GCB Senior Band Win State Open A Grade Concert Band Championship

Congratulations to the senior band members who performed at the State Band Championships on Saturday August 21st at the Wendoree Performing Arts Centre in Ballarat. The band performed a challenging program under the direction of guest conductor Jemima Bunn and received excellent feedback from Adjudicator Graham Lloyd. It is a great shame that other bands were not competing in the competition this year, however a score of 288/300 highlighted the playing capabilities of the Senior Band.

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Melbourne Schools Band Festival

Congratulations to the Youth band members who made the journey to Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash Univeristy on August 15th and who performed their chosen works exceptionally well. The band received many positive comments from Robert Sheldon who was our critical friend. Well done to Kate Zampatti for preparing a varied program to such a good standard.

State Championships Times Advised

We have had confirmation from the VBL that the Senior Band will report at 4:00pm and perform on stage at 5:00pm on Saturday August 21st in Ballarat. At this stage Jemima is keen to have a rehearsal prior to the competition and this will be discussed at rehearsal – venue likely to be in Ballarat. Our departure time from Geelong will depend on this rehearsal and we are unlikely to return before 7:30pm.