Anzac Day, 2018: March in Bathurst | Video

MARCH READY: Eglinton Public School students Amelia Taylor, 10, and Brianna Sufong, 9, will take part in the Combined Schools Marching Band on Anzac Day. Photo: NADINE MORTON 041318nmband
MARCH READY: Eglinton Public School students Amelia Taylor, 10, and Brianna Sufong, 9, will take part in the Combined Schools Marching Band on Anzac Day. Photo: NADINE MORTON 041318nmband

MUSICIANS for the Combined Schools Marching Band are needed for Anzac Day in Bathurst.

The band took part in the day’s main parade for the first time last year, with students from government, independent and Catholic schools across Bathurst taking part.

Band co-ordinator Hollie Coleman said while 60 students had already registered to march while playing their instruments, more were welcome.

“We’re looking for any kids that play concert band instruments from primary and secondary schools,” she said.

“They will be part of the parade and will march from the RSL around to Kings Parade.”

Ms Coleman said while all Bathurst region schools had already been invited to take part as a group, individual students were also welcome, even if their school was not joining in.

“It’s completely open, it doesn’t cost anything and we’ll supply the music and teach you how to march,” she said.

“They just need to wear their full school uniform on the day.”

A rehearsal will be held this Sunday at Walmer Park, off Bradwardine Road, from 10am until 2pm.

No bookings are necessary and interested student musicians are invited to attend the rehearsal to find out more.

The Combined Schools Marching Band is part of the Bathurst City and RSL Band Association.

  • See the Combined Schools Marching Band in action during the 2017 Anzac Day march (forward through to two minutes into the video below).