ZERO GRAVITY - ISOLATION MUSIC VIDEO IN COLLABORATION WITH GLENFERRIE BRASS!
14 October 2020
We are proud to present our isolation recording of ‘Zero Gravity ’ to mark Mental Health Week.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, bands have been unable to rehearse together as normal, with all of our usual events and performances having been cancelled for most of 2020. Instead, members have been keeping up their practice from home. Just as well, too! For now, we bring you a video recorded virtually in each of our homes.
In a collaboration between City of Greater Dandenong Band and Glenferrie Brass, with the support of Skunkworks Productions Ltd, and featuring the stunning vocals of It’s Danielle Matthews, we present our take on ‘Zero Gravity’. Made famous by Kate Miller-Heidke at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, and written by Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir Nuttall and Julian Hamilton, this version has been arranged perfectly for brass by Steve Semmler-Farr.
Bringing a message of strength and hope, ‘Zero Gravity’ is a song about overcoming depression and seeing the colour come back into the world again. Even though we are physically apart right now, music is something that brings us together. Hopefully this recording brings a little colour to your world today.
Thanks must also go to Dandenong Band’s own Cameron Sanders who has been working tirelessly to coordinate this project, and who has given his time and sound and video production skills so generously.
We hope to be playing live for you all again soon - but for now, we hope you enjoy ‘Zero Gravity’!
ANZAC DAY 2020
Saturday 25 April 2020
The Band commemorated ANZAC Day a little differently this year. For the past 60+ years we have participated in local services with the Noble Park RSL, Springvale RSL, and Dandenong RSL Branches. This year our Band members and supporters remembered and showed their respect to all our service men and women past and present, in smaller, more private services across Victoria and interstate.
Many of our members played the Last Post at the end of their driveways, and stood with their neighbours to remember Them.
Our Musical Director - Jamie Lawson, played the Last Post in the Melbourne Docklands for the residents in surrounding apartment towers standing on their balconies.
Dandenong Band Honour Wall and Life Member - Alan Collard - who last year made local news headlines for providing bugle calls at nine separate ANZAC services at age 80, again made headlines this year for the private Dawn Service he conducted in his street. Alan was joined by his Grade 6 neighbour Isabella who recited her poem - Stand Tall - for which she won the Glen Eira City Council 2019 My Brother Jack Literacy Award.
Although this year was a little different to ‘normal’, many of our members and supporters have commented on how special and touching their ANZAC Services were for them this year.
Lest We Forget.
All band performances are cancelled untill further notice due to the current health crisis.
The City of Greater Dandenong Band is an Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Red25 is the group donation program of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Their goal is to rally organisations and groups across the country to achieve, together, 25% of the blood donations needed by Australia.
It’s about raising spirits and team pride - and about the sense of unity you get from working together for something bigger than yourself.
You can join our Red25 group HERE using our group name:
City of Greater Dandenong Band
And you can check out our Red25 Group Tally HERE