SAPPHIRE CITY CONCERT BAND TAKES UP RESIDENCE AT INVERELL CAMPUS
NECOM welcomed the Sapphire City Concert Band to take up residence in the Campus in 2014 and now provides permanent rehearsal and instrument storage space, in addition to performance venues tp the Band.
Congratulations to the Sapphire City Concert Band committee for its initiative and commitment to making the Campus their new home. Committee members, led by Geoff and Nicky Croft, have spearheaded the spruce-up of the Campus with many volunteer hours spent on painting and repairs to the buildings and demountable.
The Committee successfully applied for a Community Building Partnerships Grant (with support from Adam Marshall MP) mid-year to make significant improvements to the campus including an upgrade of security lighting, reconnection of water and toilet facilities in the demountable, painting and sound insulation in studios.
The Sapphire City Band has presented concerts at the Campus and in Inverell across the year, including a Mini Minstrels concert mid-year where NECOM Early Childhood teacher Wendy Chatterton introduced children and families to the fun of playing along with the band.