Peterborough Concert Band Calendar

Peterborough Concert Band Calendar

Tuesday
26
Jun
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Sunday
01
Jul
Starts at: 01:00 PM
Tuesday
03
Jul
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
10
Jul
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
17
Jul
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
24
Jul
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
31
Jul
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
07
Aug
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
14
Aug
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Sunday
19
Aug
Starts at: 03:00 PM
Tuesday
04
Sep
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
11
Sep
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Saturday
15
Sep
Starts at: 01:00 PM
Monday
17
Sep
Starts at: 07:00 PM
Tuesday
18
Sep
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
25
Sep
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
02
Oct
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
09
Oct
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
16
Oct
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
23
Oct
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Sunday
28
Oct
Starts at: 03:00 PM
Tuesday
30
Oct
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
06
Nov
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
13
Nov
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
20
Nov
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
27
Nov
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
04
Dec
Starts at: 07:30 PM
Tuesday
11
Dec
Starts at: 07:30 PM

Fred Huffman Bursary

Fred HuffmanStudent band members enrolling in post secondary education may apply for the ‘Fred Huffman Bursary’. This bursary is available to any student, whether or not the student is pursuing a music degree. Contact us for further information.

Our Conductor

Peter SudburyPeter Sudbury, Music Director

Clear and expressive is how both audiences and musicians describe Peter Sudbury’s conducting. Using his training as a French Horn player who has enjoyed a playing career that spans orchestra, chamber ensembles, pit bands, jazz bands and concert bands he brings this wealth of knowledge into his collaboration with the ensembles he conducts. As well, he brings to his world of music making the extensive knowledge he accumulated as the Director of the Performing Arts Office, Queen’s University and General Manager of Showplace Performance Centre.

Currently living in Peterborough with his wife Danielle, he enjoys leading the Peterborough Concert Band through a journey of musical exploration and community sharing. As well, he conducts musical theatre at Peterborough’s Showplace Performance Centre. Whether leading an ensemble, or playing in an ensemble, Peter continues to relish the many opportunities he is offered to make music. Take that Voldemort! :-)

Band Directory

Concert Band 2007

Band Executive - Elected:

  • President: Diana Abraham
  • Secretary: Ingrid Boonstra
  • Director: Honda Ludwig
  • Director: Ken Abraham
  • Director: Elaine Orgill
  • Director: Ken Seim

Band Executive - Appointed:

  • Band Manager: Angela VandenBroek
  • Librarian: Medda Burnett
  • Treasurer: Angela VandenBroek

Conductor:

  • Music Director: Peter Sudbury

Section Leaders:

  • Flutes: Sarah Thomson
  • Clarinets/Double Reeds: Cydney Kamping
  • Saxes: Mike Gray
  • Trumpets: Kaela Beauclerc
  • French Horns: Lynn Reynolds
  • Lower Brass: Don Gordon
  • Percussion: Don Gordon

Committees:

Our committees help ease the load on the Executive. Any band member interested in joining a committee should contact one of the Chairs listed below.

  • Finance & Administration: Angela VandenBroek
  • Marketing & Fund Raising: Beth McClelland
  • Website: Diana Abraham
  • Bingo: Ken Abraham
  • Membership: Karen Acheson
  • Repertoire: Librarian & Music Director
  • Personnel: Elaine Orgill
  • Equipment: Ken Abraham
  • Truck: Mike Gray
  • Goodwill: Cynthia Hucks
  • Social: Lynn Reynolds

Our Story

Citzens Band 1950The original band was formed in 1858 (or slightly earlier) as the Rifle Brigade Band and became one of the finest military civilian brass bands in Ontario. Over the years it has been known as the Rifle Company Band, the Rural Band, the Peterborough Fire Brigade, the 57th Regimental Band, the Peterborough Citizen's Band, and the Peterborough Civic Concert Band (among others) before finally becoming the Peterborough Concert Band of today.  Some well known former band members include: Del Crary, Lorne Irwin, Herb Knox, Norman (Buzz) Buzzell, John Oosterbroek, Murray Mander, Bill Scott, Fred Huffman, and Charlie Ridpath, to name a few.

The Peterborough Concert Band is an award-winning wind ensemble having taken many honours at C.N.E. Band Competitions over the years.  Very early in its history, the band won the Amateur Band Championship for the Dominion of Canada!  The Peterborough Concert Band provided music at the 75th Anniversary of the Lift Locks and it is most probable that it was an ancestor of today's band that played at the opening of the Peterborough Lift Locks in 1904. The Peterborough Concert Band also took part in Peterborough’s 100th Anniversary celebration.

The Band continues its legacy as part of Peterborough’s arts community by performing a varied repertoire of popular contemporary music, show tunes, and classical gems at community events, retirement residences, schools, churches and parks in Peterborough and surrounding communities.  Visit our calendar on the What's Happening page for information about where and when the band will be performing this year.  Let us share our love of music with you!