Hahndorf Band Festivals

Hahndorf Band Festival 2007

The Hahndorf Band Festival 2007 was held on Saturday and Sunday 5th & 6th May

This band festival was again a success, and organizers were confident the event can make its mark as a regular feature of the cultural calendar in the historic Adelaide Hills town.

Commencing with the march in the Main Street Hahndorf, there was a great atmosphere with the colour and sound of the marching bands bringing the town alive among the locals, tourists and all of the bands supporters. The participating bands were Enfield Brass, K & N Spring Gully Brass, Mitcham City and of course the Adelaide Hills own Hahndorf Town Band.

Bands and supporters converged on the Hahndorf Institute at 1.00pm for the Entertainment contest. Master of Ceremonies for the day was Dr Kevin Cameron, Musical Director for the Hahndorf Town Band. Audiences were thrilled to four different entertainment programs from each band, and to which adjudicator Mr Kerry Hewitt was challenged to pick a winner under the contest’s handicap system. Enfield Brass was chosen as the winners with the Hahndorf Band placed as runner-up.

Final Adjudicator Scores for the day were:

Results - Hahndorf Band Festival 2007
Band March Entertainment
Enfeild Brass 38 100
Hahndorf Town Band 35 99
Mitcham City Band 40 95
K & N Spring Gully Brass 94


Later on Saturday evening the Hahndorf Town Band presented its annual Musikfest to a very appreciative audience. Supporting the Band were local singing trio, the Raymond Sisters, Mud Drummers and Pembroke Jazz. The program also featured the presentation of awards to Band members, including Badges of Merit to Andrew Edgeworth and David Kramm, and Life Membership of the SA Band Association to Greg Francis.

As a new initiative, the Band represented its Musikfest program to a Sunday afternoon audience, which included the drawing of the Band Festival lottery as a fitting finale to the weekend’s festivities.