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Next Rehearsal - Sept 2 (for June 2014 members only)

The first rehearsal for the Halifax Concert Band will be September 2, but this will be for current members (as of June 2014) only. That practise will be for the Kermesse (Sept. 6 at 10:30).

The rehearsal on September 9 is for all folks, current or newbies. Dues will be collected that night and the membership will be drawn up from there.

Some repertoire to be performed this season may include:

  • American Folk Rhapsody #3 (Grundman)
  • First Suite in E Flat (Holst)
  • The Thunderbirds
  • Five Short Pieces for Wind Ensemble (Beethoven)
  • Lyric Episode (Frank Erickson)
  • Glenn Miller in Concert
  • Mt. Everest (because it's there).

Christmas new stuff will include Deck the Halls (the Mannheim Steamroller version) and A Gleeful Christmas (as heard on the TV Show). Heads up: We are doing the Kiwanis Festival this season.

      Mark Cuming


Kermesse - Sept 6, 2014 10:30am

We will practice on Sept 2 to prepare for this. The funny books will be used. We will be playing from 10:30 until 11:15, then from 11:45 until 12:30. If it rains, we will be on the inside. Report for duty at 10:10 and bring your own stand. Wear the band shirt please. Contents from the funny books will be rendered, as per usual.

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

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

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

HCBS Board of Directors needs volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Society's Board of Directors, most urgently as Treasurer, and ask that anyone interested advise one of the existing Directors (Bob Kanygin, John Underhill, Becky Campbell, Bill Hardstaff or Trevor Jamieson).

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo 2014 - request from Cdr (Ret’d) Gaetan Bouchard, Director of Music

"We would like to introduce a provincial civilian band which would perform on the upper stage with the massed bands. For many years the Tattoo’s Fanfare Trumpets have included civilian trumpet and low brass players ... Performing at the Tattoo requires attendance at rehearsals and performances ... Playing on the stage with the massed bands or with the Fanfare Trumpets requires no marching but does require a degree of flexibility to get on and off the stage quickly ... If you are interested please contact me by e-mail at gbouchard@eastlink.ca or if you wish, by telephone at (902) 755-1775 by Friday, 16 May 2014."

Update: there is still a need for some musicians in this band so please make contact if you are interested.

Halifax Band Fest 2014

Hosted here in Halifax by the Second Chances Community Band Society of Nova Scotia from May 23-25. Details here.

Annapolis Community BandFest 2014

Here is the brochure for this year's BandFest! The dates are July 18-20, 2014 with the usual early Thursday night rehearsal for those who wish to get a head start on the weekend. We have a great line up of conductors as you will see!

Visitor Info

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

As we are approaching the end of our 2014-2014 season there are currently no openings for 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.

Recent performances

Selections from our June 2013 Anniversary Concert at the Bella Rosa Theatre


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