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Peterborough Concert BandWelcome to the home of the Peterborough Concert Band!

We are presently looking to recruit new members in the following areas:

  • trumpet able to assist with first parts
  • 1-2 clarinets to help in third chair
  • mallet percussion

If you would like to join an enthusiastic and talented group of musicians in a community band environment, please Contact Us.  New players are auditioned for a position in the band. 

Our Journey To Date Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 19 2022 - We are back ... again!  The local COVID risk has declined for the first time in two weeks, so we will resume rehearsals next Tuesday with all of our safety protocols firmly in place.  It is entirely possible that COVID will continue to disrupt rehearsals throughout the fall and coming winter, and we will deal with it week by week as best we can! 

October 5 2022 - Rehearsals have been suspended once again because the local COVID risk index, set weekly by Peterborough Public Health, has been increased to "Very High".  Sigh.

Summer months of 2022 - We have been able to stage four and a quarter concerts this summer!  Our first attempt was rained out after the first half of the first set!  The other four concerts (all outdoors) went well, and we were all very happy to be performing again after such a long COVID hiatus.  We're keeping our fingers crossed that this wretched virus does not disrupt rehearsals this fall.  We would love to be able to stage a live Christmas concert!

May 10 2022 - We are back ... again!!!  Rehearsals are resuming tonight at the Navy Club!     

April 2022 - We enjoyed four fabulous in-person rehearsals before COVID compelled us to pause again.  We are hoping to resume rehearsals on May 3rd, but uncertainty rules the roost these days!

March 2022 - After nearly three months of online rehearsing, the PCB is resuming in-person rehearsals on March 22nd.  We are very excited at the prospect of playing together again - really together!  Our Band Manager has been working hard to set up some outdoor concerts for us this summer, so we are keen to get working on some programs to perform for you!  We will post details here on our web page as they become established.  We hope to see you this summer!  

What PCB has been doing during the pandemic - Check out the Media | Our Music page to listen to a recording of Schumann's "Little Romance" by PCB members while the band was on hiatus in 2020!  Also on this page, check out our "Christmas Medley" of three holiday favourites, arranged by our Music Director to help us kick-start the 2020 festive season!  In late July of 2021, we were finally able to start rehearsing together (outside), followed by indoor rehearsals through the fall under carefully crafted COVID safety protocols.  In January 2022, in-person rehearsals were once again suspended and we returned to the digital world with virtual rehearsals.

Who We Are

The Peterborough Concert Band is a community band based in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and is comprised of experienced amateur and semi-professional musicians (see Our Story for more information about the band's long history). The band operates year-round, with breaks at the end of August and at Christmas. We perform at a wide variety of venues in Peterborough, the Kawartha Lakes, and surrounding area. Check out our Events Calendar to find out where and when we will be playing this year. If you are interested in booking the band for an event, please contact our Band Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).