Surprisal on FOX FM

Matt and Jo, popular hosts from Melbourne’s Fox FM, had been busily planning a proposal on an epic scale for Dan and Elle, dubbed Mr. and Mrs. Right. FYCB floated past during proceedings playing a specially arranged version of “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. Words can only go so far in describing the effort that went into…

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2013 National Band Championships Wrap-Up

Perth put on it’s very best weather for the 2013 national championships, which saw a very healthy turnout, despite the distance for many east-coast bands. The competition was tough in the A-Grade section, with last year’s champs, Brisbane Excelsior and the RASWA band, led by brass band legend Robert Childs looking like the favorites. The…

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2012 Recap

What a year it has been for the Footscray-Yarraville City Band! We have been involved in some amazing projects, both in contest and in concert. This year we were declared the 4th best brass band in the country from our participation in the Melbourne national contest. This was a great result for the band. Most…

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2011 National Band Championships Wrap-Up

Over the Easter Weekend, the fine city of Adelaide was treated to an array of talented soloists, ensembles and bands from all over the country competing in the Yamaha 2011 National Band Championships. Footscray-Yarraville sent in the most handsome band thus far in the competition’s long history, with great hopes and aspirations of a victory…

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FYCB Wins 2010 VBL Championships

On the evening of the 21st August, while most were glued to their television watching the election unfold, Footscray-Yarraville put on a performance that won them the Victorian Bands League 2010 Open A-Grade State Championships held in Ballarat. Footscray opened the competition with the hymn “Nicaea”. The adjudicator was most impressed, quoting “If you’re not Christian beforehand,…

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2010 National Band Championships Wrap-Up

Footscray-Yarraville headed down to Hobart over the Easter weekend to compete against 14 of Australia’s finest brass bands. Opening with “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”, our winning hymn performance, we suprised our competitors, showing what Footscray is really made of. Following the hymn came this years test piece, Extreme Makeover, an epic monster metamorphoses on a…

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