GCB: 2018-2019 Season begins

The band will begin its new season in August 2018 with a welcome back party.  Please share this event and invite prospective players.  Our schedule is busy once again this fall as our first concert is about 5 weeks from when we start.  

A new Season is always exciting as we look at some old favorites as well as new challenges.  Instrumental openings in the band are present in the following locations: Percussion, Bassoon, and Clarinets.  We always welcome other players to join as our ranks increase.

New music this fall with product description:

Arsenal An exceptionally grandiose and festive concert March, which will use to begin our concerts.

Colors of Fall This piece will catch the beauty and color of the autumn season.  Opening quietly, a flowing melody is introduced by the flutes and gradually grows as additional instruments join in, building to breathtaking climax.  From there, the work quickly subsides, ending as it began, quietly and touching, creating a spell no one will want to break.

Sea Songs Originally, this setting of folk songs was the fourth movement of Vaughan Williams’ famous English Folk Song Suite. Now considered a separate work of its own, here for the first time is an arrangement playable by younger bands. Including Princess Royal; Admiral Benbow and Portsmouth, all the charm and character of the original has been authentically preserved in this outstanding setting.

The Trombone Rag   From the creative mind of John Higgins comes this spirited feature for your trombone section. Set in a lighthearted Dixieland style, it includes band parts that are easy to prepare and has plenty of room for your soloists to shine.

Kentucky 1800 Based on three traditional tunes reminiscent of the years when the pioneers were forging west, this is a folk-style tone poem in which melodic material is treated in great depth and with variety. An exceptionally popular, proven work!

Country Gardens The importance of the music of Percy Grainger to the concert band world is immeasurable. Even this simple tune from one of his greatest works displays his genius with harmony, counterpoint, and color.

The Greatest Showman Audiences loved this film, and the music was a huge part of its enormous appeal. From the powerful soundtrack, here is a dramatic and exciting medley for the concert stage. Included are The Greatest Show; Never Enough; A Million Dreams; This Is Me and From Now On.