|Posted by Bridgecitybrass on October 12, 2013 at 1:55 AM|
Our fifth season flew by quickly..and there is lots to catch up on!
Following our succesful Celtic Brass concert at the Broadway Theatre we enjoyed a joint concert with the Brunskill School 7/8 band, hosted at Centennial Collegiate. Each band played a short set before combining for several pieces conducted by Brunskill's Director of Bands and former conductor/horn player of BCB Erin McVittie. In addition to forging ties with one of our local community schools the concert served as great preperation for both bands for upcoming Festivals. We look forward to seeing the Brunskill students again in the future!
Program: BCB - Black Bottom Stomp, Londonderry Air Reunion and Finale (From Gettysburgh), Valero
Combined Bands - Summit March, Apex (Featuring MJ Krips - Cornet), Viva la Vida
The Blockbuster Prarie Brass Band Festival (April 19th/20th) was the biggest and best yet. Featuring four bands from across the Prairies and some superstars of the music world the weekend event was a a huge success.
Friday saw Europes Most Imaginative Brass Band 'Mnozil Brass' entertain a sold out crowd at Third Avenue United Church, which literally blew the crowd away! Followed by a post concert reception were players jammed on stage with the Austrian brass mega stars, who stayed the remainder of the evening socialising with PBBF participants and solidified their reputation as class acts on and off stage.
Saturday saw the Mission Hill Brass, Queen City Brass Band and our two Saskatoon Brass Bands take part in rehearsals and clinics during the day, led by Virtuoso Euphonium and Flugel Horn players Glyn and Helen Williams from Double Championship Winning Band Fodens (U.K.).
The evening saw the Gala Concert, with Each Band playing induvidual sets including solos from both Glyn and Helen Williams with the bands, finishing the concert with an Epic round of massed band pieces also featuring the Marion Graham Drumline.
Program: BCB - Black Bottom Stomp, Wandering and Fading of a Hymn, Carnival of Venice (Glyn Williams - Euph), Starlight
Massed Band - Valero, Riverdance, Reunion and Finale
Station Arts Centre Concert
BCBB was delighted to get the opportunity to play at the wonderful Station Arts Centre in Rosthern on May 26th. This wrapped up our major concert commitments for the year. The performance was met with great enthusiasm from the crowd and we look forward to returning to this fantastic venue in the future.
Over the Rainbow (Featuring Andrew Couperthwaite: Soprano Cornet, Brett Graham: Vibes)
Pastime with good company
The Wandering and Fading of Hymn
Postcard from Mexico
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Black Bottom Stomp
Hymn for Diana
Trumpet Blues and Cantabile
Starlight (Featuring James Wood: Flugel, Barrie Redford: Trumpet)
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Taste of Saskatchewan
Brass players + Food Festival = perfect match. Our final concert of the season was at the Taste of Saskatchewan food festival, fighting a few missing players and some sporadic downpours, it was a nice end to the season.
Program: Knight Templar, Rhapsody for Euphonium, Amazing Grace, Floral Dance, Apex, Pastime for Good Company, Tonight, Valero