Highlights of Past Events
The Band presents an annual spring concert. From 2006 to 2013, this was a Motherís Day concert. On May 21, 2016 the Band presented a Spring Community Concert, with a special guest choir La Chorale de Bons Choeurs from St. Barthelemy, French West Indies. One of the presentations made to La Chorale was a letter of welcome from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The framed letter was presented to the President of the Island's government (Collectivity), Bruno Magras, on St. Bartholomew's Day, and is now on display at the Collectivity building.
In 2013, 2014 and 2015, some members of the Band participated in the Canadian Band Association's Community Band Weekend.
Every year since 1995, the Band has performed to a packed house on New Year's Eve, as part of the New Year's Eve Concerts in Historic Downtown Brockville. On December 31, 2013 and 2014, the Band performed the final concert of the evening, leading the audience in singing Auld Lang Syne at midnight.
o Click here for the EON news clip from 2012; (starts at 0:39.)
The Band performed as part of A Community Christmas - The Bands of Brockville at the Brockville Arts Centre in December 2013, and again in December 2014, 2015, and 2016 in the Community Christmas concerts in Brockville.
A small ensemble of BCB members performed concerts of Christmas and seasonal tunes for the students and staff of Toniata Public School in December of 2013 and 2014, for Intermediate students at Thousand Islands Secondary School in 2014 and for a luncheon at the Brockville and Area YMCA in 2014 and 2015.
Since 1983, the Band has performed annually in the spring Brockville Music Festival at the Brockville Arts Centre. The adjudicators have been very impressed with the Band's performances and have consistently given the Band very high marks. The Band performed in the Stars of the Festival awards night concert in 2010.
The Band also supports the Brockville Music Festival through an annual award, the Mary Fuller Memorial Award Sponsored by the Brockville Concert Band given to the best overall concert band musician (percussion, brass or woodwind) or ensemble (percussion, brass, woodwind or a combination thereof) consisting of 5 members or less, in the Festival.
(Click here for a photo from the 2016 Stars of the Festival, including the recipients of the Award - sax quartet in front row - light-coloured shirts. Congratulations!)
The Band has presented outdoor summer evening concerts in Hardy Park, Brockville for many years and continues to perform as part of the Sunday in the Park series.
The Band was invited to give a concert on November 12, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Brockville to celebrate the church's 200th anniversary.
The Band participated in the Music of the Heart concerts for Community Involvement Legacy Homes on November 5, 2010 and November 4, 2011.
On October 3, 2009, the Band performed in the Grand Reopening Gala concert celebrating the completion of renovations to the Brockville Arts Centre.
The Band was inducted into the Brockville and Area Music and Performing Arts Hall of Fame on March 26, 2009.
In May 2008, the Band was visited by the critically acclaimed music composer and arranger, Frank Ticheli. The Band has played many of Mr. Ticheli's works over the years and was very honoured and excited when he led workshops for the Band and performed as guest conductor at a public concert at the Brockville Arts Centre.
In November 2004, the Band was featured at the Ontario Music Educator's (OMEA) Conference in Toronto to present Music for a Lifetime, emphasizing the diversity of age and talent in our community concert band and how well it all works together!
During the 2003-2004 season the Band completed a series of workshops, funded by a Trillium Grant from the Ontario government. These workshops were led by members of the University of Toronto Music faculty, to develop instrumental skills and overall musicianship. The workshops culminated in a concert in May 2004.
The Band played at a benefit concert for CHEO in the Main Chapel at Grenville Christian College on February 22, 2004.