Naden Band Decks the Halls

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Join the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)        Dec. 15-17 at the Royal Theatre

Join the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Dec. 15-17 at the Royal Theatre for some good old-fashioned holiday cheer during their Christmas Concert Series.

The concert is an annual tradition for the Naden Band and one the musicians look forward to.

This year they have prepared all new music, with several pieces arranged by band members.

“We’re going to be debuting a piece called ‘The 12 Navy Days of Christmas’, as well as a few arrangements done by members of the band, so we’re very excited about that,” says Lt(N) Matthew Clark, Commanding Officer of the Naden Band.

“We’ve put a lot of work into this year’s concert and we’re excited to share it with the community as members of the Royal Canadian Navy.”

Joining the Naden Band once again are vocalists Ken Levigne and Stephanie Greaves, who will be performing both solo and duet pieces alongside the band.

This year’s concerts also mark the premiere of a special piece composed for the Naden Band by Canadian composer Robert Buckley.

Buckley, a Juno Award winning composer who has created scores for Disney, Cirque du Soleil and countless other productions, saw the Naden Band perform in Vancouver and met with Lt(N) Clark to discuss a possible collaboration.

“Over the course of a few meetings we decided that we’d like to work together. We’re extremely excited to debut the piece. It’s just beautiful,” says Lt(N) Clark. “Any opportunity we have to get more quality Canadian music written by talented Canadian musicians out into the world is great.”

Tickets to the concert are $10 plus a new, unwrapped toy.

The toys go the Salvation Army for distribution this season.

“It’s about family, it’s about the holiday season, it’s about giving back; basically all the things that make Christmas something we look forward to,” says Lt(N) Clark.

Shawn O’Hara
Staff Writer

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