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.
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:
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night 88/100
Moto Perpetuo 41/50
Total Score 173/200
Congratulations to Mark and all of the band members for retaining their Open A Grade Title.
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.
All GCB rehearsals will be changed to the HUMBLE CENTRE, Geelong College Senior School, Aphrasia St, Newtown on FRIDAY AUGUST 14th. Rehearsals will be at normal times. The Big Band rehearsal for this night has been cancelled.
The Senior Band (only) rehearsal scheduled for Sunday August 16th from 2-5pm will also be held at the Humble Centre.