"Music, being identical with heaven, isn't a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones. It's a condition of eternity."
            - G. Holst


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Halifax Concert Band Society AGM

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8pm

AGM documents:

Next Rehearsal

Tuesday, Nov.25 at 6:30 in the music room at Halifax West High School

The next rehearsal of the Halifax Concert Band is . On that rehearsal, the bulk of the time will be spent on the 2 pieces by Holst. That may take about 60 minutes or so. When I'm satisfied with those 2 pieces, we'll have boo at Carol of the Drum and Christmas in Killarney.

I thought that the last rehearsal was quite productive. It was wise to zero in on those 2 specific pieces. You players will need to keep in touch with these pieces, though, because we may not get back to them until Dec.2. You know what I mean, right?

Thank-you to all who performed at the last 2 jobs. I didn't get a chance to address those last night, sorry. The Veteran's reception went well and they really enjoyed having us play for them. I would deem the HalCon a success. Most pieces worked well and the audience was into it. I really want to thank you for doing a good job on my piece too. It was a convincing premiere. I don't think my keyboard added too much positive, though. I'll leave it home next time, or buy a better amp and get a better player.

That's it for this week. See you Nov.25.



Christmas Concert

Here are the Poster and Program. Click to enlarge.

Where: St. Agnes Church

When: Dec. 9. Starts at 7:00. Be there at 6:30.

Wear black outfits. Bring own stand except percussion and front row. Loading crew meet at the church for set up at 3:00 (tentively).

Program (also available through links above):

  • Pretty Good Christmas Fanfare - Kent Steerwell
  • A Christmas Festival - Leroy Anderson
  • A Cherry Tree Carol - arranged by Ron MacKay
  • Two Carols for Organ and Audience: 1. Once in Royal David’s City; 2. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
  • 2 Selections by the Brass Quintet
  • Carol of the Drum - K.Davis, arr. F. Werle
  • Two More Carols for Organ and Audience: 1. Joy to the World; 2. Silent Night
  • Christmas in Killarney - Redmond, Cavanaugh, Weldon; Tuba Soloist: Derek MacDonald; arranged by Kent Steerwell
  • Deck the Halls - arr. Chip Davis, Adapted Robert Longfield
  • Clarinet Group (selections TBA)
  • Organ Solo: (TBA) - Soloist Gregory Doyle
  • Two More Carols for Organ and Audience: 1. The First Noel; 2. Angels We Have Heard on High
  • A Gleeful Christmas - arr. by Adam Anders and Peer Astrom; Adapted by Sean O'Loughlin
  • The Winter Suite - Gustav Holst, arranged Robert Smith: I. In the Bleak Midwinter; II. On This Day the Earth Shall Ring

Loading Crew: We will need to meet at Halifax West first, likely at 2:00, to get the gear, then go to St.Agnes at 3:00. We may decide to load after the extra rehearsal on Monday Dec 8th.

Folder Contents

Main Folder, Funny Books and Remembrance Day Folder.
last updated April 2014

Concert Seating Diagram

Mark Cuming's Website

The link is: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/mcuming/index2.htm
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Other Halifax Concert Band Sites

The conductor's supplementary information page is: http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/mcuming/HalConBandSup%20Page.htm

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The Halifax Concert Band's home is the Bella Rose Arts Centre.

Visitor Info

People interested in joining the Halifax Concert Band should review the Membership Guidelines document.

We are currently looking for alto sax players. Anyone interested in playing with the Halifax Concert Band should contact the Director directly.

For information please contact Mark Cuming at kentsteerwell3@gmail.com.

HCB could be available to play for fundraising or other special events. Inquiries can be directed to Promotions and Publicity Chair Don Doyle at 454-7235 or doyledj@eastlink.ca.

Music Performances

For recent performances of the Halifax Concert Band, and performances by other ensembles of what the Halifax Concert Band is playing, check out Mark Cuming's YouTube Channel.


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