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Holland College Welshmen Community Band


The Holland College Welshmen Community Concert Band is comprised of members from all walks of life – from university and college students to music graduates, community members, and many longtime musicians.

The band contributes to the cultural landscape of PEI by providing opportunities for musicians to make music together on a weekly basis and by presenting public concerts throughout the year.

The band welcomes young people and provides a musically rich playing experience which emphasizes fine-tuning ensemble skills and playing expressively together.

The Welshmen Band serves an important role in the concert band community on P.E.I., positioned at a level that appeals to graduating high school students or anyone who is returning to music performance. The band generally performs B300-level to B400-level pieces in several genres and styles.

The band practices from 7 – 8:20 p.m. every Tuesday evening at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall on Holland College’s Prince of Wales Campus. Prospective  members are welcome to attend a rehearsal and meet the band. Following the concert band rehearsal, the Welshmen jazz band rehearses from 8:30 – 9 p.m.

For more information about the Welshmen, please go to our Facebook page or contact Christine Blanchard, director of the Holland College Welshmen Concert Band at cablanchard@eastlink.ca.