NOV 9 & 10 - The Three Little Sisters & the Band of the 10th/27th Battalion
Andrews Sisters
As we know an actual concert  by the Andrews Sisters is decades too late.  However as one of the most popular entertainment acts during the 1930’s and  1940’s Patty, LaVerne and Maxine took the world by storm and during World War 2 travelled thousands of miles entertaining the allied troops.

When the war ended in 1945 it was the Andrews Sisters, who on a tour of Italy entertaining the troops, first announced the end of the war to 5,000  Allied troops at a concert.

Now we have the Three Little Sisters being acclaimed and honouring the original trio with their Tribute Show.  However for 2 very special concerts we are joining forces with the Little Sisters and the incredible band of the 10th/27th Battalion Royal South Australian Regiment to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War 2 and the 75th anniversary of D Day, the allied invasion of Europe.

For this, and only in Port Augusta and Clare, we are presenting a recreation of a concert the Original Andrews Sisters may have given to the troops.  For these concerts we are not only honouring those who fought for freedom in World War 2 but our own serving men and women from the Anzacs to the present day.

We are honoured to have the band of the 10th/27th Battalion Royal South Australian Regiment with these concerts. Beginning life with the “Adelaide Rifles” around 1860, the band is the oldest serving Military Band in Australia.  Members of the bands over the years have served with all South Australian Infantry Battalions including those Battalions who were among the first ashore at Gallipoli on April 25 1918

As a thank you to our troops, the charity Soldier On will be the recipient of profits from these concerts

Lea Memorial Theatre Port Augusta
Saturday Nov 9, 7:30pm

Clare High School Oval 
Sunday Nov 10, 2:30pm

Event info coming soon

BAND OF THE 10th/27th BATTALION, ROYAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA REGIMENT

The Band of the 10th/27th Battalion, Royal South Australia Regiment is the oldest serving Military Band in Australia, it’s heritage begins with the formation of ‘The Adelaide Rifles’ circa 1860, and draws it’s lineage from the Bands that have served with all South Australian Infantry Battalions, including those which served in both World Wars.  These Battalions were among the first ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

Today, the Band is comprised completely of Part time Soldiers.  This means being an Army Musician is their part time job. The Band is made up of teachers, Engineers, managers, office workers, students and stay at home parents. The Band even represents all 3 emergency services. Police, Fire and Ambulance.

Today, the Band performs at Regal, Vice-Regal, Ceremonial and Civic functions and provides support to South Australian based units of the Australian Defence Force.

The Band’s repertoire encompasses many musical styles including military music, classical, modern popular, jazz and vocal arrangements and Pipes and Drums. It is this versatility that enables the Band to serve both the military and the public of South Australia with quality and entertaining music.

Over the years the Band has been recognised with several honours and awards.  One of its most prestigious awards is the Advance Australia Award which the Band received for its Outstanding Contribution to Music. It was the first time this honour had been bestowed upon an Australian Defence Force Unit.

The Band was invited to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Military Tattoo as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. The Band has also performed in Glasgow and at the International Highland Games in Perth, Scotland. Members of the Band have also performed all over the World including France, Switzerland and Malaysia.

The Band also has members that have been on Operations, including Operation Gold, Operation Anode and Operation Resolute.

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