Group Guide: Toowoomba
BRANCH meets on the first Thursday of the month at 9.30am at All Seasons Function Centre, corner North and Tor streets, Wilsonton. On the third Thursday of the month we have a bus trip. Our first morning tea of 2020 will be on February 6, when we give our yearly donation to the Hospice and will be entertained by Ron Fraser. For more phone Desma on 07 4613 6750.
TAKE your grandkids along to Under the Sea these school holidays. From January 13-19 from 9.30am to 2pm daily. Cost $10 per child. Uncover creatures of the marine world as we bring the ocean to the museum for the summer school holidays. Thanks to the team at Ocean Life Education, you van learn about and meet marine animals including jellyfish, sea horses, baby sharks, sea cucumbers, sea stars, baby stingrays, turtles, crustaceans, coral and more. At 27 Lindsay St, Toowoomba. For more details, phone 4659 4914 or visit cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au.
COUNCIL'S Toowoomba's Summer Tunes program provides free, live music at popular parks in the Toowoomba region and is a great way to relax with friends and family. Concerts feature local musicians from a variety of music genres and can be enjoyed on weekends throughout February and March. Bring some snacks, a picnic blanket and a hat and settle in for some downtime! These are subject to weather conditions.
February 2-23, 10am - noon in the children's play area. No bands. Face painting by Cleo the Clown.
The Hobsons will perform on February 2 from noon-3pm at the band stand area.
The Hobsons are a family band based in Highfields and feature Gerard, Judy and Georgia Hobson. The Hobsons have released a debut album 'Don't Look Back', featuring original catchy music mixed with lyrics that are about real subjects.
On February 9, the Vavachi Jazz & Swing featuring Rhydian Lewis with a four-piece band, piano/keys, drums, bass guitar and live vocals will be the main act.
On February 16 the Jim Miller Big Band will perform. Formed by the late Jim Miller, the band continues to performs many of the tunes he loved from the big band era. Included are original arrangements of popular songs from big band leaders such as Glen Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. The band is composed of up to 16 musicians and includes both male and female vocalists.
On February 23 the 100-year-old-plus Toowoomba Municipal Brass Band will play music of all styles from the traditional to the modern, classic to rock.
Laurel Bank Park
Picnic Pleasures will be the theme for the performance of 2 Timing on February 2, from noon-3pm at the music tent by the hall. Cathy and Walter are 2 Timing and offer a massive repertoire of songs from the 1950s to current popular hits including rock 'n' roll, pop, country, swing and European.
On February 9 Timeless , a four-piece group featuring guitar, keyboard, saxophone, drums and vocals will perform. Just like the name, the music is timeless, soothing and relaxing.
On February 16 Johnny Jump Up will perform. This is Toowoomba's own little piece of Ireland and songs range from traditional and classic Irish songs, with the odd reel or jig thrown into the mix, as well as up-tempo, foot-tapping singalong Irish folk songs. Instruments used are acoustic guitars, mandolin bodhran (Irish drum) and bass guitar.
On February 23 Undercover performs. Undercover produce great live music in combination with quality backing tracks. They play the hits from the 60s through to the 90s and their motto is: 'We keep the hits coming!' UnderCover comprises Martin Paroz on lead vocals and harmonies, Gayle Dixon on lead vocals and harmonies and Ian Dixon on drums.
On March 29 from 3-6pm at the Cambooya Recreation Grounds on Lucy St guests can check out Irish-inspired Johnny Jump Up. Songs range from traditional and classic Irish songs, with the odd reel or jig thrown in.
On March 15 Flashback will perform from 10.30am-1pm at the Cecil Plains Homestead on the Condamine River. Flashback appeal to a wide audience and will perform a huge selection of songs spanning from Elvis to Johnny Cash, Credence to the Beatles, plus a sprinkling of country greats. Flashback is one of Toowoomba's most popular bands.
On March 1 Slow Train Coming will perform from 11am-2pm at Centenary Park, Curnow St. Think of a five-piece band with horns. Formed last century, this band has performed more than 600 live shows at venues across southern Queensland. Their influences include rock, pop, blues, jazz, soul and Memphis. They are a cover band that plays popular hits from the past four decades.
On March 29 Tux will perform from noon-3pm at by the war memorial on Marcotta St. Greg Bird Entertainment and Promotions has brought together some of Toowoomba's finest musicians - Bernard Borserio on piano, Camillo Lanzafamie on bass, Mark Nuss on drums, Allan Skerman on trumpet, Mal Gaydon on trombone, Paul Hendon on sax and Greg Bird as vocalist - to form Tux. Tux plays swing jazz to popular rock.
On March 1 Killin Time will perform with the program running from 10am-1pm at Arthur Shooter Park on Stanley St. Join Andrew Kucks, Phillip Vellacott, Jared and Nathan Walmsley for a rare Toowoomba show, as Killin Time play popular songs from 25 years of experiences at The Gympie Music Muster.
On March 22 the Paul Edwards Quartet will perform at the Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village, Pioneer Way. The program continues from 3pm - 6pm. This four-piece band plays a broad range from jazz through to blues, cabaret and fusion. These experienced musicians will surprise and delight with well-loved tunes on a summer's day in the park.