Job Posting for Sackville Citizens Band

July 22, 2018

The Sackville Citizens Band, under the guidance of Live Bait Theatre, seeks student assistance for approximately four weeks of work to prepare a special 2019 program revolving around the 150th anniversary of Intercontinental Rail to the Tantramar region. This is funded by the federal Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting the Citizens Band as it develops this program. He or she will, among other things: research the history of rail’s impact on the musical life of Tantramar; collect related news clippings and photos; consult with the Band Director to help determine musical selections pertinent to the program; rearrange or modify scores to suit the instrumentation of the band; investigate upgrades to the band’s formal dress; produce recruitment posters for the band; and improve the band’s social media profile.

Candidates must be local to the Tantramar region, have an understanding of Canadian history and ideally would have experience with performing community band repertoire.

Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter should be sent to sackvillecitizensband@gmail.com. Applications will begin to be reviewed on Sunday July 29th.

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Canada150 Wrap

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!

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Canada150 Concert!

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!


Performance at ‘Gables Lodge’, Amherst NS

June 12, 2017

On the evening of Wednesday June 14th, the band will play for the residents of Gables Lodge in Amherst Nova Scotia.


Spring Concert In Review

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:
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Sackville Citizens Band Spring Concert

June 7, 2017

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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.


‘A Christmas Fantasia’ At the Chapel

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: