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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With their rehearsal Monday night, August 16, the Gwinnett Community Band will begin its 26th season. Since 1984 the band has played for partriotic celebrations, civic gatherings, and other events in metropolitan Atlanta and at venues as far away as Florida and Missouri. It performs about a dozen times each year.
The sixty-piece concert band is made up of volunteer musicians from around the metro area, many who played in high school and college and have returned to their instrument later in life. The band does not require auditions, and is open to anyone who wants to play.
Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday nignt at 7:15 in the band room at Meadowcreek High School.