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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.

As a band, 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.