Musical Ensembles of NS

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Aside from the Second Chances Band program, there are many other great quality musical ensembles in our province.  Here is a list of many of the organized groups, both categorized by type and listed in alphabetical order.

Nova Scotia Community Concert Bands

Annapolis Basin Community Band - group shot
1. An
napolis Basin Community Band – Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Director:
Jolene Bucholz               E-Mail: unknown
Website: http://annapolisbasincommunityband.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annapolis-Basin-Community-Band/
Current Openings: unknown

Bridgewater FD Band - group shot
2.  Bridgewater Firemen’s Band – Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Director:
Wendell Eisenor               E-Mail: bfdband@eastlink.ca
Website:
http://www.bfdband.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BFDBand
Current Openings: Bb Clarinet x2, Tenor Saxophone x1, Baritone Saxophone x1, Cornet x3, French Horn x1, Euphonium x1, Percussion x1

3.  Dartmouth Concert Band – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Director:
Brian March               E-Mail: unknown
Website: n/a
Facebook: n/a
Current Openings: unknown

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4.  Halifax Concert Band – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Director:
Mark Cumming               E-Mail: kentsteerwell3@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.halifaxconcertband.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/9222020154/
Current Openings: Oboe x1, Clarinet x1, Bassoon x1, Baritone Saxophone x1 

5. Halifax Music Co-Op – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Director:          E-Mail:
Website: http://thehmc.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Halifax-Music-Co-op/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HfxMusic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/HalifaxMusicCoop

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5.  Kings Community Concert Band – Kentville, Nova Scotia
Director:
Hal Jessome               E-Mail: unknown
Website: http://www.kccb.net/
Facebook: n/a
Current Openings: unknown

Mersey Band - group shot
6.  The Mersey Band – Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Director:                E-Mail: 
info@merseyband.com
Website: http://www.merseyband.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mersey-Band-Nova-Scotia/
Current Openings: unknown


7. New Horizons Band Program – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Director:
Paul Barrett               E-Mail: barp@eastlink.ca
Website: http://www.newhorizonsmusic.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/145053102257066/
Current Openings: this beginner program is open to anyone over the age of 50 who wishes to join

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8.  Parrsboro Citizen’s Band – Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
Director:
Rob Bentley               E-Mail: jrobbentley@gmail.com
Website: http://www.thehall.ca/parrsboro-citizens-band/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parrsboro-Citizens-Band/
Current Openings: all instruments


9. Sackville Community Band – Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Director:
Jim Forde               E-Mail: sackvilleband@gmail.com 
Website:
http://www.sackvilleband.com/
Facebook: n/a
Current Openings: Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet 1, Euphonium, Tuba, 3rd Clarinet, Percussion

10. Sackville 9:00am Community Band – Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Directors: Katelyn Gillis & Danielle Dove               E-Mail: sackvilleband@gmail.com 
Website: http://www.sackvilleband.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sackville9AMCommunityBand
Current Openings: anyone from Junior High to adult age with some band experience


10. Second Wind Community Band – Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Director:
Laura Mercer & Sean McLennon               E-Mail: lauramercer@eastlink.ca
Website:
http://www.secondwindcommunityband.ca/
Facebook:
Current Openings: 


11.  Truro Concert Band – Truro, Nova Scotia
Director:
Ken Henderson               E-Mail: henderk@truroconcertband.ca
Website: n/a
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Truro-Concert-Band-Colchester-County/
Current Openings: unknown

12.  Yarmouth Citizen’s Band – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Director: Megan Snow                    Email: megansnow@gmail.com
Website: http://yarmouthcommunitymusic.com/yarmouth-citizens-band/
Current openings: Various

 

Nova Scotia Community Orchestras

1.  Chebucto Symphony Orchestra – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Website: http://chebuctosymphony.ca/


2.  Pictou County Community Orchestra – Stellerton, Nova Scotia
Website: http://users.eastlink.ca/~pcco/ensembles.html

3.  Yarmouth Orchestra – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

 

Nova Scotia Brass Bands and Ensembles

Altiora Brass Band
1.  
Altiora Brass Band

Website: http://www.altiorabrass.com/

BedfordBrassQuintet
2.  Bedford Brass Quintet
website: http://www.bedfordbrassquintet.com/

Chester Brass Band
3.  Chester Brass Band – Chester, Nova Scotia
Website: http://www.chesterbrass.com/

 

Nova Scotia Big Bands

Annapolis Big Band
1.  Annapolis Big Band – Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Website: http://annapolisbigband.wordpress.com/

Mahone Bay Legion Swing BandMahone Bay Legion Swing Band - group shot
2.  Mahone Bay Legion Band – Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Director: 
Bob Warren               E-mail: info@mblegionband.com
Website:  
http://mahonebayswingband.weebly.com/
Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mahone-Bay-Legion-Swing-Band/
Current Openings: in need of additional Saxophones and Trumpets


3.  Nova Swing Band – Greenwich, Nova Scotia
Website: http://www.novaswing.net/

 

Nova Scotia Military and Regimental Bands


1.  Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Website: http://www.stadband.ca/

2. 14-Wing Band – Greenwood, Nova Scotia

 

Nova Scotia Youth Ensembles


1.  Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra
Website: http://www.novascotiayouthorchestra.com/

2.  Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble
Website: http://www.nsywe.com/

Nova Scotia Junior Wind Ensemble

3.  Nova Scotia Junior Wind Ensemble
Website: http://www.nsjwe.ca/

Nova Scotia Professional Organizations


1.  Symphony Nova Scotia – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Website: http://www.symphonynovascotia.ca/

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