Type of post: Club news
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 23 Oct 2016
Novatones have had a very busy year preparing for, and organising, the 2016 National Convention.  We had great pleasure in introducing many first time visitors to our region and hope they were equally pleased and will want to return again in the future.  The comments from the locals and visitors alike were positive and made all the hard work worthwhile.  We would like to extend a very warm thank you to all the choruses, quartets, and partners for helping make this convention a success.  We had great support from Newcastle City Council and The Wests Group – nothing was too much trouble.  We now look forward to Sydney in 2017.  Always good to catch up with the familiar faces and meet new members from afar.
We’re approaching the fun part of the year when we start our Christmas carols at the local shopping centres and entertainment strips.  This is not only a good fund raising time but also a chance to get out and recruit new members simply by ensuring people get to see and hear us.  Requests for Novatones to perform seem to increase each year and we’re reaching a wider market.  Some of our members recently sang at a Newcastle City Council Regional promotion.  From there we were approached to sing the National Anthem at the opening of the Newcastle Spring Racing Carnival.  A great afternoon and very well received by the large crowd.
Time to brush up on a few carols and maybe learn a new one or two.
Brian Bleakley - President