Annual Fathers Day Concert

Fathers Day is just around the corner and we hope that you will bring Dad out to enjoy our annual concert in the park!

An annual tradition for many years, we will be at the Queens Park Bandshell in New Westminster.

Start time 2:00.  All levels of the society will be performing.


REMINDER: Annual General Meeting

Attention all band society members.  The annual general meeting of the New Westminster and District Concert Band Society is Monday the 27th at 8:00pm.

It is very important that all members attend.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Rehearsal Locations: Back to McBride and NWSS

As the labour dispute has been resolved, rehearsals for all NWDB ensembles will return to their regular locations.

Senior Band:  Monday nights – Richard McBride Elementary

Jazz Band – Tuesday nights – New Westminster Senior Secondary

Intermediate Band – Thursday nights – Richard McBride Elementary


2014/2015 Season

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season of the New Westminster and District Band Society:

It is exciting to remember that we are celebrating over 81years of community music!

I am so excited to be returning myself for another year of playing clarinet, and looking forward to reuniting with old friends and meeting new people as our rehearsals begin again next week.  On behalf of the executive, we welcome back our band directors John White, Kevin White, and Adam Jones for another season of brilliant leadership and music making.

I’m also very pleased to announce that the Senior Concert Band has been invited to play for the grand opening of the new Anvil Center in New Westminster on Sunday September 14th beginning at 12:00 noon – come on out and support the band society!

Returning members, don’t forget that you can now earn credits towards your fees by referring new players into the Intermediate and Senior bands so, spread the word, and bring a friend!

See you soon,

Angela Adam
NWD Band Society President

The start of a new season!

A welcome back to all returning members of the New Westminster and District Band Society!

We hope that you all had a fantastic summer (everyone did practice….right?), and we’re looking forward to seeing you all in the next couple of weeks.

Intermediate Band will start next Thursday, September 4th and the Senior Band will begin on Monday, September 8th.

Beginner Band will be on a leave of absence for the 2014-2015 Season, but please click on JOIN A BAND to get us your information if you are looking to take up an instrument.  We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop once the Beginner section re-starts.


Please note that during the job action by the BCTF, rehearsals will NOT take place at Richard McBride Elementary.  They will instead take place at St Thomas More School in Burnaby.  The rehearsal times will stay the same.

If you have any questions about the start of the new season, please email us via the CONTACT US form.




Spring Concert Tonight!

Tonight the society is hosting its annual Spring Concert at Douglas College.

Please come out for a great opportunity to listen to the beginner, intermediate, senior and jazz ensembles!

Start time is 7:00 in the theatre.  There is plenty of parking in the underground as well as on Royal Ave.

Tickets at $10 for Adults and $7 for Students and Seniors.

Music Monday!

Our very own Danny Olsen was just one of many of our band members that took part in Music Monday today!

See the article about Danny’s involvement here!

Danny Music Monday




Come PLAY with us!

Come and experience the music for yourself at one of our Open Rehearsal Information Sessions this Spring 2014:

You are invited to meet our instructors, observe the rehearsal, play with the band (optional), and ask questions during the information session.

For Senior Concert Band OR Beginning Band:
Directed by Mr. John White and Ms. Rebecca Norman
Monday April 28th and Monday May 12th
6:30 pm at Richard McBride Elementary School, Gym

For Intermediate & Junior Band:
Directed by Mr. Kevin White 
Thursday April 17th and Thursday April 24th
6:30 pm at Burnaby Mountain Secondary School, Band Room

For Jazz Band
Directed by Mr. Adam Jones
Tuesday April 29th and Tuesday May 13th
7:00pm at New West Secondary School, Band Room

Not sure which band is right for you?

You are invited to attend more than one session, OR ask for placement help during the Q&A—we are committed to helping you find the right fit!