A post to catch up on forgotten gigs/posts before lockdown took us by storm.
FLORES DE MAYO
For those who don’t know what Flores de Mayo is, it is a Filipino festival celebrated in May. It is a celebration that lasts a month-long and is designated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
As a result, our performance during the festival consisted of hymns and songs centred around Mary and her grace. Additionally, we were able to perform our usual jazzy set after the festival had ended.
The performances were held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church Rosemeadow and John Therry Catholic College.
Unlike previous years Blacktown’s City Festival event “Streets Alive” has been revamped for this year (2021) having a brand new name and location. Blacktown Parkfest was located at the Blacktown International Sportspark and had several performances, market stalls, and free rides to entertain those of all ages.
And luckily for us, we were able to perform for this event twice. Our first performance was on Stage 3 and at 10 am we performed our usual set of jazz, rock, and pop. After an amazing performance, we had a bit of time before the march which allowed us to explore the place.
As the parade was about to get started, we got ourselves into our marching uniforms and we fell into our position for the parade. Everything went smoothly and it was an amazing event. We ended up wandering around as the stalls and environment were so captivating.
If you ever get the chance, don’t miss out on the next Blacktown Parkfest!
We were so excited to hear that we were invited to perform at this year’s (2021) annual Riverstone Festival! Similar to Blacktown Parkfest we performed in the street parade which commenced at 11 am. It was amazing to see the community get together after a long battle with the pandemic.