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            - G. Holst


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Next Rehearsal

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 6:30pm until 8:30pm in the bandroom at Halifax West High School

last updated 6:57pm April 17, 2015

In this next rehearsal Mark Cuming will be officiating.

On this rehearsal, the first 3 items of playing will involve Loch Lomond, American Folk Rhapsody No. 3 and Game of Thrones. Those first two will be played at the music festival on May 5. All three of them will be used on the split concert with the high school band next week (April 28). After those 3 things are looked after, we will play the Holst. It may be necessary to assess this suite to determine if we can play it all on May 26. We'll review Mustang March, Thunderbirds and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Three other contenders are out there too- Belfast Hornpipe, Cakewalk (I have it copied and will bring it Tuesday) and Irish Tune from County Derry. I think that I have enough slow stuff programmed, so The County Derry one might, (sad to say), need to be axed. These are hard decisions, but circumstances within and beyond my control sometimes force my hand on these matters.

The concert on April 28 is at 7:00, so please be on tap at 6:30. We'll have you warm up independently in the band room. At 6:55, we'll go into the auditorium to hear the high school band. When they're done, the percussion section, e Graham and I will rearrange the stage. Band members would return to the band room during intermission. I'll come in to get you after the stage is set up. There will probably be the regular issue of not enough stands, lights too bright etc., but I hope that we can overcome these things quickly and get on with the show in a 15 minute intermission time frame. I suggest that we wear our band shirts that night, with black pants.

Reminder for this concert: bring a stand light if you have one just in case the lighting is dim and makes your music difficult to read.

I will post instructions for the music festival next week.

Thanks, everyone.



Concert with the Halifax West High School Concert Band

Tuesday, April 28th at 7pm at the Bella Rose Arts Centre

Be there by 6:30. Wear band shirts. Bring a stand light and music stand in case the lighting is dim and in case of a music stand deficiency.

Music Festival

First week of May at Mount Saint Vincent University

Spring Concert

May 26 at the Bella Rose Arts Centre

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Main Folder, Funny Books and Remembrance Day Folder.
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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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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.