The official launch of Big Band Blast 2022 is Friday 27th May. Blast Off is in the Panthers auditorium at 6pm and will feature the Big Band Blast Trio, the JMI Jazz Orchestra, the Sydney Con Big Band as well as our special guests. Come and join in the fun and listen to our special guest bands perform. Entry for those who are not registering for the weekend is $10. Tickets available at Blast Central outside the auditorium or via StickyTickets.
There is a bistro at the club, and fast food options just outside the club. Fast food from outside cannot be brought into Panthers Club. Students must be escorted by a teacher or parent when re-entering the club. Wristbands must be worn the whole weekend.
Bandemonium begins on Saturday 28th May at 9am until 5pm with 3 stages at Panthers Club (Auditorium, Kove Lounge, and Kove Deck). Performances by 23 bands are free to watch for the public. Workshops are also running throughout the day and attendance to these are strictly for wristband holders only - bands are assigned their workshop times. Please stick to these times to be covid-safe. Wristbands can be purchased at Blast Central outside the Panthers Auditorium on Friday from 3pm and all day on Saturday for $88 and cover all workshops over the weekend.
Our special "Back to Blast" Saturday night concert is held at Panthers Auditorium from 7.30pm. The concert features performances by our special guests and features The Australian Army Band, Sydney and the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available from StickyTickets or Blast Central desk outside the Auditorium for $25.
Sunday 29th May kicks off at 8.30am with a short workshop by Dan Quigley in the auditorium on playing the parade charts followed by a crazy, colourful Street Parade. Wear a crazy hat and bring something to blow or bang and join in the fun. Parade is 9am starting at Westport Park.
After the parade the Australian Army Band (Sydney) will give a special concert/workshop for all in the auditorium.
Instrument specific workshops continue after the concert from 11am followed by a wrap up with a final concert by the guest artists finishing at 1pm.