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Tom Hutchinson – Principal Cornet with The Cory Band to perform with UCB in December Delights!

Be dazzled by Cory star Cornetist Tom Hutchinson as he joins Upper Canada Brass for a rare Canadian appearance with Englishman John Iveson’s Charivari! Be seduced by his dulcet tones in Canadian Leonard Ballantine’s Don’t Doubt Him Now. Be uplifted with Norman Bearcroft’s classic Song of Exultation, with a special surprise to finish the program.

In light of the approaching winter solstice, UCB will also perform Swiss composer Etienne Crausaz’s Last Night of Fall. To capture the magic of Niagara Fall’s Festival of Lights, the band will feature French composer Jerome Naulais’s Niagara Falls. And nothing speaks more Canadiana than Canadian Kevin Lau’s Great North Overture. Plus More!

Join us this December and be Delighted!

On-line ticket sales available at Bit.ly/3Ndv9x9

Youth 12 and Under – Free

EARLY BIRD TICKETS on Sale 1 November to 17 November – Adults $20, Seniors/Students $15

FULL TICKETS on Sale 18 November to 17 December – Adults $25, Seniors/Students $20

At the Door 17 December – Adults $30, Seniors/Students $25

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THE 3 F’s! Saturday 22 October 2022 7:30 pm

We’re proud to kick off our 2022-2023 Concert Season with The 3 F’s!

The programme has a little something for everyone – from Canadian Composers and abroad – from folks songs to film!

Themed “Fall, Fellowship, Favourites”, the repertoire includes a rousing march by the Band’s own Gerry Murphy titled Alumnus – a reference to musicians we know from previous bands and current bands. Canadian conductor-composer Godfrey Ridout’s sunny and affirmative Fall Fair is appropriate for the season. For those who love film music, what better than Canadian Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring! One of the Band’s favourites is Edward Gregson’s Variations on Laudate Dominum which was commissioned for the 1976 British Tour of the London (Ontario) Citadel Band, whose conductor was the composer’s brother, Bram Gregson. And for those who like folk tunes, the exquisite Shenandoah has been expertly crafted for brass band by Parry Sound’s Len Ballantine titled Mid All The Traffic! and more!

Join us this fall in musical fellowship and make some of our favourites yours!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

Tickets also available at the door! CASH ONLY!

Upper Canada Brass – 2022-2023 Concert Season!

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome you to UCB’s 2022-2023 season. Our upcoming concerts have been designed to provide you with a fantastic experience in brass banding!

SAVE THE DATES!

Explore our season!

Thank you for your support!

IN CONCERT! LIVE! Saturday 14 May 2022 7:30 pm

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It’s been a long 26 months since we had to cancel our last concert. But we’re back! And we have some great music for you.

The programme has a little something for everyone from several genres of music. It includes a rousing new march by Richmond Hill’s own Hugh Wallis titled Allensbank – a reference to his maternal grandmother’s birthplace in Wales with a twist. Order of Canada recipient singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot’s Railroad Trilogy has been craftily orchestrated for brass band by Orillia’s Robert Redhead. For those who love a bit of history, Canadian-born Robert Farnon wrote the BBC TV series Colditz theme. Newfoundland’s Gary Johnstone composed Music for a Holy Place – a solemn and reflective piece for the centenary of the battle of Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916, involving the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. A more recent addition to the brass band repertoire is the inspirational Call of the Victor by Toronto’s Marcus Venables. And for those who like folk songs, They Came Sailing by Andre Jutras will get your toes tapping. And more!

Quite a fabric in brass! Come join us.

TICKETS HERE!

Join UCB and their Guests for Summer Chops Virtual! Saturday 22 Aug, 2020

Haven’t played much since March 15th? Getting a bit rusty?

Come join Upper Canada Brass and our special guests Owen Farr (Tenor horn soloist and Besson Artist), Dan Thomas (Solo Euphonium with Black Dyke Band), and Jonny Bates (Guest Composer) in our VIRTUAL Summer Chops session.

With instrument at the ready, enjoy our masterclasses, a sectional, a mini-performance, as well as having a chance to get tips during our Q&A.

Session Schedule (subject to change) 10 am to 2 pm (Toronto Time)

1. Welcome
2. Masterclass #1 with Owen Farr and Dan Thomas

3. Sectional – will be in 2 breakout rooms – upper brass with Owen Farr, and lower brass with Dan Thomas

4. Short Break

5. Masterclass #2 with Jonny Bates

6. Q&A with Owen, Dan and Jonny

7. Mini performance

8. Roundup

All of this for just $25!

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Be inspired and hone your skills from these great musicians from the UK.

Before the day we will send you all the materials and instructions you will need.  Just make sure that you have a stable internet connection to get the most out of it.

 

Brass-ing Off! 3 April 2020, 7:30 pm

Tom Hutchinson

Principal Cornet of the world-renowned Cory Band (Wales)

joins Upper Canada Brass for an incredible evening of “brilliant” brass playing.

Tickets NOW on sale!  PURCHASE HERE

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“Brass-ing Off!” 3 April 2020, 7:30 pm

Our 2019-2020 season continues with our concert “Brass-ing Off!”  The Band will be playing popular brass band repertoire such as “Cornets Wild,” previewing our North American Brass Band Association competition music, along with selections from Canadian composers – Howard Cable’s “The Banks of Newfoundland” and James Gayfer’s “Canadian Landscapes.”  We also have a wonderful surprise in store, so be sure to save the date!  Come back soon for more details…..

“Impressions!” 2 Nov 2019, 7:30 pm

 

 

 

We’re taking our “Impressions!” concert on the road heading North!

So if you cant make it out on October 25th, make plans for November 2nd.

Details at our FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/377426743146006/

“Impressions!” 25 Oct 2019, 7:30 pm

 

 

 

Our 2019-2020 season begins with our concert “Impressions!”  The Band will be playing popular Brass Band repertoire such as Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s “When Thunder Calls” and Canadian Composer Kevin Lau’s “Impressions” and much more!  In addition we’ll be featuring 2 young cornettists!

For more details visit us on FB https://www.facebook.com/events/493704961470112/

Bring your love of music and a friend or two!

 

 

 

 

 

Come join us for “Summer Chops” Reading Session 2.0!

 

 

If you’re a brass player or a percussionist, come join us in some fun music making – no pressure allowed!  See our FB page for details.  https://www.facebook.com/events/2375127829395493/