The HSSB is very proud to have commissioned the Juno Award winning composer Vivian Fung to write a ground breaking new work for Brass Band. Her concerto for Baritone Saxophone and Brass Band, Indigenous Rites is the centrepiece of our new 30th Anniversary Celebration concert, Strike Up the Band!

Since its inception, the HSSB has been driven by creativity and one of the HSSB’s core values is the commissioning of new concert repertoire for brass band.

Many Canadian composers have been introduced to this art form through our commissioning efforts.

To date, 60 compositions have received their world premieres by the HSSB.

Many have been recorded on our CD library and receive international exposure.

In addition to these, countless transcriptions and arrangements have been created and presented on our concert stage.

For more information about this important resource please contact the HSSB office.

To view our complete list of commissions click here