Mardis Gras In Langely

Brian

On Wednesday, March 24 ten members of the band headed 50 kms out of town to play a gig

John Cl.

We played for Envision Financial a Fraser Valley credit union

Art connoisseurs


The party theme was Mardi Gras, a costume call Carnies pull off with flair.

See the rest of the images on flickr

COMING UP: HONK! Fest West

The third annual HONK! Fest West is just around the corner



Here are a handful of photos from last year’s carryings-on

Come down to Seattle to hear the Carnival Band and 23 other bands from around the U.S. play all weekend


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Bright Light Procession

Jesse, James and Shannon

The Bright Light Procession followed a route through the DTES travelling about 8 blocks from point A (Dr. sun Yat Sen Garden) back to point A

Tim

Right up until the last minute the weather was very wet but the rain stopped for the most part once the procession got under way.

Tara and Luke

Most members of the Carnival Band were lit up like Christmas trees.

Additional pictures from Bright Light can be found in our

Bright Light

Interurban Gallery, Hastings and Carrall Sts.

On Sunday, March 7 the Carnival Band joins a group of Vancouver performers in the Bright Light Procession of Performing Circles on the DTES.

A section of the newly created Carrall St. greenway

The evening procession circling several blocks in the heart of the DTES promises to be a visual treat. This project promotes local art galleries, public art and artists based in the community.

The procession sets off from Pender and Carrall Sts at 7:00 p.m.

Band members can check sausage for call time, location and costume call particulars

Winterruption 2010 Finale


On Saturday the Carnival Band wrapped up the last of a string of commitments on Granville Island that began on February 13

Goldean in her fabulous new hat

The entire two weeks were great fun, due in no small part to the dedication of the many carnies who were able to make it to the gigs.

Pachiel

Pachiel and Simmah travelled down from Lasqueti Island to play every single ‘Olympic’ gig, including busking, with the Carnival Band.


Simmah and AJ

Simmah and Pachiel are members of Lasqueti’s Bolting Brassicas Marching Band


Drummers Bryan, Brenda, Ann and Diane
plus miscellaneous disembodied sax men

Marc
(There’s just something about a sousaphone player)

Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who pitched in to make these gigs such a great success

More of Saturday’s Winterruption images here:


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C’est Tout


Steph

The Carnival Band wrapped up the last of 6 gigs for Place de la Francophonie on Friday night.

Amazingly for February, Friday was the only night of the 6 that the Carnival Band had to play in the rain.

Brenda, Heidi, Susan, Ann

The band would like to thank everyone at Place de la Francophonie who assisted us and helped make this gig so much fun.

Special thanks to Elgin and Annick

Susan, Simmah, Pachiel

We also want to thank our new friends, Erminio, Ben, Elizabeth, Meg, Stuart and Conor of the incomparable and amazing Big Nazo.

It was a blast from start to finish.

The whole gang, standing still