Queensland Wind and Brass
2015 Season 1
Queensland Wind and Brass is busy rehearsing for our first concert season for 2015. QWAB's first major concert will be "An Australian Story". For the first concert season of 2015, QWAB welcomes guest conductor Alisa Jones to the podium.
QWAB's concert, An Australian Story, will feature works by Australian composers and tell musical versions of great Australian stories. The concert will feature 'First Man Ashore', a piece commissioned by QWAB to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing of the ANZACs in World War 1, in 1915. First Man Ashore was composed by renowned Australian composer Graham Lloyd. Graham Lloyd is a well-respected member of the Army musical society having previously been a musical director for the Defence Force. The piece is a tribute to the Queensland 9th Battalion's Lt. Duncan Chapman. Lt Chapman is attributed as being the first man to set foot on the Gallipoli beaches on the morning of 25 April, 1915.