This website no longer directly represents the Stadacona Band.
Halifax has a rich history of military music beginning with bands that supported the garrison and fleet dating back to the founding of the city in 1749. It was not uncommon for ships' bands to entertain troops and the public at afternoon concerts or evening recitals.
The Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy is one of six regular force military bands serving the Canadian Forces. The band has always called Halifax its home and in 2015 will celebrate its 75th anniversary of representing the Navy, the Canadian Forces and the citizens of Canada at home and around the world.
The Stadacona Band's thirty-five musicians can be found performing on a parade square, in a concert hall or at the dockyard welcoming naval vessels. The Band is in constant demand by Maritime charitable organizations to support their campaigns. At anytime, the Director of Music can meet requests for the band by utilizing the most appropriate ensemble: the parade band, brass or woodwind chamber groups, small dinner groups, our Rock and Roll/Top 40 band "Boarding Party" and/or the full symphonic concert band.
Over the past seventy-five years the Band's performances have been enjoyed by the Royal Family, the Prime Minister, foreign heads of state, military officials and the Canadian public. Whenever possible, the Stadacona Band makes its resources available to support other units of the military thus fulfilling their mandate to "provide musical support, fostering high morale, esprit de corps, and thus operational effectiveness."