Naden Band and All That Jazz

All That Jazz

PO2 Katrina Bligh, Naden Band ~

For years the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy has pursued partnerships and collaborations with many cultural institutions in Victoria, including the Victoria Symphony, Victoria Philharmonic Choir, Royal BC Museum, University of Victoria Faculty of Music, and the Royal and McPherson Society.

The latest collaboration is with the Canadian College of Performing Arts for “All That Jazz”, a matinee and evening concert at 2 and 7:30 p.m. respectively at the Royal Theatre March 18.

These concerts will feature Canadian College of Performing Arts students, who are some of the country’s top emerging artists. They will be acting, dancing and singing to music played live by the Naden Band.

The Canadian College of Performing Arts has been owned and operated by The Canadian Heritage Arts Society, a non-profit society, for over 20 years. Their commitment to excellence has propelled many alumni to careers in the performing arts. Graduates have starred on Broadway, Canada’s Shaw, Stratford and Charlottetown Festivals, and major productions worldwide.

“It is an honor and thrilling educational experience for our students to perform with the Naden Band,” says Darold Roles, Artistic and Education Director for the college. “We have some of the top raw talent in the country and they are ready to be fused with one of the finest concert bands in Canada. Not many students can boast about this electric experience on their resumes.”

Tickets for both shows are $35 for the main floor and lower balcony, and $28 for the upper balcony.

Vouchers, exclusively available for military members and their families, which give a savings of $7.50 per ticket, are available for purchase at the Canadian College of Performing Arts office from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These vouchers can then be brought to the Royal or McPherson Box Office and exchanged for a ticket at no additional cost.

The Canadian College of Performing Arts is nestled between Theatre Lane and Poets’ Corner on 1701 Elgin Road.

In conjunction with the concerts, the College is also holding a unique fundraiser on March 18  called POSH (a naval term Port Outbound Starboard Home) at CFB Esquimalt’s Chiefs’ and Petty Officer’s Mess.

This special evening will include a ticket to the matinee concert, plus dinner and musical entertainment. All funds will go to support the College, their students and future productions.

Tickets may be purchased online via Eventbrite or from Colleen Youngblut, Donor Relations Manager:

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