Highlights of Past Events
The Band was inducted into the Brockville and Area Music and Performing Arts Hall of Fame on March 26, 2009.
New Year’s Eve Concerts in Historic Downtown Brockville:
Every year since 1995, the Band has performed to a packed house on New Year's Eve. In 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.)
o The live performances were cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
From 2006 to 2013, and in 2018, this was a Mother’s 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.
Brockville Music Festival:
The Band has performed in the spring Festival every year since 1983. (The Festival was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.)
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 including the 2016 recipients of the Award - sax quartet in front row - light-coloured shirts.)
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.
Community Christmas Concert:
On December 22 2020, unable to perform for live audiences due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the Band’s “Demo Band” live-streamed a concert over Facebook.
Youth outreach initiative: During the fall of 2019, the BCB Ensemble - composed of about a dozen BCB members - visited local elementary schools (Lyn PS, Toniata PS and Westminster PS) to perform for the students.
The full band, in partnership with the Brockville Arts Centre (BAC) gave a concert at the BAC on December 12, 2019 to over 600 area students.
A small ensemble of BCB members performed Christmas and seasonal tunes for the students and staff of Toniata Public School in December of 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018; for Intermediate students at Thousand Islands Secondary School in 2014; and for a luncheon at the Brockville and Area YMCA in 2014 and 2015.
Several BCB members represented the Band in the parade held at the Grand opening of the Brockville Railway Tunnel on August 12, 2017.
See the Band float at the 6:00 minute mark of this YouTube video.
In 2013, 2014 and 2015, some members of the Band participated in the Canadian Band Association's Community Band Weekend and concert.
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 played at a benefit concert for CHEO in the Main Chapel at Grenville Christian College on February 22, 2004.
In May 2008, the Band was visited by the critically acclaimed music composer and arranger, Frank Ticheli. Mr. Ticheli 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 public concert in May 2004.