ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT   Canada’s 150 anniversary & Nanaimo Concert Band’s 145 Anniversary.  It’s Time to Celebrate and we are going to do it with Music!

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April 23, 2017   Sunday afternoon.   Annual Spring Concert,   Mr. Gerry Klaassen Music Director,    Sunday 2:30 pm Port Theatre, Call the Box Office: 250-754-8550 to order your tickets or purchase online Online Tickets at the Port Theatre

The Band will be celebrating several special anniversaries this year.  Our Spring Concert will highlight Canada’s composers and arrangers in celebrating Canada’s 150 Anniversary,  a special piece to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge and the Concert will be full of celebration peices for our own Anniversary of 145 years playing music in Nanaimo.

It’s a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the comfort of the Port Theatre listening to one of the best musical groups Nanaimo has to offer and the Port Theatre makes it an easy, relaxing and enjoyable experience for all.  Located in the centre of the main lobby, their friendly volunteers can assist you with a multitude of services. For your convenience you can pre-order your refreshments at one of the two bars before the show and they will be waiting for you at the Audience Services Desk at intermission.   Plus:

  • Bus and car pull-in areas for easy passenger service
  • Parking lot connected to The Port Theatre
  • Comfortable Seating
  • Coat Check
  • Bar Service on both levels
  • Complimentary wheelchairs
  • Hearing assistance devices are available and can be requested in advance when ordering your tickets.
  • Elevators for people who can not do the stairs easily

The Port Theatre is only a call away to answer any of your questions and take your ticket order.  Port Theatre: 250-754-8550

Haven’t heard of Nanaimo’s Musical Treasure?  Well… very much has happened to this band in 145 years but we will give you a brief sketch, in 1872 the fast growing mining town of Nanaimo started up a colliery Brass Band under the leadership of Reverend James Reynard who had just moved to Nanaimo from the gold rush town of Barkerville.  The Band in the 1920′s was nicked named by the press as the “Nanaimo Silver Cornet Prize Band” in honour of its successes in competition.  In 2001 the band came home from Ottawa with the Gold award after competing at the highest level of Concert Band music.  One thing that hasn’t changed over the band’s history is its ability to attract a great group of talented musicians.  Our Band is known as oldest continuously operating band in Canada.

Canada’s 150 anniversary & Nanaimo Concert Band’s 145 Anniversary.  It’s a Time to Celebrate and we are going to do it with Music!


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