Festival of Brass 2015


“Youth, Community and the very best of Professional music making in joyous collaboration”

The award-winning Hannaford Street Silver Band (HSSB) presents its 10th annual HANNAFORD FESTIVAL OF BRASS Friday April 17 through Sunday April 19, 2015 , Canada’s largest Brass band Festival.

The Festival, whose motto is “Youth, community and the very best of professional music-making in joyous collaboration”, has become a uniquely co-operative and collective event bringing together musicians of all levels to learn, perform and inspire one another. 

The highlight of the weekend is the gala Hannaford Concert, Sunday, April 19 with a legend of the brass band world, Edward Gregson – who returns to Toronto as guest composer and conductor and guest soloist, TSO Principal Trombonist Gordon Wolfe. Our festival finale will feature the slow melody contest winner (from Saturday) and the winner of the youth solo competition (from Friday evening).

The program will feature Gregon’s From Distant Memories and his Symphony in Two Movements.A true brass band extravaganza to wrap up our 31st season.

Visit our Festival of Brass Page for details of the weekend, including Hannaford Youth’s Rising Stars Concert and the Community Showcase events on Saturday April 18