COMING EVENTS                           

OCTOBER 5th            OKTOBERFEST                                         8:00 pm

OCTOBER 25 - 27th       PARRSBORO FILM FESTIVAL          7:00 pm


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
 
Monday Sept 23rd          Jazz Improv                                                      7:00 pm

Tuesday Sept 24th          King Street Strummers                                     7:30 pm

Thursday Sept 26th        Parrsboro Citizens' Choir                                  7:00 pm
                                     
Community music has returned to The Hall.   All groups are open to new members, come out and give any, or all of them a try.  

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Call The Hall at 902 701 8951

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22 September 2019

THE HALL LEADS THE WAY WITH GREEN TECHNOLOGY

The Board of the Parrsboro Band Association is pleased to announce the start of the installation of a solar array by Doctor Solar on the south-facing roof of The Hall.

As one of only 18 community groups first selected to participate in Nova Scotia’s solar energy programme for community groups, the Association has now embarked on a 20 year project which will provide 30 kW per annum of green energy to the Nova Scotia power grid.   This array will produce sufficient energy to provide for the needs of The Hall and a dozen other Nova Scotia residences, completely free of the use of fossil fuels.     Details of the solar energy programme are available at https://novascotia.ca/solar/

It has taken two years, and tremendous efforts on behalf of the Association by Bruce McCulloch and Johannes Heisberger, to coordinate financing for this $107, 000 project which is supported totally by local investors and locally raised funding from the Association.   Their incredible work is saluted and greatly appreciated.

As the installation proceeds it is anticipated that the array will be connected to the power grid by early November, almost two years precisely from the date of the Association being selected to participate in the programme.

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21 September 2019
CADENCE SPENDS TIME AT THE HALL


The a capella vocal group 'Cadence' spent the weekend at The Hall conducting first an a capella 'boot camp' on Friday night and Saturday and then performing in concert on Saturday evening.


The vocal workshop was hosted as part of The Hall's continuing workshop series and featured instruction in various a capella vocal techniques and instrument imitation to a group of hard working and very appreciative participants.


The group then proceeded to rock The Hall with a concert in the evening which showed their incredible talents to the full.   From rocking vocals to lyrical ballads this group performs to a simply amazing level leaving the audience wondering just how they manage to produce all that sound, in such tight harmony, with only four voices and four microphones.   An amazing evening of music which we hope will be repeated in the future.


The workshop participants were given the opportunity join 'Cadence' on stage at the end of the first half to perform some of the music and skills they picked up in two days of intense instruction and practice.


An incredible weekend of music which proved to be a unique learning and performing experience.

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19 September 2019
OKTOBERFEST COMING BACK TO THE HALL

Once again The Hall will resound to the sounds of oom-pah and polkas as the Band Association hosts its annual Oktoberfest on October 5th.   Get your tickets early for this popular event.


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AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY FROM THE HALL
Yes, you can win two tickets to any scheduled WestJet destination courtesy of The Hall and WestJet.    Tickets will be available at all events at The Hall, from board members and will be on sale occasionally at the Co-op.    And the draw will take place just in time for Christmas!   The gift of a lifetime!
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One of the great benefits of becoming a member of the Parrsboro Band Association is that you receive advance notice of the concerts in our music concert series. We are proud to announce that the upcoming Jimmy Rankin - Home for the Holidays concert was completely sold out with our initial "members' only" offering. If you have not already become a member, click here for more information.


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7 Sep 2019
OPEN MIC RETURNS TO THE HALL
(Rob Bentley got the evening off to a great start)
Open Mic nights made a marvellous return for the fall season on Friday night with a terrific turn out of entertainers and fans.   The entertainment as usual ranged from soul to blues, country to gospel and just about everything in between treating the audience to a great night of music.

(It is always a special night when Kathy makes it down our way)

Old friends came out to share their talents and new friends dropped by to add to the night.

(Greg Prouse brought his Ontario sounds for a special addition to the evening)

A wonderful start to the season which will resume on October 4th as October 20th will see The Hall filled with the a capella sounds of workshop participants who will be learning new skills from the amazing group Cadence and performing in a concert on Saturday evening.

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OCTOBER MOVIES ANNOUNCED
The Film Committee is excited to announce the film selections for October at The Hall.    See synopses and view the trailers for these three fascinating movies here.
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26 August 2019
CRYSTAL TAYLOR CLOSES CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Crystal Taylor accompanied by Patrick Hanlon concluded the Parrsboro Band Association "Concerts in The Park" series this evening in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. Crystal entertained with a selection of country, pop and rock tunes dispensing just what the doctor ordered.

What a great way to signal the end of summer open air music.
Where did that note come from?
Concerts in the park will return in June of 2020.
(Photos courtesy of Tommy Strutz)
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