Box Hill North Primary School to Launch Silent Anzac Project

Silent Anzac project partners Box Hill North Primary School will be launching their own Silent Anzac project to commemorate our service men and women and to mark 100 years since the end of WW1. Students are invited to make a poppy and dedicate it to a WW1 service man or woman. These poppies will be…

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FYCB launches GoFundMe campaign for European Tour

https://www.gofundme.com/the-039silent-anzac039-european-fund The Footscray-Yarraville City Band is travelling to Europe in this November to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice of World War 1. With this in mind, today we launch the band’s fundraising appeal.  This is an opportunity for our family, friends and the greater Australian and New Zealand community to be involved in this…

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The Silent ANZAC European Tour Fundraising Launch

The Footscray-Yarraville City Band – with the assistance and support of Victorian High Commissioner, Ken Ryan AM and James Hancock of the Tait Foundation – will be travelling to Europe in November to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. With this in mind, today we launch the band’s fundraising appeal.  This is an opportunity for…

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The Silent Anzac to be performed at Exhibition Hall, Australia House, London

We are currently arranging with officials in London to put on a performance of The Silent Anzac at Australia House on Remembrance Day, 11/11/18. This performance will take place in the famous Exhibition Hall which was used for the set of the Gringotts Bank in the Harry Potter movies. The 160 foot hall is decorated…

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Lions Club Project Partners

We are pleased to announce that the Lions Club has come on board as Silent Anzac project partners with a generous donation of $2,000. Many thanks to the Lions Club and also to our Fundraising Coordinator Lorraine Wright whose diligent work is paying dividends for the project. Our fundraising goal of $50k is achievable with…

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Become a part of The Silent ANZAC Project

Footscray-Yarraville City Band is looking for enthusiastic friends of the band to be involved this important project. We are looking for assistance in all areas such as: • Publicity and marketing • Sponsorship • Fundraising • Project management • Administration • Graphic design • Logistics • Social media management • Tour management • Business Development…

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The Silent ANZAC production a huge success at Box Hill Town Hall

For the third time, The Silent ANZAC production was performed by Footscray-Yarraville City Band at the Box Hill Town Hall on Saturday 28th April. A near capacity audience experienced the untold stories of war told through music and poetry. The concert was hailed a great success, with the evening concluding with a rapturous standing ovation….

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Catfish Foundation Sponsors “The Silent Anzac” Project

We are pleased to announce that the Catfish Foundation has come on board as a sponsor of The Silent Anzac Project. The Catfish Foundation was created to celebrate and support storytelling and creative endeavour. Lyn Thurnham of the Catfish Foundation flew down from Sydney to attend The Silent Anzac show at the Box Hill Town…

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William McInnes to star in local production of The Silent ANZAC

 William McInnes, well known for his film and TV roles in shows such as Blue Heelers, Sea Change and The Time of our Lives, will be starring in a production of “The Silent Anzac” at the Box Hill Town Hall on Saturday 28th April 2018 at 8pm. Also starring Margaret Haggart (Opera Australia, Scottish Opera)…

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Discovery of WW1 Bass Drum

Whilst doing a clean out of the bands’ storeroom in 2013, one of our members saw through all the clutter an old, battered bass drum with a torn head. Only when inspecting more closely did we realise the significance of this drum. On the inside of the drum, we discovered faint markings of soldiers who…

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