Travel the melodies of The Blue Marble

Leading Aircraftwoman Samantha Webber, Sergeant Barney Loveland and Leading Aircraftman Chris Vizard. (Ivan Kemp) 408546_10

Prepare to soar the skies as the rhythm and melodies of the Royal Australian Air Force Band take listeners through The Blue Marble.

The band will bring the majestic and sweeping melodies of Julie Giroux’s The Blue Marble to the Wesley Uniting Church on 100 Yarra Street on Friday, May 24, from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Royal Australian Air Force Band commanding officer Squadron Leader Dan Phillips said he was looking forward to having the band perform in Geelong.

“It’s a fantastic band in a beautiful space, so it’ll be a great concert…and I’m really looking forward to hearing the band in that space,” he said.

“We’re a 40-piece wind band, and there’s everything you’ve seen in an orchestra except for the strings, so something for everyone.

“It’s been a while since we’ve been to Geelong to do a concert performance, so we thought we’d bring the band down to perform a classical music-based concert.”

David Bedford’s ‘Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves’, Anne Cawrse’s ‘Skin Metal Wood: Percussion Concerto,’ and Verdi’s timeless masterpiece, ‘La Forza Del Destino’ will also come to life during the performance.

The band will use the power and percussion of its wind instruments to take people on a musical journey that will leave a lasting impression on all who listen to it.

The Royal Australian Air Force Band looks to enhance the image and culture of the Air Force through music and ceremony through public and private appearances to build relationships with the community.