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Next Rehearsal

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 6:30 in the bandroom at Halifax West High School

last updated 9:30am Feb 26, 2015

Hello all. In a perfect world this will be our next rehearsal. Now, we have only two rehearsals to get that Irish show together. I thnk that should be enough. We seem to work best under pressure, after all. We will do the feature numbers first, then deal with the six singalong tunes. I am optimistic that it will come together quite quickly.

Thank you, one and all.


Message from Mark:

Hello everyone,

I would like to take a few moments to thank all of you for being so patient since we started back in January.

The disruptions that we have had to endure have been very difficult for us. When several rehearsals are cancelled, the band loses its momentum and interest suffers as well. This makes it really difficult to rally the rank and file members to return to performing trim. I am hopeful that, when I return next Tuesday, we can regain the drive that has been diminished by factors we could not control.

I believe that playing the March 15 concert at St. Patrick's, even if we have to read it on the gig, might just be the tonic we need. I hope that we will get the two remaining rehearsals in, but who knows?

Meanwhile, keep your fingers crossed for improved weather and I will look forward to seeing you next week.



Irish Show

March 15 at St. Patrick's Church

View the Program (.pdf format).

Concert with the Halifax West High School Concert Band

Tuesday, April 28th (confirmed) at the Bella Rose Arts Centre

Music Festival

First week of May at Mount Saint Vincent University

Spring Concert

May 26 at the Bella Rose Arts Centre

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
Please save this somewhere (bookmarks, etc.) where you can access it easily.


Other Halifax Concert Band Sites

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

The Halifax Concert Band's Facebook page can be found here

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.


Contact the Halifax Concert Band WebMaster who also plays tuba in the band.