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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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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