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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FYCB featured in Whitehorse Leader Primary School partnership

See the full article here Box Hill North Primary School students have been busily handcrafting poppies to pay tribute to the Anzacs. The school is collaborating with the Footscray-Yarraville City Band on its Silent Anzac project to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice this Remembrance Day on November 11, 2018. The students have been making poppies which the…

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100 years ago – A Very Australian Mutiny (with excerpts from The Great War by Les Carlyon)

As we approach the Centenary of Armistice of WW1 it is timely to remember some of the events that took place 100 years ago in September 1918. During the months preceding September 1918, the Australian divisions on the Western Front suffered considerable casualties and by September the average strength of the infantry battalions was between…

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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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The Silent ANZAC European Tour Fundraising Launch

The Footscray-Yarraville City Band – with the assistance and support of Victorian High Commissioner, Ken Ryan AM and James Hancock of the Tait Foundation – will be travelling to Europe in November to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. With this in mind, today we launch the band’s fundraising appeal.  This is an opportunity for…

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