History

History

Now in it’s 30th year, The Clarington Concert Band for all of its existence, has been a volunteer community band and is the principal community wind ensemble in the Clarington area. The band was formed in 1992, and continues a 144-year-old town band tradition in the Clarington area that dates from the earliest documented band concert in Bowmanville in 1848.

The Band is a 35-player strong ensemble of brass, woodwind and percussion players and comprises both amateurs and seasoned professional musicians who hail from all parts of Durham Region, as well as surrounding areas in and around the GTA.

The band performs a wide repertoire of music that includes transcriptions of classical music, original compositions, big band arrangements, movie scores, Broadway musicals, traditional marches and the occasional Strauss waltz.


The band operates year-round performing in Clarington and surrounding Municipalities. Public appearances include:

  • Fall and Spring Concert Series

  • Park Concerts (Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Port Hope)

  • Christmas Concerts

  • Annual Parades

  • Senior Citizen Complexes

  • Canadian Band Association Events

  • Local Community Fairs, Festivals and other Celebrations


The Clarington Concert Band is proud to bring the sound of live musical performances to audiences and at the same time provide musicians with an outlet to display their talents



MUSIC DIRECTORS

Dan Kapp
Music Director
1992-1993
2022-

Duane Bronson
Music Director
2020-2021

Barrie Hodgins
Music Director
1993-2005
2013-2019

John Kraus
Music Director
2011-2013

Lynda Shewchuk
Associate Music Director
2011-

Glenn Ward
Music Director
2005-2011

Scott Hall
Associate Music Director
2005-2011

Stewart Anderson
Associate Music Director
1998-2005