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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Guest Artists Announced for The Silent ANZAC

We are very excited to announce a stellar line up of special guests that will join us in commemorating and reflecting on the centenary of ANZAC. Please see the event details to learn more about the concert and to book FREE tickets. Bookings are essential, and are running out fast. Nicholas Coghlan, The Poet Nicholas Coghlan…

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Music for Jenny

Our dear friend Jenny Morrish has recently passed away, and our thoughts are with Jenny’s family and close friends during this time. The planned benefit concert is going ahead on Sunday 23rd August, and together we will share in an afternoon of remembering and celebrating Jenny’s life. What an incredibly cool, kind, and talented woman she…

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2015 Victorian State Solo & Ensemble Championships

The 2015 Victorian State Solo and Ensemble Championships were once again held at Our Lady of Mercy College on 25-26 July, and many of Footscray’s finest competed again this year. Nearly all the open sections contained a Footscray player in them, with up to 5 Scraggers in some sections!! All performed to an excellent standard with…

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ANZAC Centenary Commemorative Concert

ANZAC Concert 26-4-15 Join us for an afternoon of wonderful music to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC. The concert features the mighty Footscray-Yarraville City Band with internationally renowned Contralto Liane Keegan, Geneva Instruments™ artist Jamie Lawson, and International Organ soloist Thomas Heywood on the fabulous St Andrew’s Church organ.    

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Workshop with Professor David King

Last Thursday evening, Footscray-Yarraville had a workshop under the world-renowned Professor David King, sharing his amazing musical insight and offering extremely valuable advice on the major work for the state championships, “Dances and Alleluias” by Philip Sparke. Some members of the band chose to have a one on one lesson with David, and all found…

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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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