Halifax Concert Band Message from Musical Director Mark Cuming

Hello, everyone.
I am pleased to denounce the playlist  for our up coming Christmas Concert, slated for December 7.
The next Halifax Concert Band rehearsal is Tuesday October 26 at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary of Hope United Church, 3055 Connaught Ave, Halifax.  There is parking, accessible from Young Street, and there is a door near the parking lot that leads to the sanctuary. Please bring your own stand and a light if you need it.
Anyone who was not there on Tuesday Oct 19 will need to complete a consent form and show proof of full vaccination. Please arrive early enough to complete documentation and to be ready to play at 6:30.
We’ll start working on these items on the next rehearsal. To keep things simple and easy for all of us, I have relied on grinding up some of our old chestnuts as well as adding 2 new vocal and band charts.
Here are the titles:
On This Day the Earth Shall Sing Old Brenton Carol (These 2 will form kind of a Holst fest). C’est Noel (This will be the opener, after the fanfare) Sleigh Ride Carol of the Drum Ave Maria All I Want for Christmas is You Christmas Spirit Fanfare (aka General Use Fanfare) Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (New! Featuring Perla) Merry Christmas Darling (New! Featuring Perla) Gleeful Christmas (We may or may not use this one).
I can also tell you that there will be a clarinet quintet on the show (organized by Pat). But wait! There’s more! We will have a preshow appearance by the All City Boy’s Honour Choir. They will have a featured segment in the show too.
Things are starting to take shape. The next issue is to secure our instrumentation and then, hopefully, move back into Hfx. West. Thank-you all for your help. A big thank-you to Becky for securing the current rehearsal space and to Debbie and Pat for arranging to retrieve our repertoire from the Bella Rose Theatre.
See you Tuesday night.
M.C (1st. Officer)