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Event Archive - Island Band Festival: GVCB Senior Band, Sidney Concert Band, GVCB Intermediate Band, Westshore Concert Band, Bayside Big Band, Swiftsure Big Band, Nanaimo Concert Band

Sat. April 14th 2018 - Sat. April 14th 2018 The Mary Winspear Centre (All Ages)
10 AM doors at 10 AM
By Donation
Presented by: The Greater Victoria Concert Band
The Greater Victoria Community Band is proud to present an Island Band Festival on Saturday, April 14, at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Come out to hear all the great music this Island has to offer!

Beginning at 10:00 AM, the GVCB will host 5 concert bands and two big bands from all over Southern Vancouver Island. The Island Band Festival is sure to be fun entertainment for the whole family. There will be a BBQ concession with food available for purchase throughout the day.

Admission by donation, suggested $10.

With performances from:

Bayside Big Band
Swiftsure Big Band
GVCB Senior Band
GVCB Intermediate Band
Nanaimo Concert Band
Sidney Concert Band
Westshore Concert Band

About the GVCB…

The Greater Victoria Concert Band includes over 100 musicians, all working together to enjoy playing. We have musicians from all walks of life: students, music teachers, engineers, lawyers, accountants and more. We play 10–12 concerts a year throughout the Capital Region and beyond.

Want to join in? The Greater Victoria Concert Band offers you a chance to play with other musicians in any of our four skill levels. The Senior Concert Band, Intermediate Band and adult Junior Band all participate in public performances throughout the year. In our Novice Band, we can teach you how to read music and to play the instrument of your choice.

For concert dates or to join the band, visit us at and like us on Facebook.


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Sidney Concert Band (Concert Band)

The Sidney Concert Band is a 40-member community concert band where musicians of all ages gather to enjoy playing music while endeavouring to better the musical capabilities of the members. more info

Swiftsure Big Band (Dance music: swing, jive, foxtrot, Latin, aleviwn)

Swiftsure is a 17 piece band with vocalist that performs music of the swing-era (1930s & 40s), as well as more contemporary Latin and jive tunes.
To book or for further information about the band call Ricky at 250-857-8778
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