FYCB Europe – Day 1 – Versailles, France

My roommate is still sleeping so I’m sitting on the window sill watching the sunrise, writing a one fingered update on my phone. The flight was ok, first one 8 hours – no sleep, 3 movies. Then a 15 hour flight. Maybe 4 hours of dozing. Binge watch of 6 episodes of ‪picnic at hanging…

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The Fabulous Friends of FYCB

Where would we be without our helpers and supporters? Well, we would not be able to do half of what we have achieved during this Armistice Centenary year. Footscray-Yarraville City Band would like to thank all our helpers and supporters who do fundraising, promotion and community engagement, selling tickets and memorabilia, Front of House, Back…

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100 Years Ago – The Final Months

The saddest times of the war were when families received notification that their loved ones had been killed. Letters were the only form of communication between soldiers and family and often the first inkling of a soldier’s death was when the family didn’t receive replies to the letters sent to him. This could cause months…

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The Silent Anzac a success at Whitehorse Centre

The recent performance of The Silent Anzac at the Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading, was a great success. There were not many dry eyes in the audience at the end of the performance. We were graced with the presence of Whitehorse Councillor Prue Cutts, Captain Ken Greig OAM RAN Ret, Colin & Val Hamley, President, 2/2nd Pioneer…

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FYCB Goes Live

Footscray-Yarraville City Band is very excited to announce that we will be live streaming our concert at the Williamstown Town Hall on the 27th October 2018. This is a free live stream for all to see! Head  to http://www.fycb.com.au/the-silent-anzac-concert-live-stream/ to view the performance.  

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The Silent ANZAC Remembrance Day Performance

Footscray-Yarraville City Band is extremely excited to announce we are performing our self produced show commemorating those who served in WWI, The Silent ANZAC, at Exhibition Hall at Australia house in London on the 11th November 2018. This coincides with the 100th anniversary of Armistice, and will be a truly special occasion not to be…

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FYCB to Perform with Durham University Brass Band

We are pleased to announce that we will be performing with the Durham University Brass Band on the 15th November 2018. The Durham University Brass Band is a vibrant society committed to showing the university the meaning of banding! Based in the university’s music department, the band rehearses weekly and puts on regular concerts, perform…

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The Silent Anzac Show Line Up Announced

It is with great excitement that Footscray-Yarraville City Band announces the line up for our forthcoming Silent Anzac shows and The Silent Anzac tour. We are pleased to be able to bring such outstanding talent to our productions. Margaret Haggart, “The Mother” Margaret studied singing with Antonio Moretti-Pananti. In 1972 her professional career began in…

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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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