On the evening of Friday the 4th of October the Unley Concert Band said farewell to a man who will be remembered for many years to come.Members past and present attended a special dinner at Citi Zen restaurant to pay tribute to Dr. Kevin Cameron.
Dr. Kevin Cameron arrived in Unley to take hold of the Unley Concert Band in 2001. Then, the Unley Concert Band met in the old Unley RSL hall and comprised fewer than 30 members. It’s capacity to perform was limited but the journey it would go on with Kevin at its helm would see it travel the world and become a nationally recognised and awarded band.
Today, the band has grown and more than doubled from it’s 30 members in 2001 to over 70 members today. It no longer plays in the Unley RSL hall but in the Unley Town Hall. It has its own CD, “Uniquely Unley”. It has gone from a non competitive band into the State winner of the Open C, then Open B, then Open A Championships. But it did not stop there. The Unley Concert Band then went on to win the National Championships for MArching Bands and was recognised as the 2nd best band in the Australia.
The Unley Concert Band have been well led by Dr. Kevin Cameron and it was an honour to say a few words on behalf of the City in recognition of his leadership and inspiration in bringing music into the hearts and minds of residents and for also bringing Unley onto the State, National and International stage.