The Band made their 9th appearance at the world famous Meredith Music Festival in December 2013, and the intense media coverage leading up to our appearance had the crowd in a frenzy of anticipation as we took the stage on a mild and pleasant Saturday morning.
The irrepressible Bob Pattie took the conductor’s baton, forgoing his usual role as our solo trumpeter extraordinaire, and led the band with great gusto through a series of classics old and new.
This photo is from Aunty Meredith’s official photo stream, which is a great source of colourful snaps from the Festival:
This year’s setlist included some ripping songs from the Beatles and Queen, some old time favourites like Little Brown Jug, and even a Lady Gaga song in case anyone under 30 was listening.
This year we warmed up the stage for some great Aussie bands like Beasts of Bourbon and Spiderbait, as well as international megastars Chic, who are the undisputed kings of disco music.
Our banner-making friends from last year were there again too, and hooked us up with another great sign to adorn our band room – thanks!
The Meredith gig is always a highlight of our year, and 2013 was no exception.