We are always looking for prospective new members, so if you are a strong musician who plays a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument and can read music, we would love to hear from you.
We welcome instrumentalists of all ages over 14. However, we do expect musicians to play at an intermediate level or better. If you are a beginner, or haven’t played your instrument in a number of years, please contact us and we can put you in touch with other bands in the area which might be a better fit for you.
Nanaimo Concert Band rehearses from 7:15-9:30 PM Monday evenings at St. Andrews United Church on Wesley Street downtown Nanaimo. The band is active all year, but takes a rehearsal break during August.
If you would like to come to a rehearsal and listen to the band and get a feel of the caliber of music the band plays please come and see what we are all about and meet the musicians.
Informal Auditions: The section leader and music director will listen to you during rehearsals to get a feel on your musical ability. After a few rehearsals, a decision will be made on whether you are invited to join the band. The decision is based on your musical ability and how well you fit personally within the band as to become a part of the team.
Our current annual membership fee is $125.00 ($60.00 for students). A $50.00 deposit is required for the band property (music folder, uniform and stand) which will be reimbursed when you leave the band and all the property is returned. Members must provide their own instrument.
Musicians interested in trying out for the band can contact us at through our Contact Us Page.
Please provide us with your contact information, what instrument(s) you play, a brief background of your experience and if you wish to be placed on our wait list if the section is currently full.