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The Expo City Marching Band

The 66-strong ensemble of the 'Expo City Marching Band' was born out of an idea by Head of the Entertainment Division, Ric Birch, after his experiences from working with Marching Bands for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

A project 3 years in the making, in mid-1986 students from three Brisbane High Schools were chosen to form the core of the band, and they began their performance schedule at large live events as a preparation for the Exposition in late 1987.
During their hectic Exposition schedule they performed in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as National Day events, Day parades and in the various different performing venues of the Expo, in a variety of configurations which allowed swing, rock, classical chamber groups, fanfare groups, dixie, brass and woodwind groups, pop, and a clown band.

Photograph courtesy of
Greg Keogh

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