Unfortunately, our annual Fathers Day concert at Queens Park was rained out….and that hasn’t happened many times in the bands long history.
To those that made the journey to the park to attend, we thank you. The decision was not an easy one to make and we held out hope that the weather was going to turn in our favour, but alas, it was not to be.
Although our season is coming to an end, we look forward to seeing you in the Fall for a brand new year of concerts.
If you have not already signed up for our email list, please do so to the right as we will send out concert information as the dates are finalized.
Thank you all for the wonderful support of the New Westminster and District Band!
Please join us for our annual Family Concert, Monday, May 15th. Playing that evening will be our Jazz Band, the Forte Wind Ensemble and the Senior Band. The concert starts at 7:00pm at Richard McBride Elementary gym, 331 Richmond Street, New Westminster. Bring the whole family. Admission by donation.
Join us for our next concert, Pictures and Postcards, on Monday, April 10th, 7:30 pm at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Tickets $15 available from members or at the door.
The New Westminster and District Band is running a beginner band program from February to June 2017. This is an opportunity for budding musicians to receive instruction, practice and exposure to band music and performing.
The sessions will take place at Richard McBride Elementary School, 331 Richmond St, New Westminster, on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The director of our Forte Wind Ensemble, Mr. Kevin White, will be directing the band. Kevin is the music director at Burnaby Mountain Secondary School. Sessions will commence on February 6th and run through to June 26th, 2017. The cost of the program is $150.00. The beginner band will have an opportunity to perform with the other bands in our organization at our annual Father’s Day Concert in Queen’s Park.
Go to Contact Us above and send us an email, including your contact information, to register.
Join us for our annual Pops concert, Monday, November 21st at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Avenue, Burnaby, at 7:30pm.
Yes, It’s back to band season! We’ve had the start of the Jazz and Forte ensembles this week and look forward to seeing the Senior ensemble this coming Monday. We’ll be updating the calendar shortly to show all the rehearsals, performances and events for the season.
Happy music making everyone!
Come out on Saturday and see the Jazz ensemble perform at Northwood United Church – 8855 156th Street Surrey
More details here: http://westcoastjazzinvitational.com
Thank you to all who attended this years Pops concert! It was a huge success and we appreciate the support.
Here are the audio recordings from the evening. Enjoy!
Singing In The Rain – Burnaby District Youth Choir and NWDB Small Ensemble
When You Believe – Burnaby District Youth Choir and Senior Band
Hay Burner – Jazz Band
Mr Casual – Jazz Band
Funky Cha Cha – Jazz Band
Arnge Drank – Jazz Band
Colonel Bogey – Senior Band
Tribute to Stephen Foster – Senior Band
Selections from Fiddler on the Roof – Senior Band
Joropo – Senior Band
I Am the Doctor – Senior Band
Bond….James Bond – Senior Band
It’s time for BACK TO BAND! Come PLAY with us!
FIRST NIGHT for Forte Wind Ensemble, and REGISTRATION for all players from begins Thursday September 10th from 6:30- 8:30pm in the gym at Richard McBride Elementary.
The Senior concert bands kicks off their first rehearsal on Monday September 14th at 6:30pm, and the Jazz Band returns to NWSS Band room on Tuesday September 15th at 7:00pm.
Registration volunteers will be available at your first rehearsal, and fees ($300) are due in full. Please assist us in our administrative efforts by having your cash or cheque ready to go. If you are a new player, please print and complete the registration form before you come. Returning members with no changes to their contact information, may speed up the process by printing and signing “Conditions of Membership” (page 2 ONLY) in advance of the first rehearsal. Those who need to update their contact information should print and complete the registration form in full.
We look forward to seeing you soon!