Welcome to the GCB in 2015

This year we are restarting our Workshop Band and welcome 43 budding musicians who are all keen to learn to play an instrument from scratch. We still have room for anyone wanting to learn to play flute, clarinet or french horn. Most other instruments are at capacity at present, however if we receive a number of requests for other instruments, we can look into increasing the number of tutors we have. Michael Wilding will be conducting the Workshop Band again in 2015.

The Community Band has almost doubled with the previous Workshop Band members moving up into this group this year. Kevin Cameron will once again be waving the baton for the Community Band in 2015 whilst Katie continues on her maternity leave. Kevin is keen to advance this band over the year and hopes to be able to take them to the State Championships in Ballarat in August.

The Senior Band is back under the direction of Mark Irwin in 2015. This year we have a very balanced band but would like to increase our clarinet section. Some sections are full, but if you are interested in auditioning for the Senior band, please see Trish or email her via the concert band email – geelongcb@gmail.com for more information.

All three bands will return to rehearsals at Robertson Hall, Geelong College Prep School, on Friday February 6th at the following times:

Workshop Band 4:30-6:00pm
Community Band 6:00-8:00pm
Senior Band 8:00-10:00pm

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Welcome to the GCB for 2014

Welcome to all of our members and supporters to what we hope will be an excellent year in 2014. The year will resume with rehearsals starting on Friday February 7th at the following times:

Workshop Band – 4:30-6:00pm
Community Band – 6:00 – 8:00pm
Senior Band 8:00-10:00pm

Michael will be returning to lead the Workshop Band and Mark will be leading the Senior Band and we are very pleased to introduce Kevin Cameron who will be conducting the Community Band in 2014 whilst Kate takes the year off on maternity leave.

We will be aiming to hold a concert each term – three at Robertson Hall and one major concert at a venue to be determined. The first concert will be held at the end of Term 1 – date to be advised shortly. All concert dates will be advertised on this site later in February.

The Community Band has been invited by the Grainger Wind Symphony to perform in a joint concert with them at Deakin Edge, Federation Square Melbourne on Friday April 4th. GCB will have tickets to sell if you would like to attend this concert (for parents and supporters) – Tickets will be sold through the band for $10 each, if you purchase at the door on the night, tickets will cost $30 for adults and $20 for children and concession. Please contact the band by emailing geelongcb@gmail.ocm if you would like to purchase tickets for this concert.

All tickets for the GCB concerts will be available at the door prior to the concert. Ticket prices will be advised at the concert.

Our goal is to keep this site up to date this year, so please come back and have a look regularly.

We look forward to seeing all members back at rehearsals on Friday February 7th!

GCB ANNUAL CONCERT

The Geelong Concert Band will be presenting their annual concert on

Saturday November 24th

at the Geelong West Town Hall

Commencing at 7:30pm

Tickets can be purchased at the door – Adults $15, Students and Concession $10 and Group bookings of 10+ $10 each

This concert will feature the Workshop Band, Youth Band and Senior Band and our guests this year are

The Dave Gardner Quartet!

Come along for an outstanding evening of symphonic wind band music – lots of variety to entertain all of the family!

GCB Family Trivia Night

John and Steve will once again be entertaining us with one of their outstanding Trivia Nights full of fun questions and activities on

Saturday November 10th

at the Grovedale Community Centre, 44 Hayers Road, Grovedale

Doors Open at 6:30pm and Trivia will start at 7:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the door – $10 for individuals and $25 for Families

BYO food and drinks

Workshop Band Information Evening

The Geelong Concert Band will be starting a new Workshop Band in term 1, 2013. We invite people who would like to learn to play an instrument to come along to our information evening where you can try out all of the instruments in the band and then choose an instrument that suits you to learn in the Workshop Band for the next two years, no previous experience is required. At the information evening we will provide you with information relating to the Geelong Concert Band, including the structure of the rehearsal program and the cost of learning in a very supportive environment. We invite people of all ages to come along and learn an instrument. The information evening will be held on

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20th starting at 7pm at

ROBERTSON HALL, GEELONG COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL, MINERVA RD, NEWTOWN.

If you have any questions, please call Trish on 0417 148 193 or Michael on 0411 432 155.

Would you like to learn an instrument?

The Geelong Concert Band will be forming a new Workshop Band from term 2, 2011. This means that we are looking for people who would like to learn to play an instrument. You don’t need to have any experience in playing or reading music – we will teach you all the skills required to become a budding musician.

We will be holding an information evening where you can hear the instruments played and try them out for yourself before you decide on what instrument you would like to play.

The information evening will be held on THURSDAY MARCH 24th starting at 7:00pm at Robertson Hall, Geelong College Preparatory School (enter off Minerva Rd and follow the road to the end). If you have any questions before the night, please contact Trish Kinrade on 0417 148 193.