Message from the President

The New Westminster and District Band has a long and musically excellent past.  In fulfilling my role as President I feel that I am paying back and maybe paying forward a little.  As a boy when I first joined the beginner band I didn’t pay much attention to the work that was going on behind the scenes but as I grew older I recognised the efforts required to keep an organization such as the New Westminster and District Band Society moving forward musically and organizationally.

Today the New Westminster and District Band Society offers a unique musical experience by facilitating 3 levels of Concert Band (beginner, Intermediate, and Senior) as well as a Senior Jazz Band. A special experience for me was playing with both of my children, my wife, and my father in law, in the Senior Band, as we were all together for a few years.  All of our bands are open to all ages. For us it is all about where you are in your musical journey.


If you are a beginner, or if you and your children would like to take on a new challenge; if you started your musical journey at school but would like to be at the top of your class; or if you played years ago and would like to re-experience playing with a top- performing Concert or Jazz Band; please check out our website and come to visit us on Monday or Thursday nights (06:30pm).


Hope to meet you soon,


Danny Olsen


New Westminster and District Concert Band Society