Veterans' Salute Program

posted Oct 9, 2018, 7:45 PM by Barrie Concert Band   [ updated Oct 9, 2018, 7:46 PM ]

Over the years, a number of people have requested for more information about the program for the Veterans' Salute concert. Here is the final agenda with timing: 

Veterans' Salute Program for Oct. 16, 2018

BCB and Cadets - 7:15 Fanfare: Festival Fanfare

MC - Intro

MC - will intro each service's march and ask members to stand for anthems of each military unit.

BCB - Heart of Oak  w/Cadets

            Great Little Army

            RCAF  w/Cadets

            Marche Athene

            31st Greys  w/Cadets

MC -  Speech and Introduce Band  around 7:30

BCB - Tribute to the Liberators  5:00

            Dam Busters  4:00

            Cadets 1- Pack up your Troubles  1:15

            Sempre Fidelis  3:30

            Maple Leaf Forever 4:20

            Cadets 2- Hogan's Heroes  1:15

            A tribute to Glenn Miller 6:00

            Hail to the fleet  3:30

            Cadets 3- (D.C. with band)  Beneath the Vigils  3:00

            Beatles- Echoes of an Era 9:30

Play until about 8:15  After program, ask bands to bow, then MC to continue

MC - introduces speaker


MC- Thank you & introduction to O Canada and God Save the Queen

BCB - O Canada/God Save  w/Cadets

8:45 pm - break

9:00 pm - Skyliners' Big Band begins downstairs  

Plans for 2018-19

posted May 24, 2018, 6:09 PM by Barrie Concert Band   [ updated May 24, 2018, 6:27 PM ]

Exciting plans for the band's upcoming 150th anniversary in 2019 are provided in this editorial by the BCB's new President, Derryl Johnston. 

A grateful thanks for the support of the City of Barrie, and Barrie Today and Glenn Wilkins for their ongoing interest and publicity. 

Photo: Rod McLeod

A lifelong legacy of music

posted Apr 7, 2018, 2:33 PM by Barrie Concert Band   [ updated Apr 7, 2018, 3:24 PM ]

Congratulations to George for celebrating 65 years with the Barrie Concert Band! 

Thanks to Barrie Today for this editorial and CTV News Barrie for their coverage.  

Welcome Peter Voisey

posted Oct 15, 2017, 9:06 AM by Barrie Concert Band   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 9:27 AM ]

The band welcomes Peter Voisey as the new Musical Director of the Barrie Concert Band! Peter's first concert as conductor will be Veterans' Salute held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. 

This editorial in Barrie Today provides an introduction to the new Music Director and his initial approach for the band. 

We are very grateful Peter has agreed to help us, and for all applicants for their interest in working with us. Thank you so much to all those who participated, and all the hard work of those selected for the auditions. 

Thank you to Rick Pauzé

posted Jul 31, 2017, 5:00 PM by Barrie Concert Band   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 7:54 PM ]

Former Conductor Rick Pauzé (2008-2017)

The band gratefully thanks Rick for bringing the band to a new playing level after serving as Artistic Director for 9 years. Examples of his work with this band can be found under Past Concerts and Audio & Video

Rick originally joined the band as a trombonist, helping the organization for well over 10 years. We wish him all the best in his new endeavours, and know he will be no stranger in future years. 

A music graduate of Humber College and McMaster University, Rick Pauzé has been playing trombone professionally since he was 15. Educated in arranging by Dave McMurdo, Mike Malone, Marta Hidy, and Jim Howard, he wrote music for musicals, jazz bands, and R&B groups. Being active with various bands, he enjoyed playing with such notables as Stewart Laughton (Canadian Brass), Al Kay (Boss Brass), Don Menza, Phil Nimmons, Peter Appleyard, Hagood Hardy, and the Temptations. 

As a trombonist, Rick travelled to Florida, Montreal, and Germany, and is now active in the Barrie area which he calls home. He was a musical director of music theatre, and also founded his own music groups The Art of Jazz Big Band and The Hiptet. Currently he plays in various orchestras, jazz ensembles, and pit bands particularly in Toronto, Barrie, and Central Ontario.  

Celebrating artsVest in 2016

posted May 27, 2016, 9:03 AM by Barrie Concert Band   [ updated Jun 24, 2016, 9:27 AM ]

In 2015-16, the Barrie Concert Band participated in artsVest sponsorship training modules with other local cultural groups. The group received instructional resources to promote sponsorship agreements that mutually benefit Sponsors and audience alike. 

We are pleased to announce two new Sponsors, the National Bank of Canada and the New Classical 102.9 FM, starting with the promotion of our June 11, 2016 Gershwin concert. Thanks to them, we qualified for an equivalent grant courtesy of the artsVest program run by Business for the Arts and supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. 

The awards celebration for participating Barrie groups will be held on June 14, 2016. The Barrie Concert Band thanks everyone responsible for their generous support and looks forward to building on its long-term relationships within in the community. 



Community TV Interview - May 27, 2015

posted May 31, 2015, 8:19 AM by Barrie Concert Band   [ updated May 31, 2015, 8:21 AM ]

Rogers community TV program daytime Simcoe kindly invited BCB back for another interview to help promote the June 6, 2015 spring concert Let's Celebrate Barrie! Host Will Nash interviews BCB President Rick Singer, who provides some informative details about the program, and sets up the audio clips. 

Community TV Interview - Nov 25, 2014

posted Dec 9, 2014, 9:37 AM by Barrie Concert Band   [ updated Dec 9, 2014, 9:40 AM ]

New Barrie Concert Band president Rick Singer was interviewed by host Alex Brown on Rogers TV program daytime Simcoe. 

This provided essential information about the November 29, 2014 concert Christmas Around the World, the band itself, and upcoming concerts.

Community TV Interview - February 7, 2014

posted Feb 14, 2014, 4:22 PM by Barrie Concert Band   [ updated Feb 15, 2014, 6:52 AM ]

The BCB was fortunate to have an interview slot on Rogers TV community program daytime Simcoe. Longtime member Jon Hennebry, committee VP and trumpet player, briefly discusses upcoming concerts on February 11 and June 7 with host Melanie Case, and talks a bit about the band. 

Food Drive Results for 2013

posted Feb 14, 2014, 1:06 PM by Barrie Concert Band   [ updated Feb 14, 2014, 4:00 PM ]

Our great audience once again showed its ongoing support for local causes. The Barrie Food Bank and Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank was able to benefit from significant donations prior to Christmas. 

The Veterans Salute concert at the ANAF on November 5, 2013 resulted in over 600 lbs. of food donated to the Barrie Food Bank. 

The concert at the Lighthouse Community Church on December 8, 2013, resulted in over $3,000 raised for a total of $31,800 over the past 9 years for the Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank. 

Many thanks to everyone for these significant contributions and making these consistent successful events! 

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