Seasonal Concert with Friends

Annapolis Big Band members are looking forward to sharing in some seasonal music-making with our friends Mark Bezanson and the MRHS Jazz Band at a concert in Middleton on Sunday, December 1 at 7:00pm.
All proceeds will go to the MRHS School Band Program, something we are always pleased to support.
Please join us!.



Save the Date – October 20!

Annapolis Big Band to perform at the Dawn Oman Art Gallery

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The Annapolis Big Band and Dawn Oman Art Gallery invite you to “Autumn Leaves”, an evening of music on Sunday, October 20 starting at 7:30pm in Bridgetown, NS.

Well known as the music behind the annual “Moonlight in Paradise” event each August, the Annapolis Big Band is a 17 piece swing orchestra playing a broad repertoire of music from the 30’s and 40’s to more recent times. “Autumn Leaves” will include a wide range of music from swing to funk and will feature vocalists Margo Corkum and Andy Duinker.

Located at 298 Granville Street in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, the Dawn Oman Art Gallery is a unique space created by Dawn Oman and Scott Henderson. It is described as “an artist gallery, and a musical and performance space where amazing things happen”. The Annapolis Big Band performed in this same space a decade ago when it was an active church, and members are excited to have the opportunity to return to the space in its new format.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Dawn Oman Art Gallery or at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. For further information, call 902-588-2002.

Annapolis Big Band at the “O” – Sunday June 23

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The Annapolis Big Band invites you to a free concert on the Annapolis Royal waterfront on Sunday, June 23 starting at 7pm.  Take in the scenic view, enjoy some great tunes, catch up with friends and neighbours and welcome Summer in a “Big Band kinda way”… you may even want to dance a little!

With a wide repertoire of music from the 30’s and 40’s to more recent times, our 16 piece swing orchestra will feature vocalists Margo Corkum and Donna Holmes.

Join us June 23 (weather permitting…) from 7-8pm at the Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre in Annapolis Royal.


Spring Serenade in Paradise – Apr 27

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The Annapolis Big Band and the Paradise Active Healthy Living Society invite you to hear great music, enjoy some tasty nibbles and beverage of your choice, catch up with friends and neighbours and welcome Spring in a “Big Band kinda way”… you may even want to dance a little!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 starting at 7pm in the Paradise Community Hall, 10300 Highway 1 in beautiful Paradise, Nova Scotia.

Advance tickets are $13, available any from band members or by calling 902-584-3570 or 902-584-3511.  (Tickets are $15 at the door).

Join us for a fun and relaxing evening!


Our friend, Chris

On Friday, our band lost a family member. Words cannot express how much Chris meant to the Annapolis Big Band, and to each of the members personally. We feel privileged to have had Chris in our lives.

May the music that was ever part of Chris’ life bring healing to his family and friends.


 Chris French – Feb 22, 2019. Age 45.

Where words fail, music speaks. (Hans Christian Andersen)


Save the Date – Concert December 16!

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After a fun time at King’s Theatre last evening, the Annapolis Big Band is now turning its focus to Sunday December 16 when we join our fellow musicians in another concert celebrating the season.

“Season Concert” is in support of the Middleton Regional High School Band Program, a cause we are all thrilled to support any chance we get.
Please join us at MRHS Band Room, Sun Dec 16 starting at 7pm. Free will offering.

Moonlight Concert 2018 – August 11


Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 7:30pm-10pm   (Rain Date – Aug 12)

As darkness falls…

This August plan a trip to Paradise in the Annapolis Valley to hear the Annapolis Big Band perform the great tunes of the 30’s and 40’s, and some more modern tunes as well, outside under the stars for your listening and dancing pleasure.   Bring lawn chairs and perhaps a picnic and enjoy this live performance of the fabulous music as played by the Big Bands of the time such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and others. No pets please or barbecues.

A donation in support of the Paradise Community Hall will be appreciated.  Free parking is available on the grounds at Ellenhurst and on site transportation is provided for people needing assistance.  The Moonlight Concert is a magical evening of music in a wonderful outdoor setting.  Rain date is the following evening.    Further information 902-584-3570 or Moonlight Concert Website.