Community band kicks off fall season

The Campbell River Community Band is starting its fall season Wednesday night

The Campbell River Community Band is starting its fall season Wednesday night.

Rehearsals are held weekly in the Carihi Band Room, starting at 7 p.m.  This is a new time, to accommodate the new Quadra Island ferry schedule.

The 30 member band was founded 18 years ago by its current director, Céline Ouellette. Under various directors, it has continued a tradition of concerts and competitions, including the National Music Festival where the band won a gold medal in 2005.

This fall the band will be preparing for a late Nov. 16 concert with a Remembrance Day theme.

New members of any age with some band experience are always welcome, and should contact Céline Ouellette at 250-923-6844 or at minous@telus.net in advance so she can prepare a folder.

There is no audition, and committed players with a wide range of ability and experience enjoy playing in the band.

Band members pay a modest fee to cover rental of the band room and purchase of new music.

While school is not in session, contact Ouellette at the above e-mail address for contingency plans.