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2010/2011 Events

Making Music Together:
TWU Concert Band with Abbotsford Concert Band

April 3, 2011
3:00 pm - Matsqui Centennial Auditorium
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Adults: $10  Students/Seniors: $7
Available from:

  • Shayna Leenstra in the reception office of the Music Building
  • Kings Music, Abbotsford
  • House of Fine Art, Abbotsford

Making Music Together is a concert presented in partnership between TWU Concert Band and Abbotsford Concert Band at 3PM on April 3 in Abbotsford’s Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.

Abbotsford Concert Band will begin the afternoon’s program with features including Gershwin’s “Strike Up the Band” and Holst’s “Second Suite for Military Band”.  Trinity Western University’s Concert Band continues the program with William’s “The Cowboys Overture” and Ticheli’s arrangement of “Amazing Grace”.  Finally these two ensembles will join forces in Ridout’s “Fall Fair” and Broughton’s “Silverado”.

Click here to read a recent news publication about Abbotsford Concert Band and the Making Music Together concert.

About the Ensembles

Trinity Western University Concert Band

The instrumental ensembles at Trinity Western University exist with the intention of developing musical excellence and maturity within their members.  Through rehearsing and performing together, members of the Concert Band develop their skills and an appreciation for a variety of musical styles.  We share our enjoyment of music with audiences both on and off campus, presented to the glory of God.  "Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord".

Abbotsford Concert Band

The Abbotsford Concert Band has been a part of the music community in the Fraser Valley for fifty years, playing a wide assortment of music from marches to dance music to symphonic festival pieces.  They have played at festivals, concerts, parades - just about any sort of event where music can lift the heart!  The Band currently has about forty members from the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack, with ages ranging from teens to seventies.

The Band partners with many other musical organizations in the Fraser Valley.  Recent collaborations have included the Fraser Valley Symphony Orchestra, Voices of Harmony, the Maple Ridge Concert Band, the 15th Field Regiment Band, the Moonliters, the Third Stage Jazz Band, the Chilliwack Women’s Chorus, and the James Productions Christmas Pops group.

Please check their website,, for more information about the Abbotsford Concert Band and their upcoming events.