Media Release

Christmas Carols Marathon continues


Federation Square

The Victorian State Youth Brass Band has called for all players of brass instruments to attend Federation Square from 8.00am and join the second day of the World Record attempt. The Band started playing at 7.00am on Monday in its attempt to play forty hours of Christmas Carols non stop to create a new Guinness Book of Records performance. 


Media Alert

8.00am Tuesday 21 December 2010

Christmas Carols Marathon
Victorian State Youth Brass Band To Attempt
40 Hour Guinness Book of Records performance

Centre Stage, Federation Square, Melbourne

The Victorian State Youth Brass Band

By lunchtime today the Band will have played approximately 150 Christmas Carols and is well on track to play 800 Carols when it finishes at 11.00pm Tuesday night.

The thirty member band is playing Christmas Carols in order to raise awareness of a major European Tour in 2011 with the Marathon 'Play-a-thon' on Monday 20th December and Tuesday 21st December.

The Victorian State Youth Brass Band is an organisation which helps improve the level of performance of some of the best young brass musicians aged from 10 to 25 years from Victorian Regional and Metropolitan Brass Bands in Victoria, under the leadership and direction of professional musicians.

In 2011 the Victorian State Youth Brass Band will be travelling to Europe where they will be performing in many of Europe's best concert halls, parks and venues. The Band will visit Germany, Belgium, UK, France, and Austria whilst passing through many of the other neighbouring countries.

NB. Band members also come from regional Victoria - please contact Michael Sullivan for details - Mobile: 0438 551 833.

Media Enquiries:
Live crosses to the Band can be made by calling: Michael O'Sullivan, Representative, Victorian State Youth Brass Band - Mobile: 0438 551 833
Ron Smith, Corporate Media Communications, Fed Square - Mobile: 0417 329 201