Sunbury’s not-for-profit community band has caught a big break.
Naturally Cool Big Band, formerly Sunbury Big Band, has been selected to perform in Australia’s biggest live production of an Elvis show – the Elvis 40th Anniversary Memorial Concert.
The 24 local musicians will take to the stage alongside other performers at Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday, July 15.
One of the band’s saxophonists, Andrew McSwain, said the band members were “very excited”.
“It’s the biggest opportunity our little band has ever had,” he said.
The big band started about eight years ago as a not-for-profit group to raise money for charity and performs five to six shows a year.
The band was recommended to the Elvis show’s conductor, John St Peeters, following a performance at Sunbury Bowls Club last year.
Made up of nine saxophonists, six trombonists, five trumpeters, three percussionists and a vocalist, the band rehearses once a week during the year and twice a week in the lead-up to shows.
To purchase tickets call: 136 100