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

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)



Halifax Concert Band Rehearsal Notes Tue Jan 15

Hi all,
Here are the rehearsal notes for Tuesday Jan 15. As well, there is a table, below, indicating the remaining performance dates for the season.
Thanks, Dave
1) Warm up Piece-Alicante 2) Mountain Thyme 3) Root Beer Rag 4) Mambo (Mark conducting) 5) McIntyre Ranch Country (recording and run-through) 6) Palomita De Triana (recording and run-through) 7) Officer Krupke (new) 8) Wicked and/or Spontaneous Combustion (if time)

Halifax Concert Band 2019 First Rehearsal Tue Jan 8

Hi all and Happy New Year!
Our first rehearsal of 2019 will be this coming Tuesday January 8th at 6:30 pm and the repertoire/order of that rehearsal is listed below. Also, please bring all of your Christmas music for Debbie to collect that evening.
Thanks Dave
1) Warm-up Piece-Goin’ Home 2) A Symphonic Narrative 3) Music from Wicked 4) Make our Garden Grow 5) Palomita De Triana (new-to be handed out) 6) MacIntyre Ranch Country (new-to be handed out) 7) Solemn Fugue 8) Root Beer Rag (Sax feature)

Halifax Concert Band: Thanks and reminder of supper next Tuesday, Dec 11, 6:30 pm

Hi all,
I wanted to let you all know how pleased I was with the concert last night and that I thought the band sounded wonderful in that beautiful acoustic. It always feels rushed to get our Christmas program together but it came off so well and I received many complimentary comments from audience members after the concert. Thank you one and all for your music and for your commitment to the group and for your friendship. It’s a great club to belong to! Hope to see you all next week at the supper…6:30 pm at Steak and Stein, Young Street, Halifax, Tuesday Dec. 11. Guests are welcome.

Halifax Concert Band Rehearsal Notes Moday Dec 3

Hi all,
We will be having our dress rehearsal tomorrow night, Monday, Dec. 3rd at 6:30 pm at the West band room. The running order will be the actual concert program order which I am including below.
After the rehearsal, we will need to load some vehicles with percussion equipment so I would ask that all percussionists please stay to help with this at 8:30.
For Tuesday, the set up in the church (St Agnes on Mumford Road) is scheduled for 2 pm and we can use any help that people can provide if you are available at that time.
The concert itself is at 7 pm and I’ll ask members to arrive in the church hall for 6:15 for assembly and warm-up. Dress is formal concert black and members are asked to bring your own music stand.
Saxophone Ensemble Prelude Music (optional) Let the Bells Ring Three Songs for Christmas We Three Kings Bugler’s Holiday White Christmas Carol of the Drum Two Duets for Flute and Clarinet (optional) Cherry Tree Carol Christmas a la Big Band Ave Maria Christmas in Killarney
Thanks, Dave