Medowie flautist to tour USA with Marching Koalas

The Marching Koalas.
The Marching Koalas.


THE Marching Koalas are in full preparation mode for their 2017 USA Tour.

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Medowie has two band members attending the tour this year, Jamie Pont on trumpet, and Matilda Logvyn on flute and piccolo.

News Of The Area spoke with Matilda Logvyn about the exciting trip.

“I am so excited to be traveling to America with the band, as tours not only bring amazing opportunities, they also strengthen, and unite us as one band, one sound.”

The Marching Koalas, consisting of around 65 members, leaves Australia on 27 December.

They begin with a five day homestay in Pasadena, California, where they join with an American marching band, to participate in the infamous ‘Rose Parade’.

During the stay, they will take part in events with the Rose Parade, including the parade, ‘bandfest’ and a look backstage at the parade.

The parade is viewed by millions of people worldwide.

The band will also perform at Disneyland and at various places across America.

As part of their tour, each band has been asked to make a video, focusing on the theme of ‘making a difference in the community’.

Matilda and one of the band directors, Candece Bergin-Brown, put the Newcastle Marching Koalas video together.

Many of the bands in America have 300 or more members; with only 70 or so members, the Marching Koalas could use a few more votes.

Help them represent our community, city, and country in something amazing by giving them a little support.

Go to, scroll or swipe across to find the Marching Koalas, and click the blue arrow to vote.


By Rachael VAUGHAN


Matilda Logvyn in her Marching Koalas Uniform.
Matilda Logvyn in her Marching Koalas Uniform.

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