Over 300 years of music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods - including compositions by Purcell, J.S. Bach, Gabrieli, and Byrd - are in the program.
The sound of this music played by a 35 piece brass band is truly awesome (although played on modern brass instruments, much of the repertoire was originally performed on the very earliest versions of today's instruments). The centrepiece of the concert will be music from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto # 3.
Please join us as we celebrate "The Majesty of Brass".
The concert is on
Sunday, March 18, 2:30PM at
Mount Seymour United Church
1200 Parkgate Ave, North Vancouver
Donations gratefully accepted.
There will be surprises and we hope you join us for the guaranteed laughter (with us or at us!) and joy in our Fall Follies concert!
The concert is on
Sunday, October 29, 2:30PM at
Mount Seymour United Church
1200 Parkgate Ave, North Vancouver
Admission is by donation and a hearty autumn reception will follow.
LMBB invites interested brass players to sit in on the open reading rehearsal on Sunday, August 27, 2:30-5:00 at the Vancouver Opera Building, 1955 McLean Drive, in Vancouver (one block east of Clark Drive, between 3rd Ave. and 4th Ave.) Note that parts for Cornet/Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Baritone, Euphonium, and Trombone are written in Bb Treble Clef; parts for Eb Horn are in Eb Treble Clef; parts for Bass/Tuba are written in Bb or Eb Treble Clef; but the part for Bass Trombone is in concert pitch Bass Clef. The reading music will be challenging but not too much so. Come sit in and get a taste of British style brass band!
LMBB will return to Ladner Bandfest to showcase a few fun favourites that we have learned this year. A little western, a little classical, and a little cocoa!
The event goes from 11 AM to 6 PM on both Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4 but we will be playing on Sunday June 4 at 1:40 on Showstage 1. There are a plethora of bands (and orchestra) coming out to play this weekend and you can find the full roster and schedule at https://www.ladnerbandfest.org/2017-concert-schedule.
The event is free! You're welcome to bring a chair or something to sit on.
TOOB will be on site with food and beverages for sale!
NOTE: Ladner Bandfest is happening at a new location this year:
Little Mountain Brass Band will perform on Saturday, May 20 AND Sunday, May 21 over the Victoria Day weekend!
to the van Dusen Botanical Gardens to provide a British brass backdrop for
a spectacular celebration of British automobiles!
We will be playing British, popular, and other favourites on the hill throughout the afternoon surrounded by vintage and modern British cars!
LMBB returns to the Roundhouse Community Centre to
commemorate Engine 374 coming into Vancouver 130 years ago. We will be playing a
mix of popular and classic show tunes, movie favourites, and folk selections.
If memory serves, there will be cake!
It's also great fun to toot Engine 374's horn!
The rehearsal scheduled for April 09 has been cancelled due to a fair number of expected absences.
The concert program drove us to drink! (Because it was a challenging program - why else?)
These concerts present a program selected from the music of Broadway and musical theatre. You'll recognize every tune - I guarantee it!
In addition to musical pieces composed specifically for brass band, the repertoire benefits greatly from transcriptions of music written for other genres, such as classical, opera, and folk music. This concert celebrates the diversity available to brass bands.
The LMBB web site can be accessed through an alternate, "alias" web address: http://lmbb.ca/ Some will find this a little easier to remember, compared to http://lmbb.vabbs.org/, which will continue to work, also.
See the photo gallery for photos from the June 27 2012 performance at the Charles Dickens Annex.
This tentatively-scheduled performance has been canceled.
Photo from the June 21 2012 Fête de la Musique in Gastown, Vancouver. Photo by
See the video gallery for a video from the May 26 2012 performance at Eurofest 2012.
See the photo gallery for photos from the May 26 2012 performance at the Eurofest at Swanguard Stadium.
See the video gallery for a video from the May 20 2012 performance at the Rounhouse.
Updated the calendar page with changes to times for the British Classic Car Show on Saturday, May 19 (11:30-2:30) and Engine 374 Anniversary at the Roundhouse Community Center on Sunday, May 20 (12:30-1:00).
Updated the calendar page with a schedule for April through August rehearsals and performances, subject to change!
Updated the calendar page with a schedule for February through June rehearsals and performances, subject to change!
