Launceston's RSL Band and Choirs
The Mayor hosts a range of civic events, including Australia Day, ANZAC Day and citizenship ceremonies, as well as celebrations of major milestones by community organisations. Major events usually include performances by Launceston's officially appointed city choir, handbell choir or concert band. For more information please call the Council's Civic Affairs Coordinator on 03 6323 3142 or send an email.
City of Launceston RSL Band
The City of Launceston RSL Band is a traditional brass band composed of brass and percussion instrumentalists.
Vox Harmony - City of Launceston Choir
Vox Harmony was started in February 2009 under the auspices of Launceston Musical Society and is directed by the ever flamboyant and energetic Denise Sam. Since inception, Vox Harmony has built its membership to around 55 members and are continuing to build on their varied repertoire. The choir is open to any interested adult singers in the community with intakes at the beginning of each calendar year. Musical Director, Denise Sam, likes to offer a broad variety of music from gospel and African folk to classical and pop.
The choir performs each year at Festival of Voices in Hobart and extensively around Launceston. Vox Harmony is actively involved in the local community performing and fund-raising for Relay for Life and The Examiner's Empty Stocking Appeal. Each year Vox Harmony presents their "Musical Moments" fund-raising concert in November, with all proceeds going to The Examiner's Empty Stocking Appeal. Members of Vox Harmony may also be involved in Launceston Musical Society productions and a small contingent has represented Vox Harmony at Chorus Oz in Sydney.
As the Council's official choir for the city as of 2013, Vox Harmony will perform at the Australia Day citizenship and ANZAC Day ceremonies.
City of Launceston Handbell Choir
The City of Launceston Handbell Choir occasionally performs at civic functions and travelled to the Handbell Society of Australasia 24th Annual Festival in 2007 to represent Launceston. In 2003 Launceston City Council purchased the John Lees Memorial Handbells and the City of Launceston Handbell Choir was formed. The 37 bell set has a range of three octaves and is played in the method known as 'in hand ringing', where each ringer is responsible for ringing up to four separate bells.