Celebrations in a Grand Tradition
For more than 100 years, the Stars and Stripes Forever has been the sound of patriotic holidays. It still is. Veteran’s Day. Memorial Day. The Fourth of July. The Gwinnett Community Band has played dozens of these celebrations in its 25 years, and each one of them has included Sousa’s famous march, as well as other patriotic pieces. On these days, the GCB continues a tradition as old as the country itself — the band in the park.
It is, in the best sense, a community band. The musicians are teachers, sales people, executives — people from dozens of different vocations, and they play purely for the joy of it. That — and providing the soundtrack for our important celebrations.
Community is literally our middle name.
The sixty-five piece Gwinnett Community Band rehearses every week for about ten months of the year so that it can bring the pleasures of concert band music to audiences at about a dozen concerts a year. Established in 1984, the group has a repertoire that ranges from the traditional patriotic pieces to concert arrangements of pop and rock.
Nationally, the GCB has given memorable performances at conferences in St. Louis, MO, and Gainesville, FL. In the Atlanta area, the band has entertained thousands of people at:
- The Gwinnett Civic Center
- The Atlanta Botanical Garden
- The Mall of Georgia
- The World Congress Center
- Thrasher Park, Norcross
- Duluth Amphitheater
- Georgia International Horse Park
- Lake Lanier Islands
- Annandale Village
- Snellville July 4th Concert
- Suwanee Memorial Day Concert
- Televised concerts from Stone Mountain Park
- And many other venues throughout the Atlanta Metro area
The GCB is proud of its’ strong local community involvement. The band performs regularly at community events, senior centers and other civic events throughout the are each year.
How the Gwinnett Community Band can be the sound of your celebration.
In order to provide an enjoyable experience for your audience, we need to make sure that the performance site meets certain minimum conditions.
If you are looking for that full, powerful concert sound, the band requires a fan-shaped space (approximately 2,500 sq. ft) that will accommodate 50 or more musicians.
If you need a smaller group, we can provide as ensemble of about forty musicians. This requires a performance area of approximately 1,500 square feet.
Although the GCB a non-profit organization and does not charge a set fee, performance donations allow us to cover expenses such as insurance and the cost of new music and instruments.
The Gwinnett Community Band, Inc. will be happy to discuss your calendar and performance needs. Contact us through the “contact us” link on our web site: gwinnettband.com. Someone will be in touch.