Rehearsals will be held at St. Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican Church on January 08, 15, 22, and 29. See the calendar for updated schedule.
The October 23 rehearsal will be held at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 1805 Larch St., Vancouver (Kitsilano).
Updated the calendar page with changed locations for the September 11 and 25 rehearsals.
Updated the calendar page with a schedule for September through November, subject to change!
Rehearsals resume on September 11, with preparation for making a recording of the band.
Added photos to the photo gallery from the August 14 centennial celebration of St. Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican Church. Photos courtesy of Guylaine Stride.
Added photos to the photo gallery from the June 18-19 tour of the Okanagan by the band. Photos courtesy of photographer David Roughan.
LMBB will entertain at the Centennial Day celebration of St. Mary's Kerrisdale Church, 2490 W. 37th Ave. (at Larch St.) in Vancouver on Sunday, August 14, 3:00PM.
The next three weeks will be extremely busy ones for LMBB!
On Sunday, June 12, 1:00PM, LMBB performs a free outdoor concert at the Ladner Bandfest.
The following weekend, June 18-19, it will be on tour in the South Okanagan.On Tuesday evening, June 21, it will perform a free outdoor concert at the first annual Fête de la Musique in Vancouver's Gastown.
On Sunday, June 26, 2:30PM, LMBB will perform at the Richmond Men's Shelter Benefit concert at St. Edward's Church, 10111 Bird Road in Richmond.
Finally, on July 1, 6:30PM, it performs at the Steveston Cannery in Richmond's Steveston neighbourhood.
On Sunday, April 10, LMBB will be performing a number of transcriptions of famous opera pieces, in the unique and special way that only a brass band can do! The Overtures, Arias, & Choruses concert is at 2:30 at St. Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican Church, 2490 W. 37th Ave. in Vancouver. Come and enjoy some Rossini, Verdi, Berlioz and other faves! By donation at the door.
Updated the Photo Gallery with photos from the rehearsal for the "Dragons of Brass" concert with the Richmond Chorus. Photos courtesy of Brian Stride.
On Sunday, March 06, LMBB co-presents the Dragons of Brass concert with the Richmond Chorus at 3:00 at Richmond Alliance Church, 11371 No. 3 Road in Richmond. The featured presentation will be "The Dragons Are Singing Tonight", by David Hamilton, text by Jack Perlutsky.
Effective immediately, weekly rehearsals will return to a 2:30PM start, ending at 5:00.
Also, major updates made to rehearsal and performance calendar.
Effective immediately, weekly rehearsals will start at 2:00PM, ending at 4:30.
The band will perform at the inaugural UBC BrassFest on January 23.
Weekly band rehearsal will begin at 2:00PM on January 16, due to the Dim Sum lunch at the Red Star Seafood Restaurant at 11:00AM that day.
Following a successful appearance at the Vancouver Christmas Market on December 03, LMBB was invited back for an encore performance at 5:00 on Wednesday, December 22.
Free outdoor concert on Saturday, December 11 - Yuletide On Granville Island: Triangle Square at 2:00!
In the spirit of Hallowe'en, LMBB presents Spooks & Songs - Music from the Underworld at 2:30 on Sunday, October 31 at St. Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican Church, 2490 37th Ave. (37th & Larch) in Vancouver (Kerrisdale.)
Following a successful appearance at the Nanaimo British Heritage Festival in July, LMBB plays at 2:00 and 3:15 on Saturday, October 23 at the British Heritage Festival in Cloverdale (Surrey), BC, at the Cloverdale Rodeo Show Barn.
The rehearsal and performance schedule is now available on Google Calendar for viewing or incorporation into your personal Google Calendar. The "Agenda" view can be printed out as a list of schedule dates.
The provisional and performance schedule (subject to change) has been posted.
LMBB will hold its first rehearsal for 2010-2011 from 2:30-5:00 on Sunday, September 05 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 2490 W. 37th Ave., Vancouver.
LMBB plays from 2:30-4:00 on Saturday, June 19 at the Gyro Park Bandshell in Penticton, BC, and from 1:00-2:30 on Sunday, June 20 at Hester Creek Winery in Oliver, BC.
LMBB plays from 2:40-3:20 on Sunday, June 13 at the 2010 Ladner BandFest.
Posted photos from the concert on May 23 at the Roundhouse Community Centre, courtesy of photographer David Roughan.
LMBB performs on Saturday, May 22, 11:00-2:00, at the All British Field Meet British Classic Car show at van Dusen Gardens, 37th Ave. and Oak St., Vancouver.
On Sunday, May 23, 1:00-3:00, it performs a free outdoor concert at the Engine 374 123rd Anniversary at the Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver.
LMBB performs at the Festival of Wind Music 2010 on February 07, 2010, 2:00PM at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons, BC.
Posted the rehearsal schedule for Winter and Spring, 2010 on the calendar page.
Updated the member list and band photo on the Members page.
There will be no rehearsal on Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct. 11.
Posted the rehearsal schedule for Fall, 2009 on the calendar page.
Updated the Music page with latest list of titles in the band's music folders, as of Spring 2009.
LMBB will welcome brass players who would like to drop in and play for fun, at the final two rehearsals on June 21 and 28. Trumpets and F Horns are welcome, too! Bring a music stand, if possible.
I've added a Video Gallery to the LMBB web site. You can access it through the Video Gallery link in the "LMBB Site Contents" bar at the left of each LMBB web page. The "thumbnails" will display each video, or click on the "link" in the column on the right to bring up a YouTube session to show it a bit larger.
Initial video content is four selections from the Concert of Remembrance on 2008 November 09.
Updated the calendar to show the schedule for Winter-Spring 2009.
Added the outdoor Christmas concert at Granville Island Market to the performance calendar.
Updated the member list.
Added a link to photos from the "Concert of Remembrance" to the Photo Gallery.
There will be no band rehearsal on October 12 (Thanksgiving Sunday). Added a "Concert of Remembrance" to the Performances Calendar.
Updated the calendar to show the provisional schedule for Fall 2008.
Updated the Music page with latest list of titles in the band's music folders.
Updated the Photo Gallery with photos from the British Classic Car Show at van Dusen Gardens, Ladner Bandfest, Haywood Bandstand, and BC Highland Games.
Updated the Members page with latest membership list, and recent band photo.
See the calendar for locations and times of the concerts at VanDusen Botanical Garden (May 17) and the Roundhouse (May 18.)
Updated the calendar to reflect changes to the rehearsal and performance schedule.
Updated the calendar to confirm the April 06 rehearsal, and add the BC Highland Games to the performance schedule.
Updated the calendar to confirm there is NO February 24 rehearsal.
Added a new page (""Press") to the LMBB web site to be used for press clippings. Initial content is an article on the band's concert in Gibsons.
LMBB will present a concert for the Sunshine Coast Wind Festival on February 03, 2:30PM at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons, BC.
Updated the calendar with the rehearsal and performance schedule for Winter and Spring 2008.
Updated the calendar to advise there is NO December 16 rehearsal, and that rehearsals resume on Sunday, 2008 January 06.
Updated the calendar to advise that the December 02 rehearsal starts at 2:00PM in the Gym and that the band will present a Christmas Concert at St. Mary's Anglican Church at 2:30PM on December 09.
Updated the calendar to confirm there is NO November 11 rehearsal - the band will present a concert at St. Mary's Anglican Church at 3:00PM.
Updated the calendar to confirm there is NO October 07 (Thanksgiving) rehearsal.
Updated the calendar to show the schedule for Fall 2007, with some dates subject to confirmation.
Updated the list of music we have in our folders as of Spring, 2007, on the music page.
LMBB will perform again at the Ladner Bandfest in Ladner, from 11:00-11:40 on Sunday, June 10. This will conclude the band's 2006-2007 season, to resume with rehearsals in September for the 2007-2008 season.
LMBB will perform again at the All British Classic Car Show at van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver, from 11:30-2:30 on Saturday, May 19.
Updated the calendar to cancel the April 01 rehearsal, and delete the tentative April 28 concert.
LMBB will present its Winter Concert at St. Mary's Anglican Church on March 11 at 2:30PM.
A memorial service for Wes Barrett will be held at St. Mary's Anglican Church on February 18 at 3:00PM. LMBB will perform a number of Wes's favorite pieces.
Updated the calendar with current information, subject to further changes. Note that rehearsal times have changed to 2:30-5:00PM!
The band was saddened to learn of the sudden passing of member Wes Barrett (Euphonium) on January 14. A memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Anglican Church on February 18.
Updated the calendar to show the schedule for October, subject to further changes.
Updated the calendar to show the schedule for the 2006-2007, with some dates subject to confirmation.
Photos from the Haywood Bandstand performance on June 25 are now available in the photo gallery.
LMBB will play at the Haywood Bandstand, Alexandra Park, Beach Ave. & Bidwell St., Vancouver on June 25, 1:00PM.
Updated the members page to reflect 2005-2006 membership.
Updated the calendar to add April 02 and April 16 rehearsals, and to move Christ Church Cathedral concert from June 11 to April 23.
Updated the calendar to add a March 12 rehearsal.
Updated the calendar to reflect the cancellation of the March 05 rehearsal.
The Winter & Spring rehearsal calendar has been posted.
LMBB presents a concert on Sunday, November 20, 3:00PM at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 2490 W. 37th Ave., Vancouver. No admission charge. Donations to support the band will be gratefully accepted.
Updated the photo gallery with photos from the Spring Concert and the bus trip to Revelstoke.
Fall rehearsals begin on Sunday, September 11, 1500-1730 (3:00-5:30PM), at a NEW LOCATION: St. Mary's Anglican Church, 2490 W. 37th Ave. (at Larch St.), Vancouver. (See map.)
Thanks to Kathleen Jansen for photos of the band from the Royal City Show & Shine in New Westminster, BC, on July 24.
Oops! The band's "season" isn't over yet! It will perform at the Royal City Show & Shine in New Westminster, BC, on July 24.
LMBB enjoyed a busy Spring performance schedule from April through June (see the calendar), and concludes the Spring session with an outdoor performance in Revelstoke, BC, on July 09.
See updates to the Spring rehearsal and performance calendar.
LMBB presents a concert on Sunday, April 17, 2:30PM at Marpole United Church, 1296 W. 67th Ave., Vancouver. No admission charge. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
The February 27 rehearsal will be held at:
Brass Band Northwest's web site has posted photos from the Northwest International Brass Band Festival in which LMBB participated on January 29-30 in Bellevue, WA.
The rehearsal and performance calendar has been updated.
The member list has been updated.
Little Mountain Brass Band rehearsals resume on 2005 January 02 following the break for Christmas and New Years.
Little Mountain Brass Band presents a Winter Concert on Sunday, December 12, 2:30PM, at Marpole United Church, 1296 West 67th Ave, Vancouver. No admission charge, but donations will be gratefully accepted.
The location for the November 14 rehearsal will be:
Upper Lynn Elementary School
1540 Coleman Road
I've moved the Photo Gallery from its old location (my home PC!) to the LMBB web site. You can now access it through the Photo Gallery link in the "LMBB Site Contents" bar at the left of each LMBB web page.
Welcome to the "new look" for the LMBB web site. See the Contacts and Technical Notes page for details on the makeover.
Thanks to Terry Lee, we have photos from the January 24, 2004 day trip for the Northwest Brass Band Festival in Bellevue, WA, USA. You can see them at http://lmbb.vabbs.org/LMBBNWBBF2004/. The web page also has a link to photos of LMBB taken by the festival organizers.
LMBB enjoyed playing for the very large crowd at the British Classic Car Show held May 22 at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver, Canada. Appropriately enough, Music Director Jim Littleford selected a program of "British" music. See photos at http://lmbb.vabbs.org/LMBBBritishClassicCars2004/. More photos at http://lmbb.vabbs.org/LMBBBritishClassicCars2004-1/.
LMBB invites you to a Spring Concert! Come and hear a British brass band play a wide selection of music. Sunday, May 02 at 2:30PM. Marpole United Church, 1296 West 67th Ave. (between Granville St. & Oak St.), Vancouver. Donations to support the band will be gratefully accepted.
The calendar has been updated with the rehearsal and concert schedule for April - July, 2004.
Added a page relating the history of an Aboriginal Brass Band Contest held in New Westminster, BC, in 1905.
The calendar has been updated with the rehearsal and concert schedule for Spring, 2004.
There will NOT be a rehearsal on February 08.
Rehearsal dates for January, February and March are posted on the Calendar page.
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