Marananga Brass Band showcase Barossa’s best

Demi and Tahnee Koch with their father, Pete at the electronic organ.

There was band music, singing and coffee as Marananga Brass Band showcased many of the Barossa’s most talented musical artists when they held their annual Night of Music to a packed audience at Tanunda Show Hall on Saturday night.

Dennis Tuit, president of Marananga Brass Band, extended an official welcome to everyone. He acknowledged band members, Trevor Wilksch and Bevan Roennfeldt who played at every Night of Music performance since 1973 and also welcomed 10 year old musician, Eddie Schutz who was enjoying his first year with the band.

Tony Pilkington was compere for the night and Thomas Ludi, musical director led the band which, for the first time, performed its Night of Music as part of the Barossa Vintage Festival programme. 

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Jeannette Mickan led  the community singing which included a number of well known popular German songs.

Pete Koch showed his musical talent on the electronic organ as he provided accompaniment to singing of his two daughters, Tahnee and Demi.

Steve Angel , on electronic organ and Megan Isaacson were other guest artists who sang and Megan’s husband played accompaniment on the saxophone. 

Gabrielle Bakker, aged 18, a  member of Marananga Brass Band, played a trombone solo, Danny Boy.

At interval everyone enjoyed a free cup of coffee with milk kindly provided by Jersery Fresh Milk, Greenock.