October 31, 2015
The Band will perform its annual Christmas Concert at the Mount Allison Chapel at 8pm on Wed. December 16th. This year’s program includes festive favourites through the centuries as well as compositions that feature the top solo performers among our 20-piece ensemble. The uplifting surroundings of the chapel make this event a pleasure for audience and players, and the Band is pleased that the Mount A. Chaplin, John Perkin, has once again invited it to perform there.
Admission will be by free-will donation, with all proceeds supporting Sackville’s efforts to support Syrian refugees.
The following map indicates the location of the Chapel:
September 21, 2015
On Friday Sept. 18th, the band played to a jumping crowd at the Big Band Dance, a celebration which raised funds for Sackville’s Hospital Auxiliary and was part of the town’s Fall Fair activities. Citizens band played ‘Rock Around the Clock’, ‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie’ and closed with a swing version of ‘Red River Valley’. It alternated sets with Parrsboro’s Elastic Big Band to fill out the three hour event. Perhaps the SCB highlight was ‘Blue Moon’, sung by Sackville’s Janet Crawford with the 20-piece SCB backing.
The Hospital Auxiliary, which was celebrating a 70th anniversary, expressed the hope that this might be an annual event.
August 11, 2015
The Citizens Band plays the new Sackville bandstand Thurs. August 27th at 6:30pm. The bandstand is at Bill Johnstone Memorial Park, 70 Main Street. Admission is free: dancing is encouraged but not required.
August 11, 2015
On July 26th, the Band played in the Parrsoboro Band Day. Due to potential rain, the event was moved to the band hall. Acoustics were great, and each group delivered a fine performance!
June 23, 2015
Here’s a recording of the first piece at our June 17th Spring concert:
June 11, 2015
This Wednesday, June 17th, the Sackville Citizens Band presents “From the Top”, a night of musical variety including show tunes, classical favourites, rock, swing, and “Sounds of Silence” like you’ve never head it before. The concert begins at 7:30pm in the Brunton Auditorium of Mount Allison University’s Bell Conservatory of Music, and it features two solo performances.
Admission is by freewill offering.
January 9, 2015
The Citizens Band will play a three-piece set as part of a benefit concert on Sunday, January 18 at 3 pm. This concert is in support of the 2015 Sackville Music Festival and will take place at the Brunton Auditorium of the Mount Allison Conservatory of Music, 134 Main Street, Sackville, NB.