This Sunday’s Concerts in the Park features Nanaimo Concert Band

The Nanaimo Concert Band, known as the oldest continuous community band in Canada, comes to Ladysmith July 21.

This week’s edition of Ladysmith Concerts in the Park features big band, showtunes,  and marches when the Nanaimo Concert Band comes to the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre.

The Nanaimo Concert Band, known as the oldest continuous community band in Canada, was established in 1872.

Today, the band features more than 55 members, representing a wide range of ages and walks of life.

The band is recognized in the musical community as one of the finest such groups in the country, according to its website.

“The Nanaimo Concert Band has won numerous awards over the years, has been admired by other community bands with which it has shared musical appearances, and has attracted some of the most experienced music directors in the country,” it states.

The Nanaimo Concert Band performs Sunday night at 6 p.m. at Transfer Beach as the third installment of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association’s Concerts in the Park series.

Admission to the concert is by donation, and volunteers circulate through the audience during the performance to collect. All donation money is earmarked to help offset the costs of the Resource Centre’s many programs, allowing area residents to participate in the programs at no cost.

For more information about the Concerts in the Park series, including a list of upcoming performers, click here.