July 3, 2017
Despite the drizzle, Sackville enjoyed a fine Canada150 celebration, with speeches from our mayor and Jerome Bear, the mayor of Dorchester, who drummed in the local air cadets.
Sackville’s Band played ‘O Canada’, ‘The Maple Leaf Forever’ and ‘This Land is Your Land’ as well as up-tempo crowd favourites. We like to think it was our Beach Boys medley that kept the rain away for a couple of hours!
June 29, 2017
Come and hear a live band play the music of the past 150 years!
As part of Sackville’s Canada150 celebrations, the town’s Citizens Band will play a full concert starting at Noon at the Bandstand in the Bill Johnstone Memorial Park, on Main St. across from the Independent Grocery store.
Will there be patriotic songs? Yes! Will there be brass solos? Most certainly!
June 12, 2017
On the evening of Wednesday June 14th, the band will play for the residents of Gables Lodge in Amherst Nova Scotia.
June 12, 2017
Here’s a two minute version of our June 10th concert, featuring snippets from 6 of the 14 pieces played on the night:
June 7, 2017
Saturday June 10th join us for ‘Canada and Friends’, an all-new tribute to our country and its many musical influences, performed at Brunton auditorium of the Mount Allison Music building at 7:30 pm.
The 20-piece band will (of course) play ‘The Maple Leaf Forever’, but other highlights of the full program include a tribute to the incomparable US songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, a sacred Russian tone poem and music by the British composer Hoslt.
Families are especially welcomed, and admission is free or by donation.
December 12, 2016
The band will be playing its annual Christmas concert at the Mount Allison Chapel on Saturday December 17th at 7pm. This year, we’re delighted to welcome Sackville’s Flute Choir to add to the festive fun in a program that will span from the 16th century to today, with lots of seasonal favorites like ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ and a time for carol sing-along.
The architectural splendor of the chapel makes this concert a special treat for band and audience: as always, we’re glad that the Mount A. Chaplin, John Perkin, has invited us to perform there.
Admission will be by free-will donation.
The following map indicates the location of the Chapel:
June 7, 2016
Saturday, June 11th, the twenty-piece Citizen’s Band will present “From Bach to the Blues Brothers”, a full concert of band favourites spanning three centuries. Like last year, the concert will take place at Brunton Auditorium of Mount Allison University’s Bell Conservatory of Music. The music starts at 7:30, and the band especially encourages young families to join us for all or part of the performance. There is no fee for this event, but a free-will offering will be collected for a charitable cause.