Welcome to the GCB in 2019

CORRECTION: All rehearsals will restart on Friday February 8th to give everyone a chance to get into a school term routine. We welcome a new group of Workshop Band members and Veronica Marrie as our new Community Band MD!

Access to Robertson Hall will now be from the car park on Aberdeen St – you can no long enter the school via Minerva Rd. Park your car in the car park and walk towards the far end of the building and you will see Robertson Hall from the court yard.

We are currently investigating concert dates and venues so stay tuned for more news on our first concert.

We still have openings for any aspiring musicians who would like to learn to play an instrument. If you are interested in joining our Workshop Band this year, please email geelongcb@gmail.com for more information.


New Workshop Band for 2019

If you would like to learn to play an instrument then 2019 is the year for you! Please email geelongcb@gmail.com for further information and an application pack to join the formation of our new Workshop Band in 2019. We rehearse on Friday evenings during school term from 4:30-6:00pm – this time is broken down into 45 minute group tuition sessions and 45 minute full band rehearsals right from week 1! Just think you could be the next James Morrison!

Carols by Candlelight

Please join the Senior Band on Christmas Eve at Johnston Park in Geelong as we perform a selection of music in the lead up to the start of the Carols and then perform the accompanying music for the community carol singing. This is always a great way to roll into Christmas – so come along and join us!

Summer Concert

Please join us for our final formal concert for 2018 on Saturday December 8th at 7pm at the Keith Humble Centre, Geelong College Senior School, Aphrasia St Newtown. This concert will feature our Workshop Band, Community Band and Senior Band all performing a selection of contrasting music!

We hope to see you there!

Spring Concert – October 20th 2018 at 7pm

We would like to invite you to attend our Spring Concert on Saturday October 20th at 7pm at Robertson Hall, Geelong College Prep School, enter off Minerva Rd Newtown and drive down to the large car park – Robertson Hall is opposite the car park.

On this evening we will feature our Senior Band, Workshop Band and Community Band. At the conclusion of the concert we will be hosting a supper in the foyer.

Tickets can be purchased at the door on the night – the door opens at 6:30pm – Adults $15, All Concession $10 and primary school children are free.

We look forward to seeing you at our next concert.

Workshop Band Information Evening November 21st 2018 at 6:30pm

Every two years we move our Workshop band members up into our Community band and reform our Workshop band. This means that people who would like to learn an instrument can come along, learn to read music and master the instrument of their choice. No prior experience is needed.

We will be holding an information evening on Wednesday November 21st starting at 6:30pm at Robertson Hall, Geelong College Prep School – enter of Minerva Rd Newtown and take the drive down to the car park – Robertson Hall is the big grey building in front of the car park.

On this evening you will have the opportunity to try out most of the instruments in the band so that you can see if you produce a note on the instrument you would really love to learn. We will be capping the lower age limit at 9 years as we find that those under 9 struggle to concentrate on Friday evenings between 4:30-6:00pm. There is no upper age limit and we have had people in the late 70’s and 80’s come along and learn an instrument.

The new Workshop Band will start from Term 1 2019 and we will advise you of the outcome of your application in advance so that you can organise your instrument. On the night we will explain costs, rehearsals times and dates and will answer any questions you may have. If you have any questions in the mean time, please email Trish at geelongcb@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you at our information evening.

Easter Break

Congratulations to everyone who performed in our Autumn/Easter concert last Saturday night. Congratulations to the 18 winners of the Easter Raffle and many thanks to our members for their generosity in making donations for the raffle.

The band is now on a break and will return on Friday April 20th. If you have any questions regarding the band, please email geelongcb@gmail.com