Music has always been an important part of community life in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Chances are if you have spent any time here you have probably had the good fortune to experience a performance by one of the many great performing groups that are part of our musical heritage. Over the years, the City of Kawartha Lakes has given birth to countless numbers of great bands and solo performers.
This community love of music is largely attributable to community groups like the Lindsay Kinsmen Marching Band, the Kawartha Big Band, Kawartha Kavaliers, Kawartha Male Chorus, Kawartha Lakes Singers and the Odyssey Project that have all provided valuable musical opportunities to the residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Kawartha Lakes Concert Band aims to continue this tradition by providing residents with a top notch performance ensemble. Our goals are simple. First, we aim to bring together the great players from the City of Kawartha Lakes and the wonderful music of the traditional and contemporary Concert Band repertoire. Second, we hope to inspire todays young musicians to join in and become a part of their community through music. Whether you are a player or an audience member, we hope that you find enjoyment in what we do.
Well another year is in the books for the Kawartha Lakes Concert Band. That makes five years now of music and fun. This past season saw us rehearse and perform 63 pieces of music over three concerts. Thank you to those who were able to join us for our year-end Bach to Buble Concert at the Academy Theatre. If you missed it, here is a link to our performance of Claude T. Smith's "Declaration Overture" from that evening so that you will want to make sure you mark us on your calendar for next season. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)
Next year we plan to do the same. The stages are booked so that you can put the dates in your calendar right now. December 9th and April 6th concerts will be held at Cambridge Street United Church, and our year-end performance will be on June 22 at the Academy Theatre. Thanks to everyone who supported us over this past year by taking in our shows. We look forward to seeing you all again next season.
April 19, 2023
Thank you to all the wonderful folks who came out to our April 1st concert at Cambridge Street United Church. We had over 300 people in attendance which is a record audience for our band! We are currently working on new music for the final performance of our 22/23 season. The programme will include two constrasting collections of music - one with some traditional concert band standards and the other with a wonderful selection of contemporary pieces ranging from Jazz to Rock. Please mark your calendar for June 24th at the Flato Academy Theatre. Tickets will become available soon at the theatre box office.
March 15, 2023
We are now in the home stretch as we prepare for our April 1st concert. It is going to be a wonderful evening of music from Broadway shows to Big Screen movies with a few pop tunes thrown in just for the fun of it. As well as our concert band there will be debut performances by our newly minted Kawartha Lakes Jazz Ensemble and Brass Quintet as well as some very special solos and guest appearances. Tickets are $20 and are available at Cathy Allen Ladies Wear in Lindsay or at the door on the night of the show. It all takes place at Cambridge Street United Church in Lindsay on Saturday April 1st at 7 PM. We look forward to seeing you there.
January 2, 2023
KLCB starts rehearsing on January 9th to prepare for our April 1st performance. The concert will be filled with everything from Joseph to Jazz as we program an entire show with Broadway Tunes, Movie and TV Themes and memorable pop music. We're very excited for this show and we look forward to seeing you all there.
November 2, 2022
We are excited to say that our "Harmonies of the Holidays" concert is just over five weeks away and our members are working hard to prepare a wonderful program for our audience. Don't miss this opportunity to hear awesome musical selections ranging from the beautiful Rhapsody from the Low Countries by Henk Van Lijnschooten to some seasonal favourites like the Ukrainian Bell Carol. The concert is at Cambridge Street United at 7pm on Saturday, December 10th. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door.
November 1, 2022
Happy to share with all of our fellow music lovers that the College Community Choir in Lindsay has announced their concert dates for this year. They will be presenting "Christmas Fills the Air" at 2pm on November 26th, 2022 and "All That Jazz" on April 22, 2023. Both concerts are being held at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Lindsay.
October 1, 2022
This year we will doing three concerts all at the beautiful Cambridge Street United Church in Lindsay. Concert dates are Saturday, December 10, 2022, Saturday April 1st, and Saturday June 24th, 2023. We would love to see you there so please put them in your calendar now. ;)
September 19, 2022
We are very excited to be back rehearsing and preparing for our 2022-2023 concert season. We are very happy to welcome lots of new faces as well as celebrating the return of some former members and with 50 members on the roster, we think this is going to be our best year yet.
September 12th, 2022
It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Pete MacArthur on September 9th, 2022. Pete was a founding member of KLCB and a dear friend to all of us in the Kawartha Lakes Concert Band family. His warmth, kindness and good humour will be dearly missed by all of us. We extend our sincere condolences to all of Pete's family and friends. Details about arrangments can be found here.
June 30th, 2022
Our 2021-2022 season is done and we are able to head into the summer with a real feeling of satisfaction having closed things out with a wonderful concert on June 25th where we shared the stage with the amazing Weston Silver Band and their incredible conductor Larry Shields. We are look forward to other partnerships with WSB in the future, and have already invited Larry to visit KLCB to do workshop in the fall.