The thirty-eight member Valley Concert Band under the direction of professional musician Keith Estabrooks of Woodlawn is based in Arnprior, Ontario. Instrumentalists from throughout the Ottawa Valley attend weekly Thursday evening rehearsals from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion located at 49 Daniel Street North.
Band members diverse careers reflect all aspects of community life. They are brought together by their shared love of music and their enjoyment of performing concert band music.
The Valley Concert Band performs regularly entertaining audiences of all ages and its repertoire has grown to include featured instrumental and vocal soloists, classical band overtures and suites, marches, show tunes, movie and TV themes, ballads, polkas, waltzes, dixieland, pop and rock n’roll.
The Director of Music and all of the musicians are volunteers. The band receives rehearsal, library and equipment storage space from Branch 174 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
The band has recorded six CD’s under the baton of its current Director of Music, who was appointed in 1995. A recent highlight for the membership was performing as the duty band for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regimental Dinner on Parliament Hill with HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex in attendance.
The Valley Concert Band is always on the lookout for new members to balance and augment the instrumentation.
Maybe it’s time to dust off that band musical instrument stored in your closet and be part of a very rewarding experience by joining our community concert band.
Regardless of age or musical ability, if you read music and play a band instrument, come out and join us.
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