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From: Wayne Richardson, in Browns Flats NBPosted on August 30, 2002 @ 1555 hrs.
Nice professional looking site. Good Job everyone involved. Wishing everyone of you the best now and in the future. Wayne
From/De: Jeremy, in HalifaxPosted on September 21, 2002 @ 0840 hrs.
Great site! I've been wondering when the Stadacona Band would join the online community, and now I know!
From/De: Verne Smith, in CFB EdmontonPosted on October 1, 2002 @ 1728 hrs.
Great work on this site! It brings back fond memories of my all too short stay in the Navy. Best wishes to all of you...Verne
From/De: Tom, in Ottawa, Ont.Posted on February 14, 2003 @ 0159 hrs.
Congratulations on the new look of your site. Very slick!
From/De: John "Des" Durocher, in Sherwood Park AlbertaPosted on March 19, 2003 @ 1735 hrs.
Great job ...brought back many memories of the days when we wore black hats.
From/De: george c.Mei "clarinet", in Barrie ont. [email protected]Posted on March 20, 2003 @ 1835 hrs.
Drop in and see me sometime!
From/De: georgene welsman, in lower sackville nova scotiaPosted on April 27, 2003 @ 0300 hrs.
It was nice to see the the old pictures of the band my dad is george morrison
From/De: Ryan, in WinnipegPosted on May 15, 2003 @ 1824 hrs.
Very professional site you have here. Some of you may know my father Bruce Smale. (Air Com Band 1976-1989/1994-1998 and PPCLI Calgary 1989-1994) Hope you come west sometime. cheers
From/De: Gilles Lamothe, in Sorel-Tracy, QuébecPosted on October 5, 2003 @ 0032 hrs.
Etant aussi musicien dans une harmonie amateure, j'apprécie beaucoup votre musique. Votre répertoire est très bien interprété et varié. Dommage que je ne puisse écouter l'ensemble de vos disques. Merci infiniment pour la musique à télécharger.
From/De: Janice MacNeil, in [email protected]Posted on October 23, 2003 @ 1556 hrs.
What's a mom to do....four summers in trumpet-player son, evan macneil is now living in vancouver and lonesome for your music (christmas cd). He had a tape for several years and I would love to get a cd to send to him I notice they are not for sale? I'll glady give a donation! Thank you.
From/De: Eric Sproul, in Mount Allison UniversityPosted on October 30, 2003 @ 0145 hrs.
Very nice site. I am extreamily excited to audition with your band on Nov 14. (Trumpet) I really wish to play with you folks some day!!! (Hal says Hi)
From/De: Wayne Richardson CPO1 Retired, in Browns Flat, NBPosted on November 11, 2003 @ 1720 hrs.
I had the pleasure of hearing the Band on CBC Radio today in the car as we were returning from the Remembrance Day Ceremony in New Jerusalem, NB. This is the beautiful area of the province that was taken over to create CFB Gagetown. The concert created an appropriate mood following the Service and driving through the nice rural roads. The Band never sounded better. Great concert!!It made me feel privileged to have been a small part of such a great organization. Best Wishes to you all. Good Job! Miss you all on days like today! Sincerely, Wayne
From/De: Danny Gligor, in Nanaimo, B.C.Posted on December 17, 2003 @ 1852 hrs.
Could I hear the heart of oak recording for me please, I would very much appreciated.
From/De: Nikki Lachance, in Cavalier Drive SchoolPosted on April 13, 2004 @ 0709 hrs.
I really enjoy your site. It was really neat seeing old pictures of the band. I think that the Stadacona band is great. I grew up with family members in the band so, I've heard tons of their songs.
From/De: Chris Watt, in WinnipegPosted on April 26, 2004 @ 0555 hrs.
IF Ron Wainwright is still there, could have him Email me at [email protected] Great site.
From/De: Danny Gligor, in Nanaimo, B.C.Posted on April 29, 2004 @ 1719 hrs.
I wiil have the privilege of listening to many of the recordings, like under the admiral's flag, braganza, eternal father, strong to save, ready aye ready, esprit de corps and more. Thank you, that will be greatly appreciated.
From/De: Sarah Wainwright, in OntarioPosted on May 5, 2004 @ 0810 hrs.
Great! Stadacona Band is very classical and cool!
From/De: Michel Dore, in Dallas, TXPosted on May 27, 2004 @ 1118 hrs.
Although I have relocated and have been living in the US for the last 6 years, I always try to follow the activites of the CF Bands. Finally the Stad Band has a presence on the web. Congratulations on a great web site. It always brings back fond memories when I see fellow musicians I had the pleasure to work with in the past. All the best. [email protected]
From/De: Dean Legare, in Moose Jaw, Sask.Posted on August 12, 2004 @ 0344 hrs.
Great Site, When I was in Halifax a few years ago I got a few of your discs from Pierre de Villers. They are like my MasterCard, I never leave home without them. Great music. ps I think it is time that you paid a visit to Saskatchewan. Cheers Dean
From/De: Marie-Andrée Paquet, in MontréalPosted on August 13, 2004 @ 1358 hrs.
Je suis musicienne et je suis une très bonne copine du M2 Damours. Je voulais vous féliciter pour votre site internet, il est complet et il est facile d'accès. Salutations aux trompettistes et surtout, félicitation Guillaume pour ta nouvelle carrière... Marie-Andrée xxx
From/De: PO1 Sean Saulnier, in Moncton, NBPosted on August 13, 2004 @ 2107 hrs.
Very Nice Site. Our Moncton Band doesn't have a site but if your in the Moncton area and want to check us out we practice every Monday from 6-9 at CFB Gagetown Moncton Garison Blgd. 48
From/De: Helen Harrison, in UKPosted on August 20, 2004 @ 1534 hrs.
Hello! Can you tell me how you audition for the Stad band? and do you have to be canadian to do so? thanks Helen Harrison email: [email protected]
From/De: Darlene Babineau, in Elmsdale, Nova ScotiaPosted on October 13, 2004 @ 0040 hrs.
I truly enjoyed your website. My father, Leonard Colledge, was in the Stadacona Band for several years playing the clarinet and saxaphone. The pictures of him on this site brought back lots of fond memories. Thanks very much for sharing. Darlene
From/De: Stéphane Saillant L/S, in St-Jérôme, QuébecPosted on October 25, 2004 @ 1916 hrs.
En tant qu'ancien musicien de la musique du N.C.S.M Donnacona de la reserve navale, les extrait musicaux que vous avez mis sur le site m'on rappelé bcp de souvenirs. Si le ministere de la defence n'aurait pas fermé plusieurs band, je