On behalf of the GVCB I wish to extend a warm welcome to an exciting season.  Our season opens October 24, 2015 with an outdoor concert at the White Elephant Fair.  This opening concert will mark more than 27 years of GVCB active music making in this area.

Recently upon assuming the position of President of this magnificent organization I saw big “footprints” awaiting me.  Within the past 12 months, the band has incorporated under Arizona non-profit laws; secured approval of a tax exempt status under I.R.S. 501c3; performed across the border at Nogales Sonora; conducted a “petting zoo” for youngsters to touch, feel and handle band instruments; accepted and performed a premier commissioned work by a local composer, Richard White; received a Certificate of Special recognition from the United States Congress; raised performance to a significantly higher level under the hard work and talent of our esteemed Music Director/Conductor Dr. John Snavely.  All of this while we were having F U N!

All of the foregoing happened under the watch and administration of our past President, Tim Welch, a retired Military Officer, Current pilot for a commercial airline and a musical GIANT.  On behalf of the Board of Directors of GVCB, I thank you Tim for your vision and accomplishments for this band.  Big shoes are always difficult to fill!

We invite new participation with our band.  Our rehearsals are Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The initial rehearsal for the opening season will be October 4, 2015 (9:00 a.m.) Our rehearsal location is Community Performance & Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd, Green Valley (one mile West of 1-19.)  For additional information call me at 520 743-5188.

The forthcoming season promises to have exceptional events.  The dates and details will be found on this web site.  Thank you for your continued support.

Earl E. Raines,

President GVCB, Inc.

We look forward to seeing you at our performances!