Our home is in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. If you'd like to join us, please feel welcome to come to a rehearsal! (Please note, we do not rehearse during July or August).
We usually rehearse at Killarney Secondary School, in the Strings Room (A122), although we occasionally have to relocate briefly. We'be be happy to have you join us!
If you are new to the city and don't have your instrument, we may be able to help or refer you to local resources. We have a fairly full complement of percussion instruments including kit, timpani, vibraphone, congas etc.
We are a community band whose members have a wide variety of experience levels ranging from "developing" to professional. Our repertoire generally ranges from level 3 to 5, with performance material tending to average level 3.5 in difficulty. If you can only play the quarter notes you're still welcome, but we have material to challenge all players.
Please check the Calendar page for a full list of rehearsal and performance dates. If you wish a direct link for your own calendar, you can use https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=dmNiLnZhbmNvdXZlcmNvbmNlcnRiYW5kQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ
All players are asked to arrive between 7 and 7:20 PM so that we can be seated and warmed up ready to start promptly at 7:30 PM. As you're no doubt aware, late arrivals can be quite disruptive. After contacting us, first time attendees need to arrive by 7 in order to receive a folder from the librarian.
We wish to gratefully acknowledge financial assistance from the Government of British Columbia.
To access further information and articles on bands and festivals in the Lower Mainland, please check out the BC Band Association webpage.
The samples below will soon be swapped out for non-Christmas samples, so download them soon if you want your own copy!
Recent Samples of our 2022 Christmas Concert (VCB Live Recordings):