The Gloucester Community Concert Band has been making music, having fun and building friendships in east end Ottawa for the last 30 years. We are a non-profit registered charitable organization devoted to sharing our love of music with the community. We fulfill our mission of community involvement by performing at local events, parades and festivals. We also appreciate the opportunity to perform in area retirement residences and seniors’ homes. Finally we are committed to mentoring the youth of our community – partnering a few times a year with area school bands for both concert and practice opportunities. Two highlights of our year are our annual Christmas and spring concerts but the band is always looking for fresh new challenges and opportunities to make music.
Making Music with the GCCB
Very focused on fun, the GCCB plays a wide variety of musical genres and styles. With a vibrant library; that includes Big Band Swing, Contemporary concert band pieces, traditional classics; Broadway tunes, and seasonal favorites, there is something for people of all tastes, ages and abilities.
Rehearsals are welcoming and social. Our schedule typically divides into the fall season, culminating in Christmas concerts in December followed by a winter season that leads up to our much anticipated Spring Concert. Following that, the band enjoys the opportunity to visit as many seniors’ homes as can accommodate us 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 Nelsom McClinton decided to step down. Lisa has been the primary Conductor ever since. When not conducting the GCCB, Lisa is a wife and mom of three children and a music teacher at St. Peter’s Catholic High School.
Fadi Diab was warmly welcomed to the conducting team in 2011. When not conducting the GCCB, Fadi is a husband and father of four children as well as a music teacher at St. Matthew’s Catholic High School.