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Delta Concert Band set for downbeat on nearly 60 years of music

In The Key of Spring is at KinVillage on Saturday, April 27
Delta Concert Band, a popular musical fixture throughout the community for almost 60 years will open its new season with a concert in Tsawwassen. Photo courtesy Delta Concert Band

Delta Concert Band, a popular musical fixture throughout the community for almost 60 years, is about to begin its new concert season with the opening downbeat scheduled for Saturday, April 27 in Tsawwassen.

This concert, aptly titled In The Key of Spring, takes place at the KinVillage seniors centre, 5410 10th Ave., and begins at 2:30 p.m.

The concert will feature a wide variety of popular and classic tunes designed to get you in a mood to celebrate this new spring. And you’ll see why the band, one of the oldest in B.C., prides itself in being able to play many styles of music from pop, rock, classical, marches, musicals, as well as movie scores.

In fact, Delta Concert Band been playing this diverse mixture of musical styles since it was founded by a small group of dedicated and enthusiastic musicians on Oct. 29, 1964.

You’ll also see — and hear — how its 40-plus dedicated amateur musicians who come from a variety of occupations and professions while ranging in age from 19 to 90-plus years, quickly meld under veteran Music Director Jim Tempest into a cohesive ensemble that consistently presents an entertaining repertoire which features something for everyone.

Admission for the In The Key of Spring concert is by donation.

The band is also putting the finishing touches on programs in preparation for the rest of the spring and summer season, which includes the always popular, admission-free Ladner Bandfest where it joins host Delta Music Makers and many other concert bands from the Lower Mainland and beyond for two full days of continuous music, June 1 and 2 at Memorial Park.