Festival of Brass 2017

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

Celebrating 14 Consecutive Seasons!

Thursday February 16th – Sunday February 19th, 2017

Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor Street West, Toronto Ontario

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario

 Thursday February 16th, 2017

School Concert
2:00 PM
Cawthra Park Secondary School
James Gourlay and the HSSB


Thursday, Feb. 16th

Chamber Music Masterclass
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Boston Brass Quintet
Walter Hall, The University of Toronto, Faculty of Music

DAY 1: FRIDAY February 17th, 2017

Friday, Feb.17th

12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM
Jeff Connor, Boston Brass
Music Business/Entrepreneurship
Room 130, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto Faculty of Music

Horn Masterclass
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Chris Castellanos, Horn, Boston Brass
Room 130, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto Faculty of Music

Trombone Masterclass
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Domingo Pagliuca, Trombone, Boston Brass
Boyd Neel Room, University of Toronto, Faculty of Music

Rising Stars – 7:30 PM, Church of the Redeemer –

The opening concert of the Hannaford Festival of Brass weekend and featuring 4 finalists in  the Young Artist Solo competition: Brian McAuley (cornet), Dan Howells (cornet), Robert Conquer (trombone) and Trishul Sharma (tuba).

Also featuring special guests:  The Druid Academy of Irish Dancing

Tickets: $15/$10/$5 – available at the door

DAY 2: SATURDAY February 18th, 2017

Free Public Master Classes, Church of the Redeemer


12:15 – 1:15, Lunch Break

Reading Session – 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM,

Community Band reading session led by James Gourlay. James will lead participants through a reading of Holst’s Moorside Suite. Please REGISTER to participate and receive parts in advance

2:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Community Showcase


2:30 PM – 3:15 PM, Oshawa Civic Band

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM,  Weston Silver Band

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM, Intrada Brass of Oakville

Hannaford Cup

This year’s selection will be the march Hannaford Street March by Len Ballantine.
Adjudicator: Len Ballantine

Slow Melody Contest

This is a chance for participating ensembles to feature soloists from their ranks.
Adjudicator: Len Ballantine

5:15 – Presentation of Hannaford Cup and comments by Leonard Ballantine

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Supper at the Duke of York!  39 PRINCE ARTHUR AVENUE TORONTO, ONTARIO

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Open rehearsal with the HSSB and Boston Brass, James Gourlay – Conductor

 DAY 3, SUNDAY February 19th, 2017

3:00 PM, ReWired – HSSB with guest conductor James Gourlay and the Boston Brass

Tickets: $40, $30, $15 Students
Buy on line or call STLC Box Office:  416.366.7723 or 1.800.708.6754

The Boston Brass returns to Toronto with a fantastic new show of unparalleled flair and artistry. This one of a kind musical experience will feature burning jazz standards, the best of original brass quintet repertoire and a touch of straight up brass banding. This concert will feature the winner of the youth solo competition!

Boston Brass appears with the generous assistance of JUPITER


HSSB Board of Directors is pleased to present their Annual Silent Auction in the lobby  Jane Mallett Theatre on Sunday, February 19th.
Support the HSSB and purchase some great items for a great cause.

Do you have an item you would like to donate?
Contact the HSSB today!

 The Hannaford Street Silver Band is grateful for the assistance we receive from our corporate donors.