Music helps to identify a country and especially that of Canada. Our Canadian composers and performers have done nothing less than shown national pride and great talent that have put this country on the international stage and secured its place in history. For the 150th anniversary of Confederation, this program will feature many great Canadian composers and their music that has made Canada great.
Tickets: $15 Students or Seniors, $20 Adults; Under 5 Free.
Tickets are available from band members, at the door one hour prior to the concert, and the above outlets.
Tollendale Village Concert Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:15-8:30 pm The Gathering Place, Tollendale Village, 274 Hurst Dr., Barrie MAP
This is the 12th annual community concert with select Christmas music from the Barrie Concert Band's music library. This concert is free in exchange for a donation to the Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank.
Christmas at the Movies Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) Hi-Way Church,
50 Anne St. N., Barrie, Ontario Map FacebookFlyerEditorialProgram
This concert featured the songs and music that made Christmas movies so special for every one. As far back as some oldies like "It's A Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Carol," to more recent movies such as "The Polar Express," music is an important part of a film's success. This concert featured the key songs that were part of the soundtrack or highlighted in these timeless movies.
Comments: Spectacular! Most enjoyable. Excellent as always! Fantastic - thanks. Brought back some wonderful memories.
Veterans Salute (14th year)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:15-8:30 pm Army, Navy & Air Force Club 7 George St., Barrie MAPFlyerEditorial
The Base Borden Brass and Reed Band joined the band to host a special salute the members and veterans of the Canadian Forces. Th year 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of Base Borden and the 50th anniversary of the Barrie ANAF Club, Unit 365. Music represented a variety of poignant military themes from popular culture, with moving anthems and marches.
The evening ended with the Skyliners Big Band from 9-11 pm. This was a free community event in exchange for a nonperishable food item or optional donation for the Barrie Food Bank. Thank you for your support!
Midland Summer Concert Series
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 7:00-9:00 pm Rotary Stage, Little Lake Park, behind Huronia Museum, 545 Little Lake Park Rd.
Little Lake Park Rd. @ The Martels Lane, Midland MAP
The Barrie Concert Band gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsorship of the Midland Rotary Club.
IOOF Seniors Home Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:00-8:30 pm
Special Guest Pianist: Amanda MacLeod
Guest Vocalists: Maria Branje and Scott Boyer Link
Master of Ceremonies:Dan Dooley
Originating from an important movement in the Tin Pan Alley era, when the best composers and musicians of its day met to make popular music, George Gershwin preceded modern composers as being the first to merge classical music with jazz. Under his approach, classical improvisation gave clear way to jazz nuances and techniques across the popular media for the first time. No other composer has had as much influence in contemporizing music across all entertainment sectors as George Gershwin.
The program conveyed the amazing impact of his short lifetime to produce some of the most influential compositions and melodies of the 20th century that still set the tone to this day.
Great! Really enjoyed.
More like this one. Fabulous!
Wonderful. Terrific talented musicians. Excellent tribute. Love the historical info too.
Enjoyed Dan's narrative and the guest artists too.
Well thought out program.
Tollendale Village Concert Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:15-8:30 pm Tollendale Village,
274 Hurst Ave., Barrie, Ontario Map FlyerFacebook
The Barrie Concert Band presented traditional and repertoire favourites for both the band and audience that evoked pleasant memories and dispelled the winter blahs.
The main entrance is located at the rear of the building. An optional donation was collected at the door to help cover operational costs. Thank you for your support.
Christmas at the Beach Sunday, December 6, 2015 7:00-8:30 pm Lighthouse Community Church,
800 Sunnidale Rd., Wasaga Beach, Ontario Map FacebookFlyer
The Barrie Concert Band presented lively seasonal favourites and a sing-a-long in this 11th annual concert which was immensely enjoyed by the large audience. The band has helped raise $3000 in 2015, or over $38,500 to date for the Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank.
Everyone is encouraged to make a worthy donation to your local food bank year-round. Thank you for your support!
