Under the direction of Peter Voisey, the Barrie Concert Band is excited to celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2019. Founded in 1869, the 55-member band is the longest running musical organization north of the Golden Horseshoe area. The band’s 2018/2019 subscription series begins with “A Christmas Fantasy” on December 8, and continues with “Last Night at the Proms” on March 2, in collaboration with the King Edward Choir. “150 years – Let’s Celebrate!” is the last in this series during which previous conductors share the baton with Mr. Voisey, internationally acclaimed tuba player, Mark Tetrault, makes a guest appearance, and the band proudly premieres a specially commissioned work by Rick Pauze.
Beginning with its 16th annual “Veterans’ Salute” on October 16, the band presents various concerts throughout the year, in Barrie and across Simcoe County. In addition, it hosts the CBA Community Band Weekend June 14 to 16, 2019. The band looks forward to supporting charitable causes and sharing its passion for music with enthusiasm and excellence with Barrie and beyond.