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A free concert at Bella Vista Farm on November 11 will mark the Centenary of Armistice, 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I.

The multiple award-winning Castle Hill RSL Youth Wind Orchestra will be joined by some Royal Australian Army “big guns” when they perform Tchaikovsky’s ”1812 Overture”.

The famous orchestral piece was written about Russia’s defeat of Napoleon’s invading French army in 1812 and is played at major events and festivals around the world with either cannons firing or fireworks.

The free concert ends the Centenary of Armistice Day program at Bella Vista Farm on November 11 which will also feature performances by massed pipe bands, including the Castle Hill RSL Pipe Band, and a performance by the RNSW Lancers Band between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

Congratulations to all our YWO members for your magnificent performance and results on Sunday. It was a great win! Thank you parents and family members for coming out to Penrith so early on a Sunday morning and supporting our members so enthusiastically!! We felt incredibly proud of all of you, not only musically but also for the brilliant behaviour and attitude that you displayed - representing our organisation with pride. We are also extremely grateful to have so many YWO parents and ex parents giving up their time to volunteer with the running of the event. Thank you Steve Jones, Ian Burke, David Kimpton and Jack Hwang for transporting and setting up/taking down our percussion, to Trevor Skinner, David Brierley (YWO parents from way back!) David Raciti, Tessa G, Margaret Jones and Gemma Rolph for hours and hours of behind the scenes work. We have an admirable sense of community in our organisation. Finally our BIGGEST thanks to James for his hours of commitment and dedication to our YWO members. We are so incredibly fortunate to have the best of the best leading our team.

YWO sent a Christmas Marching Band along to Ronald McDonald House for Christmas in July,  to surprise the children and families who are staying there. It was a great show of community and one that we love being involved with.

The Youth Wind Orchestra is marching at the Relay For Life event on Sunday, May 20 2018, leading the participants for the final lap around the Castle Hill Showground at 9.15 am.

Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Castle Hill community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.