HCB Concert Notes Tuesday March 28

Hi all, Our upcoming performance with the Halifax West HS Concert Bands is this coming Tuesday, March 28th at 7 pm in the Bella Rose Arts Centre at Halifax West. The West High School Concert Bands (Grade 10 and Senior) will begin the program and the HCB  will be on 3rd.
Our program list and order is: 1) Sarabande and Gavotte 2) Nightmare Before Christmas 3) Kirkpatrick’s Muse 4) Praeludium (Also please have Assorted Chorales on stage with you as a quick warm-up before we perform)
David Burtt has asked us to use the band room (not the Green Room) for our assembly/warm-up and I ask all members to arrive by no later than 6:30 pm for that. At 7 pm we will take our places in the theatre seating as audience members. Dress for the concert will be all- black with the HCB band shirts (or black top).
Thanks and see you on Tuesday night. Dave

HCB Rehearsal Notes Tuesday March 21

Hi all,
Here are the rehearsal notes for our March 21st rehearsal at 6:30 pm at the West band room. Please note that I am including Praeludium in the order of selections to be rehearsed and I plan to include that in the March 28th shared concert with the Halifax West Band.
1) Chorales-More Assorted (all) 2) Warm-up Pieces-#1 and #2 for Three Ayres from Gloucester 3) Sarabande and Gavotte (Grieg) 4) The Nightmare Before Christmas 5) Kirkpatrick’s Muse 6) Praeludium
Thanks and see you Tuesday Dave

HCB Message from Dave

Hi all,
Thanks so much to all of you for such a fine performance with the Celtic concert this past Sunday and my sincere gratitude for all of your musical skills and help with logistics for this annual concert at St. Patrick’s. Great job!! Our next rehearsal is on Tuesday, March 21st at our regular place and time.
Our next concert is March 28th at the Bella Rose Theatre at 7 pm with the Halifax West HS bands in a combined performance. The repertoire for our portion of the concert will be:  Kirkpatrick’s Muse, The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Sarabande and Gavotte movements from Grieg’s Holberg Suite.
Thanks Dave

Parking for HCB concert March 5

Hi all,
There will be parking available at Saint George’s round church parking lot tomorrow. That parking lot is accessible from Cornwallis Street.
Please be there by 1:15 pm, unless you are helping with set-up etc.
Thanks Dave

HCB Mar 5 Concert notes

Hi all,
As promised here are the details for our concert event this Sunday.
The Halifax Concert Band Celtic Concert Sunday, March 5th, 2023 2 pm (Admission-collection at the door) St. Patrick’s Church 2267 Brunswick Street Halifax
Please be at St. Patrick’s Church by 1:15 pm for assembly and warm-up Set-up crew please arrive for 1 pm Equipment Truck unload crew for 12:30 (side parking lot) (please note: equipment truck loading at Halifax West High School for those volunteers is set for 3:30 pm on Friday March 3rd at the band room)
Dress is formal black (with optional Irish accessories) Please bring a music stand (except front row and percussion) and stand light if needed. Irish music envelopes will be collected after the Sunday concert (except Kirkpatrick’s Muse)
Parking is available along the side of the church by the accessible ramp. All other parking can be found on the street. Note:-at this point, we do not have permission to park at St. George’s Round Church parking lot
A reminder to all band members that there will be no HCB rehearsals for the next two Tuesdays (March 7th and 14th). Regular rehearsals resume on March 21st. Our next concert will be Tuesday March 28th at the Bella Rose Theatre at 7 pm with the Halifax West Concert Band combined concert.
Thanks and see you all on Sunday! Dave