The band has a full season of concerts this Spring. Beginning the last weekend in April, we will perform joint concerts with the LDS Sugar Hill choir in Sugar Hill (see list of concerts). We will also perform this concert for the Lilburn area on the first Sunday in May. The pieces that we will be performing with the choir are American Songbook, American Celebration, I Hear America Singing, and Armed Forces Salute which is a salute to each branch of the Armed Forces. The band will also feature the following pieces. Continue reading
Welcome back to a great new season with the Gwinnett Community Band for the 2012 to 2013 season. We have an exciting selection of pieces for the fall season, including: Fairest of the Fair, El Cumbanchero, Instant Concert, In the Hall of the Mountain King, At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral, Overture 1812, and Entry of the Gladiators.
We meet at Meadowcreek High School band room at 7:00 to 9:15pm Monday evenings.
The Gwinnett Community Band has continued to grow this year and now has around seventy members. Anyone who wishes to give us a trial should get their instrument and embouchures in good condition and come join us at one of our rehearsals.
The music we perform ranges from an easy high school level to a college level. The band plays around ten or eleven concerts per year, including several patriotic concerts. Our concerts include many different styles that we feel the public will enjoy.
Our final concert this year will be on the Fourth of July in Snellville. Continue reading
I hope you have had a good summer. I have met with Richard and we are both looking forward to the first rehearsal of the new season next Monday. We will meet around 6:45 for a social gathering in the lobby of the gym to welcome back all GCB members and those who are coming to play with us for the first time. In addition to a few new people, I am expecting a few who were not able to play with us for some or all of last year. Please bring a little food to share if you are able. I will bring plates and cups and will ask some to bring drinks. Continue reading
Are you ready for some great music from the Gwinnett Community Band in 2011? We will be looking at such great music as Ammerland, 1812 Overture, Porgy and Bess, Largo Al Factotum (Barber of Seville Baritone solo), Gabriel’s Oboe from the Movie – The Mission, and several Sousa marches on concert size manuscript arranged in a way that Sousa would have done them in a concert.
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