Updated As of January 29, 2022



April  10, 2022 –  150th Anniversary Celebration Concert – Port Theatre

Call the Port Theatre 250-754-8550 to order your tickets   or

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Christmas Charity Concert – Dec 12, 2021.  2:30

Nanaimo’s Beban Park Auditorium.

Admission is by Kettle or Non-perishable Food Donations to the Salvation Army.

**** Proof of Full Vaccination & Your ID are Required to Attend the Concert.  Masks must be Worn at All Times. *****

Doors open at 1:30

Nanaimo Concert Band will present their annual Christmas Charity Concert “NCB HOLIDAY TRADITION,” on Sunday afternoon, December 12th, 2:30 p.m., in Nanaimo’s Beban Park Auditorium.

This concert is a highlight for many people during the holiday season.  With joyful spirit, this concert will open your celebration of the holidays in a grand and glorious style. It is NOT just the “same old music” you’ll hear on the radio and in every store and elevator, but fascinating new variations on familiar holiday themes.

Nanaimo Concert Band’s festive musical offerings range from Traditional Christmas, Swing, and Classical holiday music. All of your favorites in one fun afternoon.

So put the date on your calendar !  DECEMBER 12, 2021,   SUNDAY 2:30 pm



EXCITING NEWS – Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced that as of October 25 theatre venues can return to 100 percent capacity, for fully vaccinated patrons.  We now able to sell the rest of our tickets !

Nanaimo Concert Band  Fall Concert is ON !

Sunday  November 7, 2021 @ 2:30 pm (Doors open at 1:30)

Tickets  $16.00

Call the Port Theatre 250-754-8550 to order your tickets   or

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Attendees are required to show proof of both COVID Vaccine doses &  ID card prior to entering the building.

If you have Concert Tickets from our Spring 2020 Concert, they are good for this Fall Concert 2021. If you require different seats or have any ticket or seating questions, please call the Port Theatre and they will gladly assist you.

Tickets are going fast…so don’t wait,  get your seats soon.

Port Theatre Safety Protocols


The Port Theatre Society is pleased to provide a safe experience for everyone.

***** Starting October 24, all patrons and volunteers (ages 12 years & older) are required to show proof of both COVID Vaccine doses &  ID card prior to entering the building.

You must wear a mask (if 12 years or older) at all times inside the building even when seated in the theatre.

Hand sanitizer is available for your convenience.

Please avoid congregating in the lobby or theatre aisles.


  • The main entry doors into the lobby will open 1 hour before showtime. If needed, you’ll have access to the Ticket Centre once you’re inside the building.
  • If you need assistance printing your tickets prior to the performance, please contact the Ticket Centre via telephone or email (contact info below) and they will assist you.
  • There is no intermission – the event will run about 90 mins.
  • There will be no concession available. You’re welcome to bring your own water from home if you need inside the theatre.
  • There is no coat check so please bring any personal items with you into the theatre.

Due to COVID-19 and the BC Health Officer banning all public events of over 50 people

Our Christmas Charity Concert 2020

Has been cancelled

Our Christmas Concert is very important concert to help out the people in our community through the Salvation Army.  Even though WE are not able to perform this year, YOU can still help out !

Below is a link to the Salvation Army’s Donation website, where your donation will go the the people in NANAIMO.

Thank you for your continued support during COVID-19. There are a lot of things that are constantly changing, and we’re all learning how to live our daily lives differently.

Nanaimo Concert Band looks forward, like everyone, to the end of the pandemic, and again being able to share our love of music with the community.

From our bubble to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! We look forward to playing for you again soon. Until then, cheers to you from afar for your good health and happiness!

Nanaimo Concert Band – NEW 2021 DATE

Due to COVID-19, Our Next Concert Date at the Port Theatre is booked for

Sunday  APRIL  11th, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

As a result of the BC Health Officer banning all public events of over 50 people through to the end of May 2020 the Port Theatre is closed.  Both our Spring Concert that was to be held on April 19, 2020  & our Fall Concert that was to be held Nov 8, 2020  has been postponed until April 2021.

TICKETS: If you have already purchased tickets from our Spring 2020 Concert that was cancelled, the tickets are still valid for the 2021 Spring Concert that will take place on April 11, 2021.

If you do not wish to attend the April 2021, you can get a refund for your tickets.  Or you can keep your reserved paid seats for the next upcoming coming concert.  The Port Theatre will be handling all ticket refunds. Due to COVID-19, The Port Theatre is now closed until further notice. Admin staff are working from home and will respond to your emails.  They will be sending out a notice to our ticket holders as soon as they can.   ____________________________________________________________

The members of the Nanaimo Concert Band hope you and your family stay safe and healthy and we are looking forward to be able to play music for you in the near future.


Nanaimo Concert Band FALL CONCERT :  November 8, 2020, 2:30 Port Theatre.  


Keep an eye open for our Summer Concert Schedule which will be posted on our Website Event Page.


Annual Spring Concert – April 14, 2019, 2:30 – Port Theatre

Spring Concert News release – Click on image to enlarge……

Dave Fullerton – NCB New Director  Press release   …………….

 Nanaimo Concert Band Welcomes Their New Music Director Mr. Dave Fullerton To Their Podium.

Mr. Fullerton will debut at our Annual Spring Concert  Sunday April 14. 2019 at the Port Theatre !

After 22 years of leading the Nanaimo Concert Band on a remarkable journey, LCol (ret) Gerry Klaassen is stepping down from the podium.  Gerry has  been a real inspiration to the band and a real leader and we wish him well in his retirement in Victoria.  He will be missed by the band and our audience who he has left such a great impression on.

Though we are sad to see Gerry go, it gives us great pleasure to announce that Nanaimo Concert Band has chosen  Mr. Dave Fullerton as their new Music Director.  It is an exciting time for the band.

“I wish the new conductor, Dave Fullerton, much success.  His experience with other similar groups will lend itself to continue the band’s high status in and for the city and area of Nanaimo. “

Gerry Klaassen   LCol (Ret)


“ I am both honored and thrilled to have been chosen to be the next Musical Director of the Nanaimo Concert Band. Since moving to the Island several years ago, I have attended all of the NCB concerts and have seen, first hand, the large and dedicated audiences that this band has captured with their music. I have come to understand well that this fine ensemble, under the Direction of Maestro Gerry Klaassen for the past 22 years, has sustained a tradition of musical excellence and public service that stems from its beginnings in 1872.  As their new Director, I pledge to honor and serve this legacy. “

 Dave Fullerton

Click here’s to read more about Dave Fullerton

What The band has to say:

We, too, are thrilled to welcome Dave into the NCB family, and are eager for him to both push our musical boundaries and help us build exciting new bridges.

Shari Barker, who has been playing clarinet in the band for 37 years, says “The energy Dave brings to the podium is contagious.  Even in the short time he has been on the podium I am learning something new and see improvement in my playing.  And he is making it fun”

Barker dropped hints of the concert year ahead  “People should expect great things,  surprises and must-attend concerts.”

The band will be playing the same type of music repertoire that our audience has come to love and expect but Mr. Fullerton brings with his vision, his passion for both traditional music and new concert band pieces.

Under Dave’s leadership, we will continue with what the band is so well known for in the last 147 years……… A program that is well played and  entertains, leaving the audience wanting more!

Mr. Fullerton will debut at our Annual Spring Concert, Sunday April 14. 2019 at the Port Theatre !

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