Saturday, 25 Mar 2017: Compassion Globally Art Auction

Vancouver Academy of Music

What I ask is that they march down each side of the Vancouver Academy
of Music theatre at 7:30pm and go on to the stage and play for approximately 30 minutes. As I have said, on an earlier date, “our topic is
difficult to absorb and to deal with and so we are, where ever possible,
surrounding CG in uplifting music”
What could be more uplifting than the Carnival Band ? It will help in a
demonstrative fashion to draw in the audience.
There is a possibility that the VAM students will play in the lobby at the start, ie 6:30 pm. If they are unable to do so then I hope that some of the Carnival Band could play softly in the lobby from 6:30 t0 7:30. I will advise soon as to this aspect. I have spoken to VAM about the students. It is a bit up in the air. If a few of the band will cover this aspect I can then step away politely from the student situation.
I will sing your praises endlessly.
The schedule—5:30 to 6:30 set up.
                         6:30 to 7:30 wine, finger food, and viewing the auction pieces
                         and music in the lobby.
                          7:30 to 8:00  the Carnival Band. {CB can then depart.}
                          8:00 to 8:45  live auction
                          8:45 to 9:05  review silent auction items
                          9:05 the live auction continues.
                          approx. 9:30 live auction finishes.
                          Pick up silent sheets and announce winner.
                          Then bidders pay up and all depart.
                          Then the lovely pack up / clean up.

Event start: 6:30pm. Performance start: 7:30pm.

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017: $10 a day stroller brigade!

2611 East 49th Ave- the corner of 49th and Elliot

A family-oriented stroller march on the office of MLA Suzanne Anton in support of affordable child care. We’re the spirited entertainment! The march takes place from 10:30 til noon.

Please note the starting spot at 2611 E49th Ave, at the corner of 49th and Elliot, about 4 blocks East of Nanaimo. NOT 49th and Victoria as previously announced.

Event start: 10:30am. Performance start: 10:30am.

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017: StrangeFellows Carnival Festival

Strange fellows brewing at Charles and Clark

SF’s annual Spring-y extravaganza! We provide the cheer, they provide the beer. (And/or soft-drinks as age and personal preference require). We’ll play our sets 2-4, and then party with the normies the rest of the afternoon.

Event start: 2:00pm. Performance start: 2:00pm.

Friday, 31 Mar 2017: HonkTX

Austin Texas

more details coming.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Saturday, 08 Apr 2017: Tall grass staff disco party

Next door to the Vancouver club, different then last year

big time fun!

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Sunday, 09 Apr 2017: Palm Sunday

St James church 303 east cordova

This is an annual gig for us, leading the clergy threw the neighbourhood in full Christian regalia. If we are lucky, we will get splashed with holy water in a very traditional Christian ceremony before we funk it up with our hype hippy jams.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Monday, 01 May 2017: May Day Parade

14th and Commercial

Event start: 5:00pm. Performance start: 5:00pm.

Saturday, 13 May 2017: Stone Soup Festival

Britannia Community Centre

This is on our home terf: Britannia Community Centre. Always lots of sweet folks, and FREE SOUP!!!

Event start: 12:00pm. Performance start: 12:00am.

Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017: Summer Solstice Parade

yale town

I believe it’s gonna be like last year, with a procession around 7:30pm from Emery Park, to David Lam Park.

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Saturday, 08 Jul 2017: Squamish Beer Festival

Squamish, BC

We’re bringing some carnival to their carnival. A day of wandering music-ing and mini-parades to keep the crowds happy- which shouldn’t bee too terribly hard as they will mostly be drinking beer at the same time. 2pm til 8pm. A bit of a long day, but hey, no one complains when a wonderful day is a bit long!

Event start: 2:00am. Performance start: 2:00pm.

Monday, 14 Aug 2017: Whistler Cup 2017

Whistler BC

Event start: 12:00am. Performance start: 12:00am.

Sunday, 10 Sep 2017: McSpadden County Fair and Zuccini Races

McSpadden Park

Last year we played a little parade and  2 fun sets at different parts of the park.  We can also grow, decorate and then race our zucchinis.


Event start: 12:00pm. Performance start: 12:00pm.