Your Community Concert Band

Help! Some of our sections need filling.

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

Intermediate Band would welcome:
Clarinets (1,2,3, bass)
French Horn
Alto Saxophone
Percussion (including kit)
String Bass (not Electric)

Junior Band would welcome all sections, but especially:
Auxiliary Percussionist
And any new members who want get back to playing music!

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.