What a great day at Newmarket’s newly renovated and expanded Old Town Hall that re-opened officially on Thursday, September 22nd. The Hall will no doubt become the cultural hub for the Town as it provides local performers and artists with a place to showcase their talents to the residents of the Town of Newmarket.
An Open House was held on Saturday, September 24th. The Newmarket Citizens’ Band (NCB) which has been the official Town Band since 1872, has a long history of providing entertainment in and around the Newmarket area. The Band played two concerts for residents as part of public tours that were held that day. The audiences were very enthusiastic and enjoyed seeing the band playing once more in the Old Town Hall.
The Band is very excited that this venue is finally available and plans to hold regular concerts throughout the year. To mark this historic occasion, an official photo of the band was taken outside of the Hall after the concert.
NCB embraces the community band concept and welcomes any musician teen aged and older who plays a band instrument to come out to a rehearsal. There are no auditions or waiting lists. For more information about the band and how to join check out our website at http://newmarketcitizensband.ca/
The band provided music for the re-opening of Newmarket’s Old Town Hall.
The stage was set at the Newmarket Theatre for an historic meeting of some of Ontario’s finest musicians, representing more than twenty six Community Bands on Sunday October 5, 2014. Presented by the Newmarket Citizens’ Band in conjunction with the Canadian Band Association (Ontario) as part of the annual Community Band Weekend, this massed band concert was led by nine of the provinces top-rated conductors.
Listen to a few of the highlights of that day.
On Eagles Wings, (Robert W. Smith) Roy Menagh, conductor
Blue Lake and Rocky Shores (Bill Thomas) Rita Arendz, conductor
Canadian Folk Song Rhapsody (Curnow) Dale Matsushige, conductor
Soliloquy for Band Op. 40a (L.M. Calleja) L.M. Calleja, conductor
Gershwin! (Arr. Warren Barker) Graz Brescacin, conductor <
Florentiner March (J. Fucik) Gerald Murphy, conductor
In Autumn Skies (Y. Kamioka) Dale Matsushige, conductor
Into The Hills (Ryan Meeboer) Rita Arendz, conductor
Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar /Arr. Custer) Les Saville, conductor
Snake Fence Country (Howard Cable) Barb Hunter, conductor
Country Gardens (Percy Grainger) Gerald Murphy, conductor
Rest (Frank Ticheli) Joseph Resendes, conductor
Oak Island Odyssey (Vince Gassi) Les Saville, conductor