City of Launceston RSL Band Inc. (Incorporating Northern Suburbs Silver Band & Invermay Silver Band)  
  • Band has reasons to blow its own trumpet (The Examiner 20/10/12 by Mary Machen)

    20 October at 14:06 from atlas

    One, two, three times a winner. 

    That's what the City of Launceston RSL Band is celebrating after its third consecutive win in the annual Tasmanian Bands League state contest, held in Hobart.

    The time and effort of musical director David Potter and all players was rewarded with the band being placed first in the open B-grade brass section.

    For Potter, an experienced French horn player, conductor and music teacher, it was his fifth time leading the band in the competitions, which attracted seven other open brass bands and four junior bands through grades A to D from around Tasmania and Victoria.

    The contest also marked the last performance with the city of Launceston RSL Band by a member of the Falla family.  Kathy Falla, the band's soprano cornet player for the past few years and a well-known brass music teacher in Launceston, along with her daughters Mollie (solo cornet) and Charlotte (trombone), has left the band, as they are moving to Queensland.  Potter said the departure of the Falla trio meant the band was on the lookout for new players on both brass and percussion. Inquiries: 0406 633 973.