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COMING EVENTS                           

See Calendar of Events or  Other Events at The Hall for all activities coming up at The Hall
                            
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THIS WEEK AT THE HALL

APRIL 18th       FILM FOR ALL FROM THE HALL                                                 2:00 pm

                VIRTUAL OPEN MIC FROM THE HALL                                                  7:00 pm      

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Call The Hall at 902 701 8951

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NOTICE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Parrsboro Band Association in consultation with health authorities has decided to resume the screening of films at The Hall on a limited basis.   Not only will Wednesday screenings resume, a new Sunday matinee series has been added.  Full details of times, schedule and health protocols which will be in place for all screenings are available on the Film page.   Rehearsals for the jazz combo, strummers and choir and other activities such as Open Mic nights will still not be held until further notice.  

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11 April 2021

SOCIAL-DISTANCE CONCERTS MOVE INTO SECOND YEAR

As hard as it is to believe, the Social-Distance Concert series from The Hall, sponsored by The Hall, the Parrsboro Lions Club and CICR radio stepped into its' second year of broadcasts with a retrospective of the Spring Concert at The Hall of 2018, videoed at the time by Tommy Strutz and used here with his kind permission.
The evening started with a new recording by the Parrsboro Citizens' Choir which featured in the background a series of photos of ships built by Rob Bentley's great-grandfather Captain George E Bentley or his brother, Captain Thomas K Bentley between 1905 and 1920.   They were all built in Port Greville with the exception of the TK Bentley which was built in Advocate Harbour. 
So with this link to Rob we would once again like to thank him for coming up with the concept of the Social-Distance Concert series and the virtual open mic nights which have done so much to keep participation in and the enjoyment of music going through this past difficult year.

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04 April 2021

VIRTUAL OPEN MIC XXII MARKS FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF REMOTE BROADCASTS


This evening marked the 52nd broadcast in the Social-Distance concert series. Open Mic XXII was a highly entertaining evening of music with a wide range of musical genres offered. A wonderful hour made possible only with the cooperation and talents of many people from all around the area, from Advocate to Sackville, NB.
We would like to thank all who continue to contribute to these evenings. Without you they would not be possible. Tune in next week as we begin year two.

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28 March 2021

COVID SEXTET ENTERTAINS FROM THE HALL

What happens when six talented musicians get together to make music?   At least an hour of magic from The Hall.   Featuring soft, rich sounds, interwoven harmonies and a genuine 'feel' for the music, this concert was a treat for all.
If you missed it, check it out on the Live Web Events page and enjoy a terrific concert.   Be sure to tune in next week for the virtual open mic from The Hall.

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21 March 2021


VIRTUAL OPEN MIC XXI MARKS 50th BROADCAST

Virtual Open Mic XXI, broadcast this evening, marks the 50th broadcast from The Hall since the beginning of the restrictions on gathering and performing were implemented almost a year ago.   We cannot thank Rob Bentley enough for coming up with the concept of the Social-Distance concerts, and then the virtual open mic nights, which have permitted us to keep music alive in our area.
And this evening's performance did not disappoint.  A terrific variety of music and a bit of musical history all came together for a very entertaining evening.   Over an hour of music was presented, featuring a variety of music from all genres.
Tune in again next week for the Social-Distance Concert from The Hall.

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14 March 2021

VIRTUAL KITCHEN PARTY AT THE HALL

This evening the Social-Distance concert series continued with a virtual kitchen party with Hooligan's Ruff.   Recorded in the old kitchen at The Hall, with some video clips by Tommy Strutz from the last kitchen party actually held at The Hal.  The concert consisted of over an hour of a great selection of your favourite St Patrck's day tunes, most of which oddly enough seemed to celebrate the consumption of strong drink.
The music was upbeat and cheerful, and all enjoyed being able to bring to you this evening's concert.  If you missed it you can go to the Live Web Events page and simply click on the icon in the center of the upper row.   You can also access all previous concerts and open mics present by The Hall, the Parrsboro Lions Club and CICR radio by scrolling down and selecting your choice.Next week will feature virtual open mic XXI so be sure to tune in and enjoy.  

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07 March 2021


THE HALL REACHES VIRTUAL OPEN MIC XX

This evening we reached a milestone, broadcasting our 20th virtual open mic from The Hall.    These and the Social-Distance concerts are made possible by the Parrsboro Band Association, the Parrsboro Lions Club and CICR radio and made possible by all the people who continue to submit their videos to support keeping music alive during these times of restriction.
Special thanks must go to Dr David Howe who provides information and briefings on how to cope with the pandemic and to Rob Bentley, without whom none of these broadcasts would be possible with a special mention for Ryan Macaleese for his brilliant guitar support for all performers.
But once again this evening it was a great night of music and entertainment.    Tune in next week for the St Patrick's Day 'kitchen party' with Hooligan's Ruff.  

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TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Even in this time of uncertainty and with most activities at The Hall unable to be held, including concerts, music lessons, and fundraising you can still renew or start your membership in the Association and help us keep things moving ahead.   We are proud of our members and how they have helped pitch in and continue to support The Hall and look forward to a productive year, and hopefully a resumption of activities on a more normal basis.

So renew, or join now and help us move forward.   You can renew on line here or contact any Board member to make arrangements for renewing or joining.   Those who attend the AGM coming up on March 24th can renew at that time.

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