5th (B.C.) Field Regiment RCA Band January 1, 2017

5th (B.C.) Field Regiment RCA Band January 1, 2017

The 5th (BC) Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery Band , formed in 1864, is an authorized band of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve. It is the Land Force's resident military band in the provincial capital of Victoria, the only Reserve Military Band on Vancouver Island, and has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operational military band organization in western Canada. It appears primarily as both a concert band and parade band, but also contains smaller ensembles such as a brass and woodwind quintet, a mess dinner band and a dance band, all of which provide musical support for military functions, state functions and public performances.

VIDEO ADDITIONS: The Hanson Brothers (2), Metropolis (1), No Means No (1), Ray Roper (1), and Sikphux (1)

As part of our 15th anniversary celebration, on Sunday, February 19th, at the Newcombe Conference Centre in the Royal British Columbia Museum from 2:00pm -3:30pm, Glenn Parfitt of the Royal City Music Project will speaking about building a historical database for musicians, musical groups, events and venues in the City of Victoria. Although the website's timeline now starts in the 1800's and continues through to 1999, Glenn will also be describing the city's "Golden Age of Rock & Roll" during the 1950's in great detail along with a sample from 1967's "Summer of Love" which celebrates it's 50th anniversary in 2017. This is a "Free" event and sponsored by the "Friends of the B.C. Archives". For more information Click here to our Facebook event page and let us know if your interested in attending.

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