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2016 Festival of Bands

Friday 28th October 2016

Concert 7pm - 9.30pm

Festival showcasing the Senior Concert, Waterford, Beginner and Jazz Bands with special guest Clarinet and Saxophone virtuoso Andy Firth



The R.J. Wallace Performing Arts Centre, Waverley College, 131 Birrell Street, Waverley

Special Guest - Andy Firth

Andy Firth is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding jazz clarinet players in the world today, having played internationally with some of the finest performers and ensembles in both classical and jazz music. His mastery of the clarinet and saxophone, unrivaled expression of tone and technique, and endless devotion and enthusiasm has earned Andy a reputation as a performer not to be missed! In 2008, Andy performed a “Tribute to the great jazz clarinetists” with jazz clarinet legend Buddy DeFranco as his guest artist at Carnegie Hall. As a composer, Andy has 500 compositions to his name some of which are full scale classically oriented or chamber music works. In 2000, US mouthpiece maker, Lomax Classic further honored Andy with his own series of clarinet mouthpieces, the “Andy Firth Jazz Series”. Andy received an Australian MO Award for “best live jazz performer” in 2006 and he is the Australian artist for Buffet Crampon clarinets, Rico Reeds, Julius Keilwerth saxophones and Lomax Classic Mouthpieces.


Andy Firth will hold workshops with the Senior Concert Band and the Jazz Band during the day, culminating in an evening of performance.


Tickets are available for purchase on Trybookings.  Click on the following link:



The Music Supporter Group will have light refreshments available for purchase on the evening.  If you would like to assist or can help with any donations, please contact the President of the Music Supporter Group, Claudine Tinellis, on