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A music-themed corner of the Anderson gardens

MUSIC-lovers Brian and Dianne Anderson will open their magnificent Red Hill garden next week for “Music in the Garden”, a fundraiser for the Salvation Army’s new “Just Brass” program.

Visitors, “CityNews” hears, will be met with fanfares by local brass players and the gardens will come alive to the sound of organ works performed by Brendon Lukin, who is expected to play works from Bach to “Colonel Bogey March”.

“Just Brass” gained national awareness through the TV series, “Don’t Stop the Music”, which followed the musical journey of students as they met the challenges of learning an instrument.

The program begins next term, when 20 nominated students from one local school will receive free lessons, free access to an instrument, transport, afternoon teas, books and a T-shirt.

All musicians have donated their time for this event, which will have Christmas puddings, sausage sandwiches and drinks for sale. Patrons are welcome to bring a picnic and rug, but no alcohol.

“Music in the Garden”, address supplied on purchase of ticket, 1pm-3.30pm, Saturday, October 12. Booking to Donations to “Just Brass” are welcome via


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