The Holdfast Bay Community Bands are encouraging interested players who wish to join a friendly and entertaining group, to come to rehearsal and have a listen. The two community bands are supported by the City of Holdfast Bay Council and financed by subscriptions, concert and marching proceeds and fundraising events. The H2 Band started in 2013. This band is for people of all ages who are learning to play a new instrument or simply wish to develop their skills. The Concert Band, founded in 1983, is a premier community band focussing on organised performances, fundraising events and celebrational marches. Their repertoire embraces many styles of music, including Classical, Jazz, Swing, Latin, film and music productions. Rehearsals are on Thursday nights, commencing at 6.30pm at the Kauri Community Centre, Lipson Avenue, Seacliff. This venue is well lit. with ample parking. For further information, phone Dave Oakley, 0438 951 738, or go to their website: holdfastbayconcertband.com