddfod, Timothy Opstelten, playing cornet. Also performing will be Emma Hosking (Tenor Horn), Brendan Deacon (Baritone) and current Musical Director Chris Allen (EEb Bass). The evening will end with a massed performance of all wind ensembles, featuring the audience classic "Hootenany". Tickets are $10 Adults, and $5 students/pensioners.