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Newmarket Citizens Band

Since 1872 the Newmarket Citizens Band, the oldest continuously functioning community band in Canada, has been part of the history, culture and social fabric of the Town of Newmarket.

 

We provide local musicians ol all skill levels, teenaged and older, a place to make music in a welcoming and fun atmosphere.

 

In September 2016, we were honoured to be included in the festivites around the re-opening of the newly renovated historic Old Town Hall.  It was apt because the Band also happened to be front and centre when the Hall was officially opened the first time, on July 2, 1883.

 

Since then, we initiated an annual Concert Series (Spring and Fall) held in the Hall's wonderfully restored auditorium. Owing in part to the location of this new cultural hub right in Newmarket's happening downtown core, our audiences can enjoy a meal at one of the many fabulous eateries along Main Street and then join us for a concert or go out for refreshments afterwards!

 

The word 'community' really is the way to describe how the Band meshes into Newmarket's cultural scene. We are there for the important civic events - Canada Day, Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Santa Claus Parade - and we entertain at our formal concerts, local retirement homes, the summer "Music in the Park" concert series and other events in and around the area.

 

Here's a sample recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QznDDQRYoM

 

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