Nutcracker Christmas Saturday, November 21, 2015 7:30 pm (doors opened at 6:30 pm) Hi-Way Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie, Ontario Map FacebookFlyerProgram
The Barrie Concert Band presented two great music masters for Christmas 2015: the music of Tchaikovsky and the style of Duke Ellington.
The Barrie Concert Band performed original orchestrations as intended by Tchaikovsky, and the Not Affiliated Big Band played the swinging music of Duke Ellington. Each movement of the Nutcracker was consecutively played between bands to enjoy the genius of these two great compositions.
Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors/Students $15, Under 5 Free Outlets: Thanks to our ticket outlet sponsors as listed below; also available from band members and at the door.
Veteran's Salute (13th year)
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 7:15 pm
Army Navy Air Force Club (ANAF), 7 George St., Barrie, Ontario Map
Barrie is a city filled with history as old as Canada itself. Experience Barrie in a musical context as delivered by its own band, with historical commentary provided by Dan Dooley, and thematic visuals.
Prices: Adults $20; Seniors / Students $15; Under 5 FREE
Tickets were available from band members, at the door, and the following outlets until Friday, June 5:
We were proud to be part of Celebrate Barrie 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015,
10 am to 5 pm,
Centennial Park, Barrie, ON
Valentine's Concert Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:15 pm Tollendale Village, 274 Hurst Dr., Barrie, Ontario Map Facebook
Christmas at the Beach Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 7:00 pm Lighthouse Community Church,
800 Sunnidale Rd., Wasaga Beach, Ontario Map FlyerFacebook
Christmas Around the World Saturday, November 29, 2014 7:30 pm (Doors opened at 6:30 pm) Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie, Ontario Map ProgramFacebook
Master of Ceremonies: Dan Dooley Special Guest Vocalist/Guitarist: Rick Grove
What more could you ask in a concert? A celebration of 50 years of the Beatles’ music starting with their U.S. debut in February 1964, the program included familiar hits over the years.
The two-hour concert included tributes to each fab four member, vocal selections, and visuals.
Our concert definitely brought back excitement and memories that put everyone, young and old, back in the Beatlemania mood!
Special Guest Vocalist: Maria Branje Masters of Ceremonies:
2:00 pm:Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie 7:30 pm: Dorothy Pauzé on behalf of Mr. Bruce Owen
The annual Christmas concert featured two spirited performances and vocal arrangements, sing-a-longs, narrations, and upbeat instrumentals. This event was immensely enjoyed with many high reviews as "Great concert!" "Great night!"
Veterans Salute Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 7:15 pm Army Navy & Air Force Club, 7 George St., Barrie Facebook
IOOF Retirement Home (cancelled due to weather) Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 7:00 pm 20 Brooks St., Barrie
Rotary Aqua Theatre Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 7:00 pm Couchiching Beach Park, Centennial Drive, Orillia Facebook
Swing Fever! Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 7:30 pm Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. N., Barrie Facebook
Master of Ceremonies: George Jonescu, host of Big Band Sunday Night on Zoomer Radio - the New AM 740.
The audience was treated to amusing and insightful anecdotes delivered by George Jonescu while the band provided exciting tributes to band leaders and various forms of swing, big band, and jazz. Article
Christmas at Wasaga Beach (8th year) Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 7:00 pm Lighthouse Community Church, 800 Sunnidale Rd., Wasaga Beach
The Wonder of Christmas
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 7:30 pm First Christian Reformed Church, 33 Shirley St., Barrie
Guest Euphonium Soloist: Neil Johnstone
The band's first commercial concert was to a sold-out audience and included upbeat seasonal arrangements, soloists, sing-a-longs, narrations, and a special appearance by "Frosty" on the euphonium. Neil also attended with Sheena Nykolaiszyn who provided exquisite solos on piano and flute.
A Trip Down Memory Lane Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:15 pm Tollendale Village, 274 Hurst Dr., Barrie
A Tribute to Canadian Troops and Veterans Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 7:15 pm Army Navy & Air Force Club, 7 George St., Barrie