Category Archives: Concert

The Band's clarinet section poses for a photographer before the Winter Prelude concert, December 2017

The Band Presents “A Winter Prelude”

From the December SnapD, photos by Sylvie Lessard.  For more photos, visit SnapD.

The 2nd Annual Seasonal Concert by the Newmarket Citizen’s Band at Newmarket’s Historic Old Town Hall was sold out! They explored the lead up to winter through an eclectic musical program playing seasonal favourites with special guests, the Embellished Bell Quartet. The Newmarket Citizens’ Band is Canada’s oldest continuously-operating community concert band, established in 1872! The Band consists of volunteers of various ages and musical level who enjoy musical instruments. They rehearse every Tuesday night at Ray Twinney.The Embellished Bell Quartet holding some of the 40+ bells they played as guests of the band at the Winter Prelude concert.

Newmarket Citizens Band Celebrates Canada 150

From snapD.

The Newmarket Citizens Band (NCB) kicked off Canada’s 150 Sesquicentennial Birthday Celebrations last month with an evening of music featuring Canadian composers and artists – from traditional Canadian compositions and folk tunes to modern swing and jazz arrangements! Featured artists were NORTH of DIXIE, a Dixieland style band from Newmarket. Guest conductor and composer was Canadian composer, Vince Gassi who conducted two of his own pieces. The Band was excited to once again perform in Newmarket’s historic Old Town Hall to another terrific audience. Thank you to NCB for a fantastic evening

Conductors for the evening:  Dale Matsushige, composer Vince Gassi, and Les Saville.

Conductors for the evening: Dale Matsushige, composer Vince Gassi, and Les Saville.

Highlights from the Band’s 140th Anniversary

Here are some of the pieces the band played during the year of its 140th anniversary, and the location they performed.

Abide With Me – Newmarket Cemetery Decoration Day

Benny Goodman, King Of Swing – Sharon Temple Founder’s Day

Mario Canonico on clarinet

Imagine – Newmarket Cemetery Decoration Day

Independentia – Sharon Temple Founder’s Day

Last Post – Newmarket Cemetery Decoration Day

Gordon Wilkes, trumpet

Maid Of The Mist – Sharon Temple Founders’ Day

Rick Harper, trumpet

Saints Hallelujah – Newmarket Health Centre Christmas Concert

Scenes From The Nutcracker – Park Place Manor Christmas Concert, Newmarket

Show Boy – Newmarket Cemetery Decoration Day

Viva Italia – Coffee, Cakes and Concert, Unionville