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Band plays on 100 years later

The first community band—a brass band— was formed in 1910 in Port Alberni and made its first formal public appearance on June 21, 1911 when its members performed God Save the King at Port Alberni Public School.

A century later, a community band is still making music. The Alberni Valley Community Band will perform at the Alberni Centennial Finale on Sunday, Jan. 20 at Victoria Quay.

The Alberni Valley Community Band is a concert band composed of up to 18 adult musicians (mostly amateurs) who play wind instruments, plus a percussionist. The band plays a variety of music arranged for concert bands, from marches and selections from classical composers, to themes from Broadway shows, operettas, and movies.

Cory Miller currently conducts the community band.

The band meets Wednesdays from 7–9 p.m. in the E.J. Dunn Middle School band room. New players are welcome.

For more information, please call Cory at 250-723-1285, or Manfred at 250-724-6780.

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