Many thanks to Sandy Burnett for his recent letter to the Sackville Tribune Post.
The Sackville Citizen Band has been flourishing since it found a new home at Marshview Middle School in September of 2012. Membership has almost doubled during that time, and the performance level has also been reaching new heights of excellence.
During the past summer, the band performed almost weekly. Recently, they performed a Christmas concert for the residents of the Drew to a warm and enthusiastic response. Director, Paul Jensen, feels that the group is fast becoming one of the very fine community wind ensembles in the country. Many members in the band have studied music at the post secondary level and others have been lifelong musicians. Together, they bring a love and passion for the music that makes Jensen’s job as director a very enjoyable and rewarding one.
The band will give the people of Sackville and area an opportunity to come out and listen to them as they perform this Wednesday, December 11, at the Mount Allison University chapel. The concert will feature a mix of sacred, traditional, and upbeat swing Christmas numbers. They will also perform poignant and moving versions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and “ I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables.
So come out tonight and kick start your holiday season to the sounds of your Sackville citizen Band as they perform in the lovely surroundings and wonderful acoustics of the Mt A chapel. Admission is free but a monetary donation or food item would gladly be accepted for the local food bank. Door opens at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start.
The Sackville Citizens Band — performing Christmas selections for residents at the Drew Nursing Home.
The Sackville Citizens Band will perform its annual Christmas concert for residents of the Drew Nursing Home in Sackville on Wednesday, December 4, starting at 7:15pm.
Families of residents are welcome to attend this festive concert, which will feature favourite Christmas carols and other seasonal tunes.
What a great summer for the Sackville Citizens Band – lots of concerts and good weather. Some of the concert highlights include the Drew Nursing Home, Amherst Bandstand, Sackville’s Concert in the Park, Parrsboro Band Day, OK Quoi…, Wine Fest, and the Rotary Camp concert.
The band is always looking for new members so feel free to contact us for information on joining. Rehearsals take place each Wednesday from 7 to 9 at Marshview Middle School.
The Sackville Citizens Band will once again be performing at the Winegarden Estate’s annual wine festival. Come out on August 11 from 12pm to 5pm – Route 970 Baie Verte NB (Tidnish Road). Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, and wine tasting. Admission is free.