Brass Band members are rewarded

Two members of the Whyalla Community Brass Band recently received prestigious awards for their musical talent and commitment to the band.

Larissa Durdin received an award for her Outstanding Applied Achievement in Musical Performance while Kane Lennon received the 2017 Jim Terry Award.

The awards were sponsored by McDonalds, one of the main supporters of the band, and were presented by deputy mayor Jenny Barnes and Councillor Claire McLaughlin.

Larissa, who has played the trombone in the band for five months, said she enjoyed learning a variety of songs as part of a group.

“I enjoy participating in the live performances, this award reflects the effort I’ve put into the band,” she said.

Kane plays the tuba, and has been in the band for two years. He said he liked playing the tuba because it was a new challenge for him.

“I enjoyed learning a new instrument, previously I played the saxophone. It was a good challenge to learn something new,” he said. “I enjoy meeting new people while playing new music.”