Solar Energy Generated 
at The Hall

Lifetime: 4.39 MWh
This year: 3.76 MWh
This month: 2.47 MWh

COMING EVENTS                           

See Calendar of Events or  Other Events at The Hall for all activities coming up at The Hall
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Monday Mar 2nd        Jazz Improv                                                                                                               7:00 pm 

Tuesday Mar 3rd       King Street Strummers                                                                                               7:30 pm

Wednesday Mar 4th  Parrsboro Citizens' Choir    - mens' sectional                                                              10:00 am

                                Film for All at The Hall                                                                                                  7:30 pm

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Call The Hall at 902 701 8951

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The Juno-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir is gearing up to visit Canada’s East Coast in March 2020 for a series of concerts and workshops in Parrsboro, Sussex, Fredericton, Florenceville-Bristol and Halifax. The ensemble last visited Nova Scotia in 2016 and New Brunswick in 2014 – but this upcoming tour marks their first-ever visit to the community of Parrsboro; a stop they’ll be making thanks to their current board chair, Beth Peterkin, who has resided in the region since 2016.

“As an active volunteer at The Hall in Parrsboro and also the chair of the Canadian Chamber Choir, I am thrilled to be able to bring these two parts of my life together for an exciting weekend of music,” said Peterkin. “Our homestay hosts will provide a warm welcome to our CCC guests, attendees at the concert will gain a new appreciation of the value of music in their lives, and CCC members will get a glimpse into Parrsboro’s little part of the universe that is so magical.”
The CCC’s 22 singers will arrive in Parrsboro on March 20, where they are set to rehearse at The Hall for two days before performing a concert on March 22, presented by Parrsboro Band Association. Attendees can expect a dynamic range of all-Canadian repertoire featuring emerging and established composers – everyone from folk legend Gordon Lightfoot to CCC composer-in-residence Jeff Enns. The latest addition to the set, however, is a commission from Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden entitled Where Waters Meet. The multi-movement piece explores various Canadian perspectives on water and water security including those of Ojibwe/South Asian poet Yolanda Bonnell, the CCC singers, and Braden herself. Mi’kmaw drummer/singer Aaron Prosper will join the CCC in performance of the work – the first time it will be heard by an audience east of Alberta.

Tickets are now available here
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23 February 2020
(Patrick kicked the night off, warming the crowd with a hot blues number)
A great crowd warmed up the the 'theme' of cold at Friday's open mic at The Hall, with cold jokes, cold song titles and yes even a couple of cold songs performed.   The place rocked with laughter and to great music as the mid-winter blues were dispelled.
(Connie was the only one to take on a 'cold' song with her great rendition of "Cold, Cold Heart")
Many thanks to the entertainers who share their time and amazing talents to make these evenings at The Hall the best variety entertainment in the county.

(It was great to have Donna getting back out.   Welcome home!)

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18 February 2020

In spite of  the bone chilling temperatures and the loss of power, a great group of people came to The Hall on King St., to support the Crafters and Bake Sale.   The power went out at 8:45 a.m. just as the doors were to open and did not come back on till noon.

In spite of the temperatures and the lack of heat and lights all the vendors carried on through it and did not give up in disgust.   All those who came out to examine the results of the efforts of these talented people remarked on the great variety and incredible skills that were very much in evidence at every table.

There was a gift basket which contained samples from most of the vendors participating and the winner was David Brown of Queen St. in Parrsboro.    Congratulations David.

On behalf of the vendors and The Parrsboro Band Association, our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported our local artists and artisans and made this event a resounding success.

(Photos courtesy of Lawrence Nicoll)


Sunday afternoon saw The Hall rocking to the sounds of the Wazoo Blues Band while guests threw themselves into summer at the second Beach Party and Chili Bake-off.    Numerous varieties of chili were available for sampling with innovative labels such as "Duke Nukem" and "Jurassic Pork"   And with beach dress being de rigeur those attending played summer games and took part in warm clime quizzes. 

A great way to fend off the winter blues everyone agreed this was an event to be repeated again and again.

(Photos courtesy of Sandy Graham, Beth Peterkin, BA Dewitt and others)

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11 February 2020

First Notice:   The Parrsboro Band Association will be holding its' Annual General Meeting at The Hall on Wednesday April 8th at 7:00 pm. 

All the yearly reports will be heard as well as the Financial Statement for 2019. Come and hear all the great projects we completed during 2019. Refreshments will be served following the AGM.

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8 February 2020

Friday evening The Hall hosted its bi-weekly open mic night, in spite of the inclement weather.   As a result the turnout was a bit on the low side however those that braved the elements had a ball!   What a great night of entertainment and laughter.  It turned into more of a kitchen party than a night of entertainers strutting their stuff as the audience sat close, and joined in on many of the performance tunes.

And as usual there were a couple of surprises.    Sandy decided to fill in on the drum kit much to the delight of all, while enjoying herself immensely.   Les came in from Springhill and with a borrowed bass, led the audience through a couple of old favourites and even one everyone knew.... almost.   A version of "You Are My Sunshine" which was not the one everyone expected.   Again, more laughter.

One of the most stunning performances of the night came from Patrick Hanlon's final blues number which blew every one away.   Between his vocals and the guitar work from himself and Ryan, you could not have asked for better blues on Bourbon Street.
(And of course the multi-talented Rob Bentley proved to all that he could sing and play, all while noshing on a bag of chips)

Open mic returns to The Hall in two weeks, February 21st and we hope to see you all there for another night of the best variety entertainment in the county.

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29 January 2020
The Film Committee is pleased to announce the March and April lineups for films at The Hall.   Two remarkable films will be screened in addition to another Family Movie in March while April will have two films and a Fifth Wednesday presentation by Lawrence Nicoll.   See details of all these evenings here.

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25 January 2020

(Claude Lambe made a greatly welcomed visit to Open Mic and had the audience stomping along with his great music)

Open Mic night returned to The Hall on Friday night and featured 20 entertainers who brought their talents in support of The Hall and to the delight of an appreciative audience.   Once again the music covered a tremendous variety of musical genres and styles, from blues to rock, country to gospel and on more than one occasion the audience sang along to old favourites.
(Ryan's guitar stylings thrilled all, especially when he performed a couple of instrumental solos)

We cannot thank enough the entertainers who donate their time and talent to these wonderful evenings.   Open Mic will return to The Hall on February 7th and we hope to see you all there.

(Carl once again proved that he has a unique connection with any audience)
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Yes it is time to renew your membership in the Band Association.   Continue to be a part of the exciting activities and progress as the Association moves into the new decade.   Not a member?   Time to give serious thought to becoming a part of this tremendous organization.  
You can renew at any time there is an activity at The Hall, or by speaking to any Board member, or here on line.

Don't miss out on the benefits of being a member.

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