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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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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Nationals 2018

The 2018 Easter long weekend saw Melbourne host the Australian National Band Championships with 78 competing bands and over 3,400 players. The event was held at several venues with exceptional performance facilities and concert halls including the Methodist Ladies College and Xavier College in Kew. The competition was a fantastic event and our congratulations and…

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2018 Rehearsal Camp

In early March FYCB returned to Wonthaggi for our annual rehearsal weekend as part of our Nationals preparation for 2018. (Thanks again Wonthaggi for the use of your wonderful band room!) There are two major components of this weekend for most of us, playing awesome music with a great group of people, and the all…

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FYCB Silent Anzac Tour

FYCB are thrilled to announce that we are heading overseas with our Silent Anzac Show!! For the first time since 1975, we will be heading to foreign shores – with performances and workshops planned for France, Belgium and the UK.   We were thrilled to hold the launch of our Silent Anzac Tour last Thursday…

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Victorian State Champions 2017

Each year bands come from all over Victoria to compete in the State Brass Band Championships in Ballarat, and this year on August 19th Footscray Yarraville City Band competed for the prestigious title of State Champions.   With a full program of Hymn, Test Piece, March and Entertainment Item, we performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre…

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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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FYCB Celebrates a Great Result at Nationals

The Footscray-Yarraville City Band achieved an outstanding result at the Australian National Band Championships held over Easter this year in Gawler, South Australia. Competing against eight other bands in A Grade, Footscray-Yarraville took out third place overall against some very strong competition. The contest adjudicator made a special mention to our Musical Director, Phillipa Edwards, for the…

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The Maid of Orlèans

Below is a recording of the world premiere of Todd Smith’s latest composition “The Maid of Orlèans”. This was performed live on stage at the 2016 national band Championships in Gawler, South Australia. A big thanks to Todd for writing such a wonderful and challenging piece for us, and to the team at Brassbanned for bringing us…

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Remembering Jenny Morrish 1984-2015

Many of our friends and family will know that not long after the Australian Nationals of 2015, our dear friend and percussionist extraordinaire, Jenny Morrish, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and passed away 7 weeks later. We had always promised Jenny that we would one day supply her with a decent set of…

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