COMING EVENTS             

APRIL 6th             CHILI COOK-OFF AND BEACH PARTY                      5:00 PM                 


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Friday March 22nd         Open Mic at The Hall                                                                              7:00 pm

Sunday March 24th        Family Movie at The Hall                                                                         2:00 pm

Monday March 25th       Jazz Ensemble                                                                                        7:00 pm

Tuesday March 26th       King Street Strummers                                                                          7:30 pm

Wednesday March 27th  Parrsboro Citizens' Choir - men's sectional                                          10:00 am

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See Calendar of Events or  Other Events at The Hall for all activities coming up at The Hall

Call The Hall at 902 701 8951

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18 March 2019

Hooligan's Ruff in Action
(Photo courtesy Tommy Strutz)

Saint Patrick's day was celebrated in fine style as Hooligans Ruff played to a delighted audience at The Hall on Saturday evening.   They played 3 sets that gave the audience nearly 3 hrs of wonderful entertainment that kept everyone tapping their feet, clapping their hands and most of the time, singing along. The band is made up of Louis Hebb, Robert Bentley, Carl Cameron and Martin Langford.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the hall. It is truly appreciated.    And of course huge thanks to our wonderful volunteers who help make everything at The Hall happen.

(Photos by Colleen Smith)
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17 March 2019

Yes it is March Break this week so The Hall is going to run some movies, two especially for families (or for parents who desperately need a break).    Wednesday the 20th will see two movies, a special family film, "THE JUNGLE BUNCH" at 2:00 pm and the Oscar winning film "BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" in the evening at 7:30 pm.   And that is not all.   Another special family film, "NORM OF THE NORTH" will be shown on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm which is the perfect way to end March Break.
Oh, and at the two family films?   The popcorn is FREE!     You can check out the trailers for all three of these great films here.

So make sure you reserve these times and get the whole gang out for some great fun at The Hall

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Are you tired of the cold, the snow, the cloudy days and miserable nights?     Then get your favourite chili recipe out and cook up a pot fot the CHILI COOK OFF AND BEACH PARTY coming to The Hall on April 6th    Details below.   Mark your calendar now.

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Workshops at The Hall has The Hall partnering with Parrsboro Creative's Cultural Campus to host a series of workshops and courses designed to help participants learn and experience creativity through the arts.   The next workshop to be held will be......

 Songs from the Heart - Singing Workshop
 (Instructor is Stephen Muise, Conductor for Men of the Deeps)

  Saturday April 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
 Sunday April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 followed by a performance from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

$50 (includes 2 lunches)
No experience is necessary.   And this workshop is not restricted to individuals who sing 'choral' music.    If you like to sing, this is the weekend for you!    Don't miss out.

Participants will spend 1 ½ days working with Stephen Muise learning to Sing from the Heart. Lunch is included in the workshop cost. The workshop will be followed by a performance on Sunday afternoon by the workshop participants. Friends and family can attend the performance with a donation at the door of The Hall. This is a chance to share what you have learned!

For more information call 902-728-2144 or email You can pick up a registration form and drop of payment at The Hall during any event at The Hall or you can register online at

The Parrsboro Band Association (The Hall) recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

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14 March 2019

The tentative date for Band Day 2019 has now been confirmed as July 28th.    Mark your calendars now so you do not miss this annual celebration of music at the band stand.   The fun will begin at noon and the day will be filled with good food, good friends and great music.   Further details will be announced as planning is progressed.

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09 March 2019

(Patrick and Bruce combined to provide a great duet the start the night off)

Friday evening had The Hall alive with sound of music once again as 23 entertainers contributed their time and talent to provide a terrific show for a very appreciative audience.  Some new faces added to the fun and we were pleased to welcome back David Milner and Bruce Gibson who made the trip in and added tremendously to the evening.

(Shirley, Donna and Wendy had some terrific three part harmonies)

The open mic nights at The Hall continue to increase in popularity and add significantly to the entertainment in town during these long, bleak winter months in addition to proving to be a tremendously successful fundraiser which helps continue the restoration of The Hall
(Ken Embree performed a couple of great old gospel songs)

Many thanks to all those who contribute to the open mic nights and to those who come out and support the entertainers and The Hall.    The next open mic will be held on March 22nd.   See you all there.

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06 March 2019

The Association held its Annual General Meeting this evening prior to the blackout.   Annual reports were read into the minutes by all committees and a special resolution amending the by-laws was passed by the members in attendance after some discussion about procedural methodology.   The amended by-laws will be submitted to Joint Stocks along with the annual report.

Minutes of the meeting are now available here.

Board of the Association for 2019 - 2020
Left to right:   David Atkinson, Nancy Curleigh, Steve Johnson, Patricia Burke, Johannes Heisberger, Lori Lynch, Rick Sylvester, Brenda Wheaton, Rob Bentley (Missing:  Karen Byers)
(Photo courtesy: L Nicholl)
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Yes it is that time of the year again.   Time to renew your membership in the Band Association and continue to enjoy the perks of membership in this vibrant organization.   Membership is only $15, or $25 for the whole family.   Membership forms are available at The Hall at every event being held there...movies, practices, open mic nights etc or from any Board Member.

Not a member yet?    Everyone is welcome to join up and help support the ongoing revitalization of this iconic building and the exciting and expanding programmes. 

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23 February 2019

(Lloyd took a mic for the first, and hopefully not last, time)

It was another great night of entertainment at The Hall as the doors opened to our Friday night Open Mic night.  Fabulous music, lots of laughter and some great sing-along songs had the audience thoroughly enjoying the evening.    Even the weather cooperated.

(Connie had us all humming along to a couple of great songs)

(As usual, the night would not be the same without a great back up band)

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