Your Community Concert Band

October 22nd rehearsal at alternate spaces
This week, our usual space is unavailable due to a school event. Rehearsals will be held at the following locations and times:

Senior Band: Centennial United Church in the gym, 612 David St. at the corner of Gorge Road just west of Government, 7:30-9:30pm. Parking is on the street and is limited. Bring your music stand and a stand light if possible.

Intermediate Band: Glenlyon Norfolk School band room, 801 Bank St. (parking lot is off Maddison St.), 7-9pm. Stands and chairs will be provided.

Junior Band: Colquitz Middle School band room, 505 Dumeresq 7:30-9pm. Access by the Saanich Parks and Rec access door, which is right beside the music room.

Novice Band: The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints 2990 Quadra St.6-7pm.

Help! Some of our sections need filling.

Senior Band would welcome:
Percussion
French Horn
Oboe
Bassoon
String Bass (not Electric)

Intermediate Band would welcome:
Clarinets (1,2,3, bass)
French Horn
Alto Saxophone
Percussion (including kit)
Trombone
Euphonium
Baritone
Tuba

Junior Band would welcome all sections, but especially:
Trumpet
Trombone

And it's not too late to join Novice for anyone wishing to learn a new instrument, so come on out!

Enjoy Music?

The GVCB has over 100 musicians, all working together to enjoy playing. We have musicians in our band from all walks of life - students, music teachers, engineers, lawyers, accountants, etc. We play in 10-12 concerts a year throughout the Capital Region and beyond.

The band offers you a chance to play with other musicians in any of our four skill levels. The Senior Level Concert Band, Intermediate Level Concert Band and Junior Level Band all participate in public performances throughout the year. The Novice Band can teach you how to read music and to play the instrument of your choice.

It's easy to join - Come to a rehearsal and listen in. If you are interested in joining the Junior, Intermediate, or Senior Band, please come to the Intermediate Band rehearsal and we will help you determine the right band for you. For those learning a new instrument please join the Novice rehearsal.

Rehearsals are Wednesday nights at Esquimalt High School from September to June with exceptions for Christmas, Spring Break, etc.

Rehearsal Times:
Senior Band: 7:30 - 9:30
Intermediate Band: 7:30 - 9:30
Junior Band: 7:30 - 9:00
Novice Band: 6:00 - 7:00

Directions to the rehearsal space and contact information can be found on the Contact page.

Executive Meetings:
First Wednesday of every month at 6:15
Esquimalt Band Room (Senior Band rehearsal space)
All members are encouraged to attend. Advance notice of new issues is required.

Since 1978

The GVCB has been playing for over 30 years.

If you've been wondering if you should dust off that old instrument in your store room, the answer is YES! We have a band that plays at your level, from novice players to professional musicians.

Join us this year. You'll be glad you did.