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


About Us




Find us on

See us on

Next Rehearsal

Monday, Dec.8 at 6:30 in the music room at Halifax West High School

This will be the dress rehearsal for the Dec 9 show. Of first importance is to get the wrinkles out of the In the Bleak Midwinter. We'll run the rest of the show after that is accomplished. I will try and finish up by 8:10, at which point, I'll coach the clarinet section.

I think that the show should be a good one. Things are starting to cook and the dish should be ready to be served after the final rehearsal.

On our Facebook page, I will try and post a YouTube vid of In the Bleak Midwinter. Baritones may use this for practice purposes.

Thank-you, everyone.


Annual Christmas Dinner - Tuesday Dec 16 at 6:30 at the Red Wood Grill.

The address is 30 Fairfax Drive, Halifax.

The website is http://redwoodgrill.ca/

Band members, family and friends are welcome.


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
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.