All-City Band

All-City Band’s annual fundraising Dessert & Dance

Sweet and singing

No tradition is sweeter than the All-City Band’s annual fundraising Dessert & Dance. Now in its 18th year, the event is held every February on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day to raise money for band trips out of the territory. The All-City Band Society is a not-for-profit organization that offers “big-city” music development opportunities for …

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Sweet Swing

The All City Band is comprised of students between the ages of 12 and 17, playing alongside more experienced adult musicians. The group is comprised of sections: the All City Jazz Band, the Junior and Senior Concert Bands and the Grade 8 Band. “The All City Band is a great musical opportunity for students in …

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An Evening of Romance

Bring family, friends, or even a date, because the All-City Band Society is hosting the 16th annual Dessert and Dance. The evening will start off with some sensational tunes provided by All-City Jazz Band, with the lights dim and the jazzy sounds of saxophones alongside the trumpets and trombones, controlled by the beat and rhythm …

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Swing to Sound With Pie

Many of us were introduced to dessert combined with music was through Tchaikovski’s Nutcracker. Imagery of Spanish chocolate, sugar plum fairies, lemonade waters, and a kingdom of sweets delights viewers while the orchestra plays on. Fast forward to the present day — another combination of dessert and music can be found in Whitehorse. Simply titled …

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Bands on the Run

Whether you attend December 15 or 16, Keith Todd promises that Music for a Winter’s Eve will be “a magical, festive night of music.” Todd is the musical director for the pre-Christmas presentation by the senior and junior concert bands from F.H. Collins and Porter Creek secondary schools, as well as the All-City Jazz Band. …

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A Night of Romance

Young or old, you can see it in the dancers’ eyes – the mood is one of romance. It is one of the finest date opportunities in the Yukon — the annual Dessert and Dance, hosted by the All-City Band Society. Duncan Sinclair’s tenor sax solo weaves melodically over the walking bass, through the beating …

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Dance to sounds of the Big Band

The hallowed halls of learning are hushed, today. “It’s exam week,” Rebekah Bell, band teacher for Porter Creek Secondary School, says, explaining the surprising silence. There are none of the scuffling sounds of students scrambling to get to wherever it is they are going. No chatter, no laughter, no cellphone beeps. The halls are almost …

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Still swinging

22 Years & Still Swinging

Sunday, April 15. It’s the night after the Big Band’s annual Spring Swing event, and Nita Collins is relishing the memory of an evening that saw 40 couples take to the floor of the Mount Mac Recreation Centre. “Those crowds are just fabulous to play for,” the group’s long-time manager says. “They’re not interested in …

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Band Jam

Whitehorse’s All City Band Society is about far more than just making music. This largely volunteer run non-profit organization is also about creating a sense of community. “People don’t realize what a benefit being able to play in a large group like that is to your work and social life,” explains Bruce Johnson, a musical …

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