Giving Back to the Community through Music
The Sidney Concert Band is an active member of the Saanich Peninsula and enjoys supporting local organizations. Over the years, the Band has collaborated with local middle and high schools through joint concerts and has provided sessional instruction to students. These relationships are important because the youth are the future for sustainability of community bands.
The Sidney Concert Band is pleased to announce that a total of $800 was donated to the Kittyhawk Air Cadet Squadron Band, thanks to the generosity of its patrons for the annual SCB Christmas Concert, held on December 12, 2016 at Peace Lutheran Church in Sidney. The following comment was received from a squadron band parent, and nicely sums up their reaction to our donation:
It was a lovely show Yvonne, thank you so much for inviting us out and naming the Squadron Band as the beneficiary of the show's proceeds. As I'd mentioned, tonight's proceeds will go towards a new bass drum for the Squadron which we sorely need!
All the best,
Wade Noble, Band Parent
676 Kittyhawk Air Cadet Squadron Band
Jason Gordon, a former student at Spectrum Community School, was the winner of our $1000 band scholarship and is now a full time music student at The University of Victoria. Jason has performed several euphonium solos with the band. He also played jazz trumpet and trombone and participated in his high school tour bands, jazz combos and pit orchestra, and is now pursuing post-secondary studies in music education and history. Our band is pleased to have him continue playing euphonium with us.
Runners-up Conrad Inch (Claremont Secondary) and Laura Kratofil (Stelly’s School) each received $250. in recognition of their musical achievements in their respective high school bands.
Band Community Activities
As a community band, we play at a variety of venues and like to help community organizations by providing music for their charity / fundraiser events.
Examples of recent events include:
- 2 major concerts (spring & fall) per year at Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney
- Concert for the Community - Sidney Band Shell
- Sidney Santa Sparkles Parade
- Sidney Canada Day Parade
- Annual Christmas Concert at Peace Lutheran Church, Sidney
See Events Calendar
- Monday nights.
- Set up at 6:30pm
- Downbeat at 7pm
- Peace Lutheran Church
- 2295 Weiler Ave, Sidney
Want to Join?
Please contact Bruce Ham for more information.
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