Monday, May 23, 2011

Good Progress

G'day again!
We've had a very busy time lately. We've been regrouping the Vanguard with our new line up; the group now consists of Brenton, Sandra, Bo, Jake, Jesh and Mahalia. (Both Paul and Racheal are now pursuing family committments). It's been hard work on everyone's part, especially for Bo and Jake who are, between them, covering Paul's vocal work, and Mahalia our new member, who is learning the songs as well as all of Racheals harmonies. I hadn't realized how much Paul and Racheal had learnt until I had to start teaching their parts all over again. We had our first full band practice last Saturday and the sound is coming along really well.
Rob and I are committing two nights a week to editing the docudrama 'Old Mary's Ride' and we have bitten the bullet and booked the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre in Mt Gambier for the Premiere. The date is Saturday the 11th of February 2012. Tickets go on sale beginning of June this year. The reason for the long delay is that there are car clubs both local and interstate that have expressed their interest in attending the event. They need plenty of time to organise their members.
Winter is coming on and the days are short now. Can't do a lot outside so hopefully I can get into some writing again.
Bo and Mahalia have set their wedding date for 10th of December this year. Exciting!!! Our first son getting married. Wow!!!
I really appreciate that my whole family, including my daughter-in-law to be, are now playing with me in The Vanguard. It is quite a rare thing!!!