HCB WWII Annual Remembrance Church Service and Reception

Hi all,
Here’s the program of music that the Halifax Concert Band will be playing for our performance at this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday, November 9/2018 at St Agnes Church Hall in Halifax.
Our portion of the proceedings will start at approximately 8:30 pm with band members being asked to assemble in the church hall for 7:45. Dress will be formal all black. Important Note: If you are missing any music from the list below, please contact Debbie McGuire, email mailto:thirdzebra@yahoo.ca
. Armed Forces March Past –MacKay . The Standard of St. George –Alford . Remembering Vera Lynn –MacKay . Sentimental Journey (vocal) –Brown/Homes . The Longest Day (vocal) –Anka . Sing-Along #1 o Pack Up Your Troubles o All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor o Roll Along Wavy Navy . Their Finest Hour-Cacavas . Hymn to the Fallen-Williams . Sing-Along #2 o Bless “Em All o Long Way To Tipperary o Tavern In The Town o Roll Out The Barrel . You’ll Get Used To It (vocal) –arr. Steerwell . Song for the Mira-MacGililvary (John Buchanan-vocals) . Sing-Along #3 o Lily Marlene o White Cliffs of Dover o We’ll Meet Again . God Save The Queen/O Canada
Thanks, Dave

Halifax Concert Band Rehearsal Notes Tuesday Oct 30

Hi all,
First of all, a big thanks to all who participated in the Parkland at the Gardens concert on Saturday….a great show!
As we move into our Christmas season (in a few short weeks!), I would like to get a jump on reading through some Christmas tunes this week so I have listed these without knowing which titles will be available and handed out on Tuesday. We’ll see when we get there!
1) Chorales-Son of Assorted-all 2) Warm-up Piece-Make Our Garden Grow 3) A Symphonic Narrative 4) Let the Bells Ring 5) Bugler’s Holiday-Trumpet Feature 6) Xmas Title #1 7) Xmas Title #2 8) Xmas Title #3 9) Xmas Title #4 10) Their Finest Hour (if time)
Thanks, Dave

Halifax Concert Band Rehearsal Notes Tuesday Oct 23 and Parkland Program

Hi all, Here are the rehearsal notes for Tuesday Oct 23 plus a memo with details and program selections for the Parkland at the Gardens concert that we are performing this coming Saturday, Oct 27th.
1) Chorales (all of Assorted Chorales) 2) Warm-up Pieces- Mountain Thyme and Hymn to the Fallen 3) Chicken Run 4) Abracadabra 5) Disney Blockbusters 6) Rodgers and Hammerstein 7) Talk thru of Medley tunes 8) Let the Bells Ring 9) Their Finest Hour (if time)
Parkland Gardens Performance 2 pm Saturday, Oct. 27/2018
Here are the details for our upcoming performance this Saturday, October 27th, 2 pm at Parkland at the Gardens (5732 College Street)
The concert is in the Great Hall which is a shared space between the Parkland residence and All Saints Cathedral. Our entrance for performers is through a side door off Cathedral Lane at the back of the parking lot for All Saints Cathedral. Please see the attached pdf of a picture of that parking lot for a good reference.
Our performance starts at 2 pm and so I am asking that all band members please arrive by 1:15 pm through the performers entrance. We do have a warm-up room for cases and coats which is just inside the entrance door to the right. Dress for the concert will be our HCB band shirts with black pants/skirts and black shoes. Also, please bring your own music stand for the performance.
Parking is limited to a few spaces around the church and on the streets surrounding Parkland. There is also a pay-and-display lot just to the west of Parkland which may be a good option if parking is hard to find.
For people involved in set-up prior to the concert, I would ask that you meet at the Great Hall at 12:45 pm to help with chair set-up and equipment moving and placement, etc.
Our program will be: 1 Alicante 2 Benny Goodman: King of Swing 3 Remembering Vera Lynn 4 The Best of Carole King 5 Disney Blockbusters 6 Hymn to the Fallen 7 Rodgers and Hammerstein 8 Abracadabra 9 Wartime Medley (Lily Marlene-White Cliffs-Meet Again) 10 Chicken Run
Thanks! Dave

Halifax Concert Band Rehearsal Notes Tuesday Oct 16

Hi all, Here’s the Oct 16 rehearsal line-up.
1) Chorales- Assorted 4, 5 and Son of 1,2,3,5 2) Warm up Pieces- Make Our Garden Grow and Goin’ Home 3) Alicante 4) Abracadabra 5) Benny Goodman 7) Carole King 8) Mambo 9) Let The Bells Ring 10) Chicken Run
Reminder of next perfomance: Parkland at the Gardens Concert Saturday October 27th 2:00 pm (performance In the Great Hall —All Saints Cathedral)
See you Tuesday! Dave

Website update

Hi fellow bandspeople,

Patricia Madden and I are working on updating (and keeping updated) our website. Please send any comments or suggestions for improvements @donnahuffman@gmail.com.

In particular, I would like to know whether this section (with member updates, band business, rehearsal notes, and other business) is useful, or if the combination of our facebook members’ page and weekly emails cover your needs.

Also, if you have any good pictures of the band – candid or posed, current or historical – that would be good to share send them to me.  Similarly, send me any links to videos of the band’s performances, particularly recent ones, that you would like to see on our web page.

Donna Huffman (clarinet)