Bands

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Nova Scotia Band Association
Community Bands & Ensembles

There are many fantastic and talented players in the Maritimes who take time each week to get together and rehearse music as a part of their local community band or community ensemble. The Nova Scotia Band Association strives to support these kinds of community groups and would encourage anyone who plays an instrument to share their musical gift with their community in this way.
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Nova Scotia


Annapolis Basin Community Band

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Community: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Director: Jolene Bucholz
Rehearsals: unknown
Current Openings: unknown
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 Annapolis Big Band

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Community: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Director: unknown
Rehearsals: unknown
Current Openings: unknown
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Antigonish Community Jazz Band

Community: Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Director: Brent Bannerman
Rehearsals: unknown
Current Openings: unknown


Bedford Brass Quintet

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Community: Bedford, Nova Scotia
Director: Paul St-Amand
Rehearsals: unknown
Current Openings: none
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Bridgewater Fire Department Band

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Community: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Director: Wendell Eisenor
Rehearsals: unknown
Current Openings: unknown
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Chester Brass Band

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Community: Chester, Nova Scotia
Conductor: George Morrison, Commander (Ret’d) Canadian Forces, B. Music, CD
Rehearsal Location: Chester Brass Band Building, Church Park, Pigloop Road, Chester
Rehearsal Times: Mondays 7:30 – 9:30 PM
2017 Current Openings: Cornet, E-flat Horn, Euphonium and Percussion
Contact Info: website contact us page
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Dartmouth Concert Band

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Community: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Director: Bob Bauer
Rehearsals: Thursday evenings, Dartmouth Music Bldg, 35 Major St.
Current Openings: unknown
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Downtown Swing Band

Community: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Director: unknown
Rehearsals: unknown
Current Openings: unknown


Halifax Concert Band

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Community: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Director: Dave Staples
Rehearsals: Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm, Halifax West High School
Current Openings: unknown
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Kings Community Concert Band

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Community: Kings County, Nova Scotia
Director: Hal Jessome
Rehearsals: Monday evening at old United Church (Hwy 1, Greenwich)
Current Openings: unknown
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Mahone Bay Legion Band

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Community: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Director: David Friendly
Rehearsals: Thursday 7-9pm at Mahone Bay Legion (21 Pond Street)
Current Openings: unknown
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Mersey Band

Community: Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Conductor: Rod MacGillivray
Rehearsals: Tuesday 7-9pm at Milton Hall (Milton, NS)
Current Openings: all instrumentalists welcome


Nova Brass Quintet

Community: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Contact: Andrew Alcorn
Rehearsals: no weekly schedule
Current Openings: none


Nova New Horizons Programs

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Cobequid New Horizons Band
Community: Truro, Nova Scotia
Director: Paul Barrett
Rehearsals:
Current Openings:
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Metro New Horizons Band
Community: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Director: Paul Barrett
Rehearsals: various, upstairs Long & McQuade Dartmouth (124 Main Street)
Current Openings: unknown
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New Glasgow New Horizons Band
Community: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Director: Ken Henderson
Rehearsals: unknown
Current Openings: unknown
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Pictou County Brass and Reed Band

Community: Westville, Nova Scotia
Director: Bob Pushie
Rehearsals: unknown
Current Openings: unknown


Ron MacKay “Music for Life” Horn Choir

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Community: Nova Scotia
Contact: Laura Mercer
Rehearsals: unknown
Current Openings: unknown


Sackville Community Band

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Sackville Community Concert Band
Community: Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Director: Jim Forde
Rehearsal Location: Sackville Community Centre, Lower Sackville
Rehearsal Times: Saturday 10:30am-12pm
2017 Current Openings: unknown
Contact Info: Jim Forde

Sackville Community 9AM Band
Community: Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Director: Kaitlyn Gillis and Danielle Dove
Rehearsal Location:  Sackville Community Centre, Lower Sackville
Rehearsal Time: Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15am
2017 Current Openings: unknown
Contact Info: Katelyn Gillis
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ScotiaBrass

Community:  Nova Scotia
Director: unknown
Rehearsal Location: BIO in Dartmouth
Rehearsal Times: Thursday nights from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2017 Current Openings: unknown
Contact Info: Hope Gendron


Second Chances Community Band Program of NS

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Second Chances Community Concert Band
Community: Spryfield, Nova Scotia
Executive Director: Chris Ward
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 7-9pm at Calvary Baptist Church (91 Thornhill Drive, Halifax)
Current Openings: accepting players in all sections, especially in need of additional brass players

Second Chances Beginner Band
Community: Spryfield, Nova Scotia
Executive Director: Chris Ward
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 7-9pm at Calvary Baptist Church (91 Thornhill Drive, Halifax)
Current Openings: accepting any adults interested in learning to play a musical instrument in a group setting

Second Chances Community Jazz Band
Community: Spryfield, Nova Scotia
Executive Director: Chris Ward
Rehearsals: Thursday, 7-9pm at Calvary Baptist Church (91 Thornhill Drive, Halifax)
Current Openings: unknown
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Second Wind Community Band

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Community: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Director: Laura Mercer
Rehearsals: unknown
Current Openings: unknown
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Truro Concert Band

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Community: Truro, Nova Scotia
Director: Ken Henderson
Rehearsal Location: Truro Public Library, in the basement
Rehearsal Times: Tuesday 7:30pm – 9:00pm
2017 Current Openings: unknown
Contact Info: Ken Henderson
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Yarmouth Citizen’s Band

Community: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Director: Megan Snow
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 7–9pm at Yarmouth High School
Current Openings: various openings
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