GCB presents a Show Stopping Concert

If you are looking for something to do on Saturday August 29th please come along to Costa Hall, Deakin University Waterfront campus at 7:30pm to support the Geelong Concert Band. This concert will feature the Workshop, Youth and Senior Band and the GCB Big Band performing works that can be heard in musical theatre or the movies. Tickets can be purchased at the door – Adult $18, Student/Concession $15, Children under 12 $10 and groups of 10+ $14.

Tim McCallum and Reyna Hudgell will be performing with the Senior Band and Big Band and Chris Hudgell will help Reyna out with compering.

For Band members – rehearsals will be held at the following times at Costa Hall:

Workshop Band 1:00-1:30pm
Youth Band 1:40-2:30pm
Senior Band 2:40 – 4:00pm
Big Band 4:10-4:45pm.

All members are asked to be in the Green Room 15 minutes prior to their allocated on stage rehearsal time.

Evening call is 6:30pm for Workshop Band and Youth Band and 7:30pm for everyone else.


GCB Senior Band retains the Open A Grade State Championship Title

On August 22nd, the GCB Senior Band ventured to Ballarat to take place in the Victorian State Band Chapionships. Unfortunately there were no other bands competing in the Open A Grade Section but that did not deter the band from putting on an excellent performance. They scored the following for the works they presented:

Major Work
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night 88/100
Concert Items
Cartoon 44/50
Moto Perpetuo 41/50

Total Score 173/200

Congratulations to Mark and all of the band members for retaining their Open A Grade Title.

State Championship Times Announced

The VBL has advised the that the GCB Senior Band will report to the VBL at 2:45pm and be on stage at 3:30pm on Saturday August 21st at the Wendoree Performing Arts Centre.

Come along and support the band as they defend their Open A Grade Title.

A bus for Senior Band members will leave Robertson Hall at 1pm – the cost will be $10 per person. Anyone driving up themselves will need to be at the Wendoree Performing Arts Centre by 2:30pm.