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2019 Christmas at St. Joe’s

November 26, 2019
by Colin Rowe

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
You are welcome to come Enjoy the Sounds of the Season with Clarington’s Official Town Band.

When: Sunday December 8th, 2019 at 2pm
Where: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 127 Liberty Street South, Bowmanville (map)
Tickets: $15.00

The 2019 Clarington Concert Band St. Joe's Christmas Concert Poster

Last Night of the Proms

April 18, 2016
by Concert Band
Come hear the Clarington Concert band’s Last Night of the Proms concert!

When: Saturday May 7th, 2016 at 7:30pm
Where: Hope Fellowship Church 1685 Bloor Street Courtice ON (map)
Tickets: $15.00

Last season they brought you Music from the British Isles and now on Saturday May 7, 2016, the Clarington Concert Band presents the ever-popular Last Night of the Proms, a program featuring a blend of classical and popular music including themes from the movies of the iconic British Secret Agent, James Bond. The line-up of guest performers include stage veterans Father Paul Massel and Kelly Robertson, the ever popular Donna Lajeunesse and Canadian singer and international recording artist Jmondew, now back after performing for the last few years in Asia. You can enjoy some of her work on YouTube.

Sing along to Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance March (Land of Hope and Glory), plus of course, Jerusalem.

The concert will be held in the beautiful auditorium of Hope Fellowship Church located at 1685 Bloor Street in  Courtice, Ontario. The night begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $15 per person with children under 12 free and are available at:

Coffee & Cakes Café & Bakery

47 King Street W. Bowmanville
(905) 623-5558

Wilson & Lee Music Store

87 Simcoe St N, Oshawa
(905) 725-4706

Or you can call the Clarington Concert Band at (905) 697-8956

Break out your Union Jacks and don’t miss this foot-stomping, flag-waving good time. There’s nothing quite like The Last Night of the Proms for the entire family so book today!

Last Night of the Proms Concert Poster

Linda Key (June 10,1953 – March 31, 2015)

April 3, 2015
by Concert Band

Linda Key

Linda Key

Linda was a founding member of the Clarington Concert Band with more than
23 years of musical service to the community of Clarington. She served as
our principal percussionist for much of her time with the band and was
versatile enough to have played in the local Legion Pipe Band and the
Toronto Argonaut Band, the Argonotes. Linda’s contribution went far beyond
playing in the band. She served on the Band Executive for over 17 years and
was our Treasurer for much of that time.

To the very end of her life, she wanted to make music and to many she was
not just a musician but a friend. We will miss her but treasure the memories
she left us.

A Salute to the British Isles Concert

March 13, 2015
by Concert Band
Please join the Clarington Concert Band in a salute to the British Isle concert.

When: Saturday April 18th, 2015 at 7:00pm
Where: Harmony Creek Community Centre 15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa (Harmony Rd.& Hwy 2) (map)
Tickets: $15.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Students
A Salute to the British Isles Concert April 18th 2015

Map To Rehearsal

June 30, 2013
by Concert Band

Band Constitution

April 21, 2012
by Concert Band

The Clarington Concert Band Constitution and Policies and Prodedures

Upcoming Events

November 14, 2011
by Concert Band
November 26, 2019
6:00 pm

2019-2020 Concert Season at a Glance


Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:00 p.m. Courtice Santa Claus Parade
Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. ST. JOSEPH CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Past Conductors

September 11, 2011
by Concert Band

Mr. John Kraus
Musical Director

In October 2011, John Kraus was appointed Music Director of the Clarington Concert Band. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, with an Hons. B. Music Education and a Bachelor of Education degree.
John is presently the Head Music Teacher and Director of Arts at the Lakefield College School. He is a member of the CAMMAC summer music program. He was the founding Music Director of the Durham Chamber Orchestra and was conductor for the Lakeridge Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He was also Conductor of Conference of Independent Schools Music Festival Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Concert Band for Roy Thomson Hall

Glenn Ward - Music Director

Mr. Glenn Ward
Musical Director

In February 2005, Glenn Ward was appointed Music Director of the Clarington Concert Band, which continues to experience under his leadership. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, with a Bachelor of Musical Arts and holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto.

Glenn’s early musical training began in the Salvation Army where at age 16, he was the principal trombone of the London (Ontario) Citadel Band, which in 1976 toured England and appeared in concert at the Royal Albert Hall. He is a past Bandmaster of the Oshawa Temple Band of the Salvation Army and a former Musical Director of the Oshawa Civic Band. Since 1981, he has taught at R. S. McLaughlin C.V.I. in Oshawa where he is now the Head of the Arts Department. His school bands have travelled to Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Orlando and the Rocky Mountain Music Festival in Banff, Alberta.

Along with his musical interests, Glenn is a lover of golf and hockey and resides in Bowmanville with his wife Cathie, their three daughters and the family dog named Freddie.

Mr. Scott Hall
Associate Director of Music

In October 2011, Scott Hall was appointed Associate Director of the Clarington Concert Band. He is a graduate of the Wilfrid Laurier University, with an Honours of Bachelor in Music Education. He has studied conducting with Michael Purvis Smith and Noel Edison.
Scott is presently the Head of the Music Department at Vincent Massey Public School and Principle Horn of the Clarington Concert Band. He has also been Principal Horn with the Northumberland Orchestra Society and was a Member of the Hart House Symphony Orchestra at U of T.

Rehearsal Room

October 29, 2010
by Concert Band

Director of Music

January 30, 2010
by Concert Band

Mr. Barrie Hodgins

B. Mus., B. Ed., A. Music, CD

Barrie Hodgins graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Western Ontario and had a full-time career as a music educator with the Durham District Board of Education.

His extensive military background includes 22 years as a member of the Royal Regiment of Canada Band and an appointment in 1991 as Director of Music for the Regimental Band of the Governor Generals Horse Guards.

An experienced conductor and adjudicator in his own right, Barrie is a very well recognized member of the local and national music community. In January 2013, he retired from the Oshawa Civic band after serving as its Musical Director for thirty years. He was also the Musical Director of the Clarington Concert Band from 1990 to 2005 and is a former President of the Canadian Band Association Ontario Chapter.

Barrie still maintains a very busy schedule, keeping his musical skills sharp on the trumpet and teaching private music lessons.