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RASWA link up with Robert Childs Down Under
Dr. Robert Childs returns to Perth to conduct at the 2013 Australian Nationals.

Perth Western Australia


As revealed in an interview at the recent Norwegian National Championships in Bergen, Dr. Robert Childs will return to Australia later this year to conduct Royal Agricultural Society (RASWA) Brass at the 2013 National Championship in Perth.

Both Robert and David Childs left an indelible impression on the band's members when they visited the west coast of Australia late last year, and they are delighted that the former Cory MD and current Black Dyke Associate Director of Music will return and direct them at the event which will be held in their home city.

Dr. Alan Lourens, MD of RASWA Brass told 4BR: "Itís an amazing opportunity. Holding the National Championships in Perth will bring some of Australiaís most talented musicians here.

Having an icon of the world band movement in Robert Childs to direct a Western Australian group makes the event even more special."

RASWA Brass president Stu Bennion believes this is a unique event in the Australian band movement.

"Never before has a current conductor of the Black Dyke Band conducted at the Australian National Band Championships. To be able to attract him to Western Australia and RASWA Brass places great faith in our band. We are so excited to have him leading us."
12 Feb 2013