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Trivia Night With the Concert in Sight!

Larry had no idea this would end up on the website

Behind the scenes of the trivia night with Larry, our official mascot/clown.

The countdown to this year’s major concert is rounding down faster than we can believe over here at WCB HQ!

With just under two weeks left there’s still …


Training Band – The First Rehearsal

On Thursday the 1st of June we held a come and try night for people interested in our new training band.

The band is going to start from the very beginning – this means that if you have no …


Wimmera Band Group Annual Celebration – 2017

We had the pleasure over the weekend just past to spend time in both Warracknabeal and Stawell. The purpose was two fold: catch-up with some good friends at the Warracknabeal & District Band and also participate in the Wimmera Band …


WCB Celebrates 30 Years – Concert Recording

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Listen to our 30th Anniversary concert, recorded live at the Wyndham Cultural Center on 30th July 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

01 – Grandfather’s Clock

 

02 – American Riversongs

 

03 – The Greatest …


Only a week to go! A reflection on rehearsal

IMG_20160609_204317For me, the first indication that this rehearsal was going to be a big one was when I drove into the car park. It was packed! There were barely any spaces left for me to park in. It seemed that …


The Countdown Continues ….

wynccThis week marks less than a month until our 30th year anniversary concert and all of us over at Werribee Concert Band HQ are awaiting it eagerly and (mostly) nervously. It will culminate months of hard work from the band …


Five weeks to go!

FlyerAs we prepared for rehearsal on Thursday, it started to dawn on a few members that there were only five rehearsals left until our major concert. With that in mind, we decided to sit in at rehearsal and do some …


Six Weeks Left

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With 5 weeks to go, practice is more critical than ever. To show how serious we are, Sunday 19th June we held our first marathon 5 hour rehearsal to help the band step up to the next level. Within this …


Major Concert – Rehearsal Thoughts

Mat_ConductingSo last Thursday marked the first real pedal to metal rehearsal for the band’s 30th anniversary major concert. I am incredibly honoured to be conducting the mighty Werribee Concert Band in its 30th year. Being in the band for the …


Peter and the Wolf – Concert Recording

Listen to our concert of Peter and the Wolf and Music From Other Lands.

Recorded live at the Wyndham Cultural Centre on Saturday 4th July 2015.

01 – Waltzing Matilda

 

02 – Carnival of the Animals

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Sunday Rehearsal

On Sunday the 21st of June the band partook in a 5 hour Sunday rehearsal to prepare for the concert.

It was an eye opening day and the extra rehearsal will definitely pay off.
We did a lot of work …


Peter and the Wolf

With last Saturday marking just two weeks until our major concert Peter & the Wolf, things are heating up at Werribee Concert Band HQ. In the weeks leading up to our biggest fundraising event of the year we’ve been madly canvassing old …


Reflections on a Rehearsal

Rehearsal on Thursday was great. We were able to work on plenty of stuff for our major concert, which seems to be coming up really quickly.

The concert this year is all about Peter and the Wolf, as well as …


ANZAC Day

14th April

The Werribee Concert Band is very proud to announce that we are participating in the ANZAC Day Parade in Melbourne on the 25th April 2015.

Of course this ANZAC Day holds special significance, being the 100th anniversary of the beginning …



Band Camp 2014!

10th October

On Friday the 26th of August, we all left our homes for the weekend and went down to Torquay.

Once we got to the camp site and we had set up, we all sat in for our first rehearsal at …



A night off with the RAAF band.

Last night (28th of August) the Air Force Band put on a free concert at the Wyndham Cultural Centre.

As it was free, local and was bound to be amazing, we decided to cancel rehearsal and head down to watch.…


Jurassic Park, Frozen and Over-Confident Soloists

Rehearsal last week was great!

Our Musical Director, Mat Taylor, was away due to work commitments so that meant I was in charge of rehearsal. Despite feeling a little bit under the weather and having to step out for some …


Three Weeks To Go!

9th July

With only three weeks to go until From Stage to Screen, the band’s rehearsal on Thursday was intense. I should clarify that it wasn’t a bad type of intensity; it was the type of intensity that encourages people to work …



2014 Committee

On Thursday 13th March the band elected it’s new committee.

There were lots of experienced faces returned and some new ones taking up important positions.

Our long serving President Evan stepped down and he has been replaced by Barb Traynor. …


President’s Report 2014

So another year has come to an end and, for the first time in over a decade, so has my time as President. I can’t remember exactly how long it has been – probably 11 or 12 years.

I’ve not …


Moomba 2014

Wow! it’s the one word which best sums up our involvement with the 2014 Moomba Parade.

It’s a long day, for most members of the band begun their day at 6am, getting ready to catch an early train from Werribee. …


Web Site Redesign

So, it looks like the site redesign is well underway.

“It’s about time” I hear you say? Well, to be honest, I agree totally!