The Gloucester Community Concert Band (GCCB) is a non-profit community band operating in the east neighbourhoods of Ottawa.
About the Band
The band is a registered charitable organization, with our mission to often perform at seniors homes across Orleans and Gloucester. Additionally, the band offers one to two upscale concerts for the community (usually at Orleans’ Shenkman Arts Centre) and also often plays at community events across Ottawa.
About our Music
GCCB plays a wide variety of musical genres and styles, including Big Band Swing, Contemporary concert band pieces, traditional classics, Broadway tunes, seasonal favourites, and more.
Rehearsals and concert schedules typically divide into the Fall season, culminating in Christmas concerts in December and then a Spring season that leads up to our public Spring Concert. Following that, the band goes on a “Road Show” to various seniors homes and City of Ottawa events from April to June.
About the Conductors
Lisa Concessi Maclean began playing clarinet with the GCCB in 1988, then took over conducting in 1992 when longstanding conductor and musician Nelson McClinton decided to step down. Lisa has been the primary Conductor ever since.
Fadi Diab was warmly welcomed to the conducting team in 2011 as co-conductor.
“This One’s for You Mom!” May 11 at Shenkman Arts Centre. 1:30pm. – tickets available online or at the door.
May 20 The Promenade 7pm
May 27 Governor’s Walk 7pm
June 3 Jardin Royal 7pm