GCB: 2022-2023 Season Begins

Back to normal!  The GCB is now meeting regularly for in person rehearsals at Meadow creek High School on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. We have several opportunities to play beginning in October. 

If you are looking to join a community group, please come to a rehearsal.  We have openings in the following sections: trombones, bassoons, alto sax, and tuba.

A quick look at some songs on our current playlist include:

  • Into the Clouds: This composition is full of drama and intensity packed in 2 minutes or less. 
  • The Lords of Greenwich: Inspired by the music of Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn Williams, this original piece is written in the style of a British folk tune.
  • The Syncopated Clock: Two differently pitched woodblocks mimic the sound of a ticking clock throughout this piece.  The Tick-Tock draws brief moments of attention when it syncopates the beat. Leroy Anderson creates an enjoyable and humorous song for everyone’s enjoyment.
  • Symphony No. 9: This famous classical piece is arranged to share the thrills of the ‘Finale Excerpts’ “From the New World”
  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand: Arranged by Robert W. Smith this piece has beautiful structures and harmonies that remind us of the timeless hymn.
  • Encanto: This overture by Robert W. Smith is his most impressive festival work ever.  The brass fanfares to the rhythmic section give this song a strong and confident sound.
  • A Disney Spectacular: This montage includes six hit Disney songs from three blockbuster movies.  Everyone will enjoy these selections:  Under the Sea and Part of Your World from “The Little Mermaid”; Beauty and the Beast and Be Our Guest from “Beauty and the Beast”; and Friend Like Me and Whole New World from “Aladdin.”

Upcoming Concerts:

October 8         Lilburn Daze Festival celebrates 50th year

November 7      Mount Zion

December         Clairmont Oaks, Annandale Village, and Delmar Gardens

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