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 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.
The Take Note ensemble, part of the Encore chorus (formerly known as the YRDSB Staff Singers), joined the Newmarket Citizens Band in 2016 for their winter concert.
The band and the master of ceremonies
Take Note takes the Old Town Hall stage
Master of Ceremonies
Les Saville conducts the Newmarket Citizens Band
Take Note ensemble
The Newmarket Citizens’ Band held its winter concert at Sharon Hope United Church with special guests the Upper Canada Chordsmen.
The Newmarket Citizens Band provided music for the Sharon Temple Heritage celebration.
The band played as part of the Canada Day festivities for the Town of Newmarket at Richardson Park.
The band celebrated its 140th anniversary with a concert on Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket.
Photos by Greg King.