MB: Community Orchestras Brandon Community Orchestra - Brandon, Manitoba Winnipeg Pops Orchestra - Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Wind Ensemble - Winnipeg, Manitoba MB: Big Bands Westwood Jazz Ensemble (website down Aug 14/2011) - Winnipeg, Manitoba MB: Military and Regimental Bands Royal Winipeg Rifles - Winnipeg, Manitoba Canadian Forces Band Directory MB: Other groups SK: Community Concert Bands Lumsden Community Adult Band (website broken Jan/2015) - Lumsden, Saskatchewan Prince Albert Concert Band (facebook) - Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Regina Lions Band - Regina, Saskatchewan Saskatoon Community Bands - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon Concert Band - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon Lions Band - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan The Band-Its - Regina, Saskatchewan Defunct Bands: Holy Cross Adult Community Bands - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - renamed the Saskatoon Community Bands sometime in 2006 SK: Community Orchestras Saskatoon Youth Orchestra - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan SK: Brass Bands: Saskatoon Brass Band - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan SK: Military and Regimental Bands SK: Other groups AB: Community Concert Bands Black Gold Community Band - Leduc, Alberta Calgary Wind Symphony - Calgary, Ontario Cappy Smart Band - Calgary, Alberta Cochrane Music Society / Band on the Bow - Cochrane, Alberta Comospolitan Music Society Band - Edmonton, Alberta Festival City Winds - Edmonton, Alberta Foothills Concert Band - Calgary, Alberta Lethbridge Community Band Society - Lethbridge, Alberta New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia - Edmonton, Alberta Red Deer Royals - Red Deer, Alberta Rocky Mountain Concert Band - Calgary, Alberta Sherwood-Like-To-Play Community Band - Calgary, Alberta West Winds Music Society - Calgary, Alberta Defunct Bands: Accidental Starts Concert Band - Calgary, Alberta - In 2002 became the Rocky Mountain Concert Band Calgary Concert Band - renamed the Calgary Wind Symphony in 2012.
Chinook Concert Band - Calgary, Alberta - In 2002 became the Rocky Mountain Concert Band AB: Community Orchestras Calgary Civic Symphony - Calgary, Alberta Calgary Community String Orchestra - Calgary, Alberta Edmonton Philharmonic Orchestra - Edmonton, Alberta Nova Musica - Edmonton, Alberta AB: Big Bands River City Big Band - Edmonton, Alberta The Oath - Calgary, Alberta Southern Stardust - Calgary, Alberta AB: Military and Regimental Bands King's Own Calgary Regiment Band - Calgary, Alberta The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Band - Edmonton, Alberta Canadian Forces Band Directory AB: Other groups Altius Brass - Calgary, Alberta Mill Creek Brass - Edmonton, Alberta Mission Hill Brass - St.
For helping you locate a community music group near you, Google Maps can be a very useful tool.
To get an idea of where the group is located, go to Google Maps and enter " | Newfoundland/Labrador | New Brunswick | Nova Scotia | PEI | Quebec | Ontario | Manitoba | Saskatchewan | Alberta | British Columbia | Yukon | NWT | Nunavut | | National Groups | Other Lists | Pro/Semi-Pro Groups | | Miscelleneous Stuff | How to add your Group | Administriva | Note: This list contains groups both with and without websites Acton Citizens' Band (see, old) - Acton, Ontario Argonotes - official band of the Toronto Argonauts - Toronto, Ontario Ayr-Paris Band - Ayr/Paris, Ontario Barrhaven Community Concert Band - Barrhaven, Ontario Barrie Concert Band (1) - Barrie, Ontario Beaver Valley Concert Band - Thornbury, Ontario Brampton Concert Band - Brampton, Ontario Brantford Memorial Concert Band - part of Brantford School of Instrumental Music- Brantford, Ontario Breslau, Bloomingdale and Maryhill Concert Band (no website, info) - Breslau, Ontario Brockville Concert Band - Brockville, Ontario Burlington Concert Band (1) - Burlington, Ontario Caledon Concert Band - Bolton, Ontario Cambridge Concert Band - Cambridge, Ontario Carleton Place and District Community Band (1) - Ottawa, Ontario Centralaires Concert Band - Ottawa, Ontario Chatham Concert Band (facebook) - Chatham, Ontario Ceremonial Band of the Waterloo Regional Police Service - Waterloo, Ontario Chinguacousy Concert Band (1) - Brampton, Ontario Clarington Concert Band - Bowmanville, Ontario The Concert Band of Cobourg - Cobourg, Ontario Columbus Concert Band (Facebook) - Toronto, Ontario Whitby Concert Band (old) - Whitby, Ontario Dundas Concert Band - Dundas, Ontario East York Concert Band - East York (Toronto), Ontario Encore Symphonic Concert Band - Toronto, Ontario Encore...
This category also covers orchestras that are pro and have always been pro groups.
Professional Ontario: Toronto Symphony Orchestra - Toronto, Ontario National Arts Centre Orchestra - Ottawa, Ontario New Brunswick: Symphony New Brunswick - St.
Catherines, Ontario The Regimental Band and Bugles of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (2) - Toronto, Ontario Windsor Regiment Band - Windsor, Ontario Windsor Military Band (website down Jan/2015) - Windsor, Ontario -- amalgamated in 2016 with Windsor Regiment to form the new Windsor Regiment Band Canadian Forces Band Directory NL: Community Concert Bands Gower Community Band - St.
902-798-1730; dhamusic2000-at-yahoo.com, facebook ) - Windsor, Nova Scotia Yarmouth Orchestra (no website, tubalips[at]hotmail.com, 1) - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia NS: Brass Bands Chester Brass Band - Chester, Nova Scotia NS: Big Bands Annapolis Big Band - Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Mahone Bay Legion Swing Band - Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia Nova Swing Band(website down Jan/2015) - Greenwich, Nova Scotia NS: Military and Regimental Bands NS: Other groups PEI: Community Concert Bands Second Chances Community Band - Charlottetown, PEI PEI: Community Orchestras PEI Symphony - Charlottetown, PEI Definitely Not The Symphony- Charlottetown, PEI PEI: Military and Regimental Bands PEI: Other groups Great George Street Brass Band (facebook - Charlottetown, PEI Holland College Welshman Community Band (facebook group, facebook login required) - Charlottetown, PEI Community Concert Bands Carrefour Musical Outaouais [French] - Laval, Quebec Kirkland Concert Band - Kirkland, Quebec Harmonie de Granby / Granby Community Band [French]- Granby, Quebec Harmonie Laval [French] - Laval, Quebec Harmonie Salaberry-de-Valleyfield - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec 306 "Maple Leaf" Wing Concert Band (website down Jan/2015) - formerly known as the "Black Watch" (website down, Aug14/2011) - Kirkland, Quebec L'Marmonie Knowlton Harmony Band - Knowlton, Quebec Lakeshore Concert Band - Montreal, Quebec Orchestra à Vents Non Identifié - Montreal, Quebec L'Union Musicale De Shawinigan (en francaise) (website down Aug 14/2011) - Shawinigan, Quebec PQ: Community Orchestras Orchestre symphonique de l'Isle [English/French website] - Montreal, Quebec PQ: Military and Regimental Bands PQ: Other groups MB: Community Concert Bands Westwood Community Band - Winnipeg, Manitoba German Club Band (Winnipeg) - Winnipeg, Manitoba See also: Manitoba Community Band Directory - maintained by the Manitoba Band Association Note: Most of these groups don't seem have websites, but the directory typically includes contact information.
John, New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra - St.
Johns, Newfoundland Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra - Thunder Bay, Ontario Semi-Pro Ontario: Brampton Symphony (website down Jan/2015) - Brampton, Ontario Guelph Symphony Orchestra - Guelph, Ontario Stratford Civic Orchestra - Stratford, Ontario Sudbury Symphony Orchestra - Sudbury, Ontario Waterloo Chamber Players - Waterloo, Ontario KW Chamber Orchestra - Kitchener, Ontario Austin Symphonic Band - Austin, Texas, USA Royal Marines Bands - England (U.
Note: Many of these bands are volunteer bands, with both civilian and enlisted members.
22 Wing Band - North Bay, Ontario 7th Toronto Regiment RCA Band (no website, facebook) - Toronto, Ontario 8 Wing Band (1) - Trenton, Ontario Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada - Toronto, Ontario Canadian Forces Base Borden Brass and Reed Band - Borden, Ontario Central Band of the Canadian Forces [professional band] - Ottawa, Ontario HMCS Star Band - Hamilton, Ontario HMCS York Band - Toronto, Ontario Regimental Band of the Governor General's Foot Guards [professional band] (2) - Ottawa, Ontario Regimental Band of the Governor General's Horse Guards [professional band] (2) - Ottawa, Ontario Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry - Hamilton, Ontario Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Band [for RMC students] - Kingston, Ontario The Brockville Rifles Band - Brockville, Ontario The C & E Garrison Military Band - Kingston, Ontario The Lincoln & Welland Regiment Band - St.
In this day and age, a website is an essential tool for any group to promote itself, advertise concerts, find sponsors, grow its membership, etc..