Sam Vail is a trumpet player and recently moved to Parkes to complete his university thesis with the Parkes Shire Council.
“With my thesis being quite intensive, I knew I would need to get my head away from it at times, and there is no better way of doing that than playing the trumpet.”
He heard that Parkes had a shire band and within his first week in town, he reached out and went to a rehearsal.
“It has been great fun to find other musicians in town to play with – they are very welcoming to new people rocking up. I’m looking forward to playing with the band at events.”
The Parkes Shire Concert Band is planning a community concert in July in collaboration with other regional bands. A few band members are playing in the Parkes M&D musical Wicked, starting today and promising to be a fantastic show!