Our History

 

The Prince Albert Concert Band is the oldest cultural institution in the city, predating the founding of Prince Albert. Before the age of amplification and mass media, the band was the communities’ main source of music for entertainment and social events. Over the years it has gone through several rebirths as members come and go. In the 1970’s and 80’s the band was led by Michael Scholfield and David Monnette. For that period of time it held rehearsals in the basement of the city hall. The most recent period of our history started in 1996 when Robert Gibson became the conductor.  Under Bob’s direction the band has developed a regular season of concerts and playing engagements including performing at Remembrance Day events, Christmas Concerts, Prince Albert Winter Festival, Spring Concerts, and providing music for Decoration Day services. Bob retired from the position in June 2015. Kathleen Clarke was the band director from September 2015 until June 2017. For the 2017-18 season we are pleased to announce that Nicole Webb and Erika Rybinski will be sharing the band director job.

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