Scraggers Support the ‘scrAyFLW

The band performed for spectators of the Western Bulldogs vs Melbourne Demons as they filed in through the gates. Though the drizzle was threatening, Daughters of the ‘Scray and a selection of pop tunes, including Valentines Day themed, were enjoyed by the footy fans. A wonderful team effort!  

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Footscray RSL Centenary Anniversary

An ensemble of FYCB and WB members lead a march from Footscray Memorial Gardens down Geelong Road to the Footscray RSL on Saturday morning, 18th of January. A ceremony was then held, with the band performing national anthems, and Brenton Burley playing the Last Post.                      …

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FYCB relocated in 2020

The band has been relocated to Victoria University: Footscray Nicholson Campus, just 500 metres away from our 10a Hyde Street location. The VU campus is just west of the train line, still a short walk from Footscray Station. The Hyde Street location is perfect for the development of an early learning centre to be built…

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The 26th Carols in the Gardens

A Cheerful Carols at Yarraville Gardens                         We had a wonderful time hosting the 2019 Yarraville Carols in the Gardens. The evening was compèred by the multi-talented Chelsea Plumley; music lead by Louisa Trewartha with the combined forces of Footscray-Yarraville City Band, Western Brass,…

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FYCB and WB at the Zoo

A wonderful opportunity for Footscray-Yarraville City Band and Western Brass to join forces. Hundreds of people flocked to the zoo on the first day of summer, 2019. We performed a selection of creature related songs, such as The Bare Necessities featuring Laszlo Szetey, and Jurassic Park; hits like Eternal Flame featuring Hannah Trewartha, Uptown Funk,…

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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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