March 12, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2:30pm

Port Theatre

Tickets $16.00

Tickets can be easily purchased at the Port Theatre,

Call the Box Office: 250-754-8550 to order your tickets or

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Nanaimo Concert Band, one of Canada's finest bands, welcomes their New Music Director Mr. Dave Fullerton to their podium.


Mr. Fullerton will debut at our Annual Spring Concert Sunday April 14. 2019 at the Port Theatre!  The band will be playing the same type of music repertoire that our audience has come to love and expect but Mr. Fullerton brings with his vision, his passion for both traditional music and new concert band pieces.


“ I am both honored and thrilled to have been chosen to be the next Musical Director of the Nanaimo Concert Band. Since moving to the Island several years ago, I have attended all of the NCB concerts and have seen, first hand, the large and dedicated audiences that this band has captured with their music. I have come to understand well that this fine ensemble, under the Direction of Maestro Gerry Klaassen for the past 22 years, has sustained a tradition of musical excellence and public service that stems from its beginnings in 1872. As their new Director, I pledge to honor and serve this legacy. “

~Dave Fullerton


The concert will be full of music numbers that the band has been working hard on.  "A Welsh Rhapsody" will be performed in the first half.


Our clarinet section will delight you with their flying fingers in two fun pieces. 

Southwest Saga,  A colorful and invigorating work which captures the spirit of the great American Southwest. From the frolicking cowboy exuberance to the gentle lyricism of the expertly crafted melodies this concert selection sparkles with character and energy.

And Hootenanny, which is a whimsical piece of some favorite folk songs. The slow tempo in the beginning includes Frankie And Johnny, Lonesome Road, and John Henry. With a change to a faster tempo, various sections of the band are featured with Chicken Reel, Michael Row The Boat, and Arkansas Traveler. I'm On My Way and Down By The Riverside finish out this exuberant medley in rousing style.

Other highlights include "Fiddler on the Roof" and  "Moorside Suite" , plus some really fun pieces such as "Jitterbug" and "Blue Tango".   


Then 'Swing and Sway' as we head back to the 30's and 40's for the best of the Big Band era. If you have heard the band before you know they do this extremely well.  Everyone will be sure to enjoy these entertaining musical selections like Harry, Duke and Woody and Choo Choo Ch'Boogie.


The concert band has put together another top notch program for your enjoyment.


Under Dave’s leadership, we will continue with what the band is so well known for in the last 147 years……… A program that is well played and entertains, leaving the audience wanting more!


Nanaimo Concert Band is a non-profit organization which stays in operation by performing at the Port Theatre.  By purchasing a ticket to our concert, you will be helping the band in one of the best ways possible and you also get a great afternoon of musical entertainment.     


Thank you for all your continuing support and we look forward to seeing you again.

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