New Westminster Concert Band needs a new rehearsal space



New Westminster and District Concert Band Society in need of storage and rehearsal space for 60 musicians

Can you help the New Westminster and District Concert Band Society find a new home?

The company consists of three orchestras: a 60-piece harmony orchestra, a 25-piece intermediate harmony orchestra, and a 20-piece jazz orchestra. For the past 50 years he has hosted evening rehearsals in the gymnasium at Richard McBride Elementary School, where he also had storage space to store equipment, instruments and an extensive music library.

But, with the school soon to be replaced, the company is losing its home – and now it is on the hunt for new rehearsal space and storage.

“We rehearsed in schools for a long time; However, we are open to new ideas: churches, town halls or urban spaces, even commercial spaces or warehouses could easily work for us, ”Group president Martha Cameron said in a press release. “What is important is that we have enough space to rehearse about 60 musicians in the evening and that we have easy access to our equipment, our instruments and our library, which require 300 to 350 square feet of space. of storage. “

The Concert Band Society dates back to 1928 and over the decades has provided a musical outlet for hundreds of musicians of all backgrounds and ages. It is well known locally for its annual Father’s Day concert at the bandshell in Queen’s Park, as well as other festival and event performances.

If you have a space to offer or can help the group in any way, send an email to [email protected]

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