UPCOMING CONCERTS

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Saskatoon Community Bands: Spring Spirit

Featuring all 5 of our bands over two days with one ticket!! Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 12th at 2:00pm and Monday, May 13th at 7:30pm. Both concerts will be held in Holy Cross High School's Theatre.

Sunday's concert will feature our 630 Experience Band, Beginner Band, & Wind Ensemble. Monday's concert will feature our Concert Band & Jazz Band members.

Tickets are available at the door, from any member of the playing bands, or by emailing stooncommunitybands@gmail.com. Tickets are $10 which gets you admission in to BOTH concerts. Rush seating.

We hope to see you for our final concerts of the 2023-2024 Saskatoon Community Bands season!

Past Concerts:

Saskatoon Community Bands: There Be Pirates Here...

Come join the Saskatoon Community Wind Ensemble & Jazz Band as we take you on a musical journey from the high seas of the Caribbean where pirates roam and peril prevail, to the depths of the open ocean where British tars plunder and steal away beautiful maidens. Under the Direction of Nick Fanner (Wind Ensemble) & Doug Gilmour (Jazz Band), these two ensembles will delight you with music from the beloved Pirates of the Caribbean and the likes of lyric opera composers Gilbert & Sullivan. Throw in a little Mozart to counter- balance along with the Royal Canadian Navy March Past March, as a tribute to those who today keep our seas safe from those nefarious pirates of yore, you can’t help but come away from the concert beaming from ear to ear.

The concert will be held Wednesday, March 27th at the Broadway Theatre, beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and available from any member of either ensemble or on-line at Broadwaytheatre.ca. 

Saskatoon Community Bands: 'Tis the Season for Peace & Joy

Featuring Concert Band & 630 Band.

Tickets: $10/person and can be purchased from any band member.

The concert will be held at Holy Cross High School in their Theatre. We hope you can join us this festive season for an evening of music & joy!

Saskatoon Community Bands: New Beginnings

Featuring Jazz Band & Wind Ensemble.

The title of the concert comes from two recent events concerning the Saskatoon Community Bands.

First, the conductor of the Wind Ensemble found it necessary to step down from the podium due to a chronic medical condition. And so, for the first time in 40 years, the Wind Ensemble has a new conductor. We are pleased to welcome Nick Fanner to the position. Nick is no stranger to the organization as he has been conductor of the Beginner Jazz and the Intermediate Band for the past several years. With his wealth of experience as a high school band director and his involvement with the National Youth Band program, the Wind Ensemble is in very capable hands.

The second event behind the title of the November 29th concert is the resurgence of members at all levels. As with most arts organizations, Covid struck a blow to our only our audience, but also to the membership numbers. This year we have a huge influx of new and returning members at all levels, including 12 beginners. With a total of 130 members, it is definitely a New Beginning!

We hope you can join us Wed. Nov. 29th at the Broadway Theatre for 7:30pm

Tickets: $15/person and can be purchased from any band member or through the Broadway Theatre's website - Broadway Theatre  

Saskatoon Community Bands: Ruby Jubilee

Featuring all 5 of our bands over two days with one ticket!!

Sunday's concert will feature our Beginner Jazz Band, Intermediate Band & Concert Band members. Monday's concert will feature Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble Band members.

Tickets are available from any member of the playing bands or by emailing stooncommunitybands@gmail.com. Ticket prices are $20 which gets you admission in to BOTH concerts. Rush seating.

Saskatoon Community Bands: Nostalgia

Nostalgia – defined as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, with happy personal associations.” In this their second concert of the season, the Saskatoon Community Wind Ensemble & Jazz Band take-a-look-back at the events and concerts which helped shape the 40- year history of the organization. Included are some of the songs from the several CD’s the Wind Ensemble recorded over the years, the award-winning festival repertoire and audience favorites from the band tours and concert exchanges with bands from around the province and across Alberta. This concert full of repertoire from the past will be held at the Broadway Theatre on Wednesday, March 15th, beginning at 7:30 pm. 

Tickets are $15 and are available from any band member or from the Broadway Theatre Box Office. 

Saskatoon Community Bands: Rewind in Time

Featuring our Beginner Jazz Band, Intermediate Band & Concert Band members in concert!

Mark your calendars for Monday, December 12th, 7:30pm, at Holy Cross High School's Theatre.

Tickets are available from any member of the playing bands. Rush seating. Ticket prices are $10 for all ages.

Saskatoon Community Bands: A Blast From the Past

A Blast from the Past – The 2022-2023 season is a milestone anniversary for the Saskatoon Community Bands. For the past 40 years the organization has provided an opportunity for adult musicians in Saskatoon and surrounding area to share and enhance their love of music through the medium of a concert and/or jazz band. Since it’s humble beginnings with a group of 10 members, the organization has grown to 6 bands with close to 100 active participants.

All concerts this season will have 40th Anniversary Themed titles. The first of these concerts A Blast from the Past will present works which have traditionally been audience favorites. Featuring the Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Band, the concert will be held at the Broadway Theatre on Wednesday, November 30th at 7:30 pm. Included on the program are the Holst First Suite in Eb which has been performed 5 times in the past, as well as others such as Light Cavalry, On the Mall and Dragons Fly on the Wings of Time. Each concert will also feature a soloist who has previously performed with the Wind Ensemble. The soloist for this concert is Dale Brown, playing Sweet Sunset, for solo clarinet with band accompaniment.