The Concert and Jazz Band Community of Salt Spring Island, BC.

This is the central location for information about our local band community. If you are a member of one of these bands, click on MORE INFO below each listing to find out rehearsal times, gigs and other announcements.

If you are interested in joining one of these bands, please email the contact person directly.

If you have any comments, questions, or events/announcements/photos that we could add to this site, please give me a shout at drummerhoff@saltspring.band.

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PLEASE NOTE: This website is still under construction, in a slow crescendo toward actualizing its full potential. Your patience and goodwill are appreciated. Onward and upward!   -Kim

SIMS BANDS

The Salt Spring Middle School offers Beginner Band (gr. 6), Senior Band (gr. 7 & 8), and Jazz Band to interested students.
Director: Michelle Footz
Contact: mfootz@sd64.org
MORE INFO: SIMS Music Page

GISS BANDS

Director: Michelle Footz
Contact: mfootz@sd64.org
MORE INFO: GISS/GISPA Music Page

ADULT BEGINNER BAND

UPDATE: There are currently no plans to run this program for the 2019/20 season, due to lack of numbers. This new group started up in the spring of 2018, and was the band for absolute beginners. No experience required – all are welcome!
Director:
Contact:
MORE INFO: Beginner Band Page

(The Adult Beginner Band, Concert Band and Swing Shift are run under the auspices of The Bandemonium Music Society, a nonprofit organization.)

BANDEMONIUM CONCERT BAND

This is a longstanding community band of 35-40 amateur musicians of all ages. There are no auditions to join the band, however, an ability to read music and several years experience is generally recommended. They rehearse on Monday nights from 7:15 to 9 pm in the music room at Salt Spring Middle School.
Director: Wendy Milton
Contact:
250-537-4654 islandwinds@telus.net
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MORE INFO: Concert Band Page
(The Adult Beginner Band, Concert Band and Swing Shift are run under the auspices of The Bandemonium Music Society, a nonprofit organization.)

SWING SHIFT

Swing Shift Big Band is 17 piece community jazz/dance band. They play mostly swing music from the big band era but also a little latin, pop, funk and even a little modern jazz from time to time. The band plays 3-8 gigs a year on average, on Saltspring, Vancouver Island and beyond. The band welcomes new members when positions open up, and are in need of subs from time to time.
Director: Derrick Milton
Contact: dsmilton@telus.net
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MORE INFO: Swing Shift Page
(The Adult Beginner Band, Concert Band and Swing Shift are run under the auspices of The Bandemonium Music Society, a nonprofit organization.)