THEY CAME! THEY PLAYED! THEY CONQUERED!
The band of the 10th/27th Battalion Royal South Australia regiment played to a FULL HOUSE at the Murray Bridge Town Hall on Sunday, with their Centenary of Gallipoli tribute "Music from the War Years."
Songs from WW1, WW2 and the Korea and Vietnam Wars kept the crowd singing along and tapping their feet, but also sombre as the history of Gallipoli was read out by MC David Laing. Over 240 soldiers who landed at Gallipoli on ANZAC Day 1915 came from the rural areas around Murray Bridge.
The Band, led by Bandmaster SGT David Portakiewicz performed a vast array of songs, including those made famous by Glen Miller, The Beatles and John Schumann. There was hardly a dry eye when Musician Michael Bampton played the Last Post, accompanied by a fanfare from the Band.
Well done to the Band of the 10th/27th Battalion, and the Murray Bridge RSL for organizing such a wonderful presentation of good music.