Band fills theatre with music

NANAIMO - The Nanaimo Concert Bands hosts its annual spring concert on Sunday (April 14) 2:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre.

Jeff Bailey belts out tunes on his baritone sax. He's one of the many musicians performing during the Nanaimo Concert Band's concert at the Port Theatre Sunday (April 14).

Jeff Bailey belts out tunes on his baritone sax. He's one of the many musicians performing during the Nanaimo Concert Band's concert at the Port Theatre Sunday (April 14).

The thunderous power of instruments played by Nanaimo Concert Band members will fill the Port Theatre Sunday (April 14).

The band hosts its annual spring concert at 2:30 p.m.

This year it’s conducted by director of music retired Lt. Col Gerry Klaassen and features numerous solos performed by members. Instruments highlighted in solos includes flutes, reeds, brass instruments and a xylophone.

The Nanaimo Concert Band is regarded as one of the oldest continuous community bands in the country.  It received the city’s cultural award for excellence in 1997 and performed during various community events over the years including the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies. Throughout the summer the band also hosts concerts in the park in the mid-Island area.

Tickets for the spring concert at $16 and are available by calling 250-754-8550, at the Port Theatre ticket office located at 125 Front St., or www.porttheatre.com.