Term 2 Concert

Congratulations to everyone who performed at our recent term 2 concert. A big congratulations to all of our new Workshop Band members who after only one term of learning were able to perform 6 pieces to a very appreciative audience. Congratulations to Jen and Courtney for taking the Workshop Band through their first concert and for making their conducting debut. Congratulations to Kate and Mark and all of the members of our Community and Senior Band for their outstanding performances.

The band is now on holidays and will return to rehearsals on Friday July 21st at the regular times.

Our next concert will be held at Robertson Hall on Saturday August 26th at 7pm.

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Term 1 Concert

Congratulations to Mark and Kate and all of the members who presented an outstanding concert today in somewhat warm conditions! The audience very much appreciated your performances.

Thanks to everyone who donated an Easter Gift – we had 15 prizes in the raffle today and everyone was very pleased to have had some many opportunities to take home the goodies.

We are now on holidays – Community and Senior Band will return on April 21st and also on April 21st we will welcome the new Workshop Band members to the band!

Have a great break and if you are going away for the holidays, please travel safely.

Concert Dates 2017

We recently published our concert dates to our members and now we would like to provide them to our supporters. All concerts will be held at Robertson Hall, Geelong College Preparatory School, enter off Minerva Rd in Newtown. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the concert. The following dates have been set for our concerts in 2017.

Sunday March 26th at 2pm – featuring Community Band and Senior Band

Sunday June 18th at 2pm – featuring Workshop Band, Community Band and Senior Band

Saturday August 26th at 7pm – featuring Workshop Band, Community Band and Senior Band

Saturday December 2nd at 7pm -featuring Workshop Band, Community Band and Senior Band

If you have any questions, please email geelongcb@gmail.com.

Workshop Band 2017

If you weren’t able to attend our Workshop Band information evening last Thursday night, you haven’t missed out on the opportunity to start learning to play an instrument from scratch! If you would like to learn to play a brass or woodwind instrument or percussion, please email geelongcb@gmail.com and you will be sent the information that was handed out at the information evening including the all important application form for the 2017 program.

Every two years we reform the workshop band and go back to raw beginners, so we don’t expect you to have any experience in playing an instrument or reading music to join our program in 2017. We teach you how to do all of this in a 45 minute group tuition session and 45 minute full band session. If you have any questions, please feel free to email geelongcb@gmail.com and you will receive a response as soon as is possible.

New Workshop Band Information Evening

Every two years we move our Workshop Band members up into the Community Band and start the Workshop Band with a group of new members who have never played their instrument of choice previously. 2017 is the next year for the start of our new Workshop Band and to prepare, we are holding an information evening on Thursday December 8th at 7pm at Robertson Hall, Geelong College Prep School – enter off Minerva Rd and follow the drive down to the car park on the right – Robertson Hall is in front of the car park. At the information evening, you will be provided with all relevant information and you will be able to try out most of the instruments that we teach through our program including flute, clarinet, saxophones, french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, bass guitar and percussion. The rehearsals will start in early February 2017 and rehearsals will run from 4:30-6:00pm on Friday evenings during school terms. These rehearsals are split into two sessions – 45 minutes of group tuition and 45 minutes of full band rehearsal. If you have any questions, please email geelongcb@gmail.com.