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Carnival of the Animals

Darwin City Brass Band returns with a sweet seaside community concert at Sunset Park in Nightcliff, celebrating all creatures great and small.

By Tierney White

THIS SPECIAL FREE event features Angie Sublime as ringmaster, Rachel Wharam on vocals, plus circus tricks from the Amazing Miss Deb. City of Darwin's Animal Education Team is also coming to the party, as well as RSPCA Northern Territory with all sorts of goodies and information.

The fun’s backed by the sounds of the much-loved Darwin City Brass Band – this time, under the baton of Musical Director Jack Risos in his first Dry season concert with the band. He says he’s happy to be at the helm of such a cherished part of Darwin’s history.

“I feel great about leading Darwin City Brass Band as Musical Director. It's wonderful to conduct such a community-focused group filled with friendly and dedicated people,” he says.

“Darwin City Brass Band holds a lot of meaning for the Darwin community. As a longstanding part of the city's cultural fabric for over a century, it’s been entertaining the people of Darwin for generations, which is a wonderful history. Additionally, it nurtures young local musicians, ensuring continuity for the future.

“Our repertoire is diverse, ranging from jazz and pop classics to show tunes, original pieces, and classical favourites. We aim to cater to a wide audience with eminently listenable music.”

Bring along a chair or picnic rug, fill those bellies with delish bites from local food vans or bring along your own picnic, and soak up the glorious sunset in one of the sweetest settings in Darwin.

Carnival of the Animals

Photo: Marianne Harvey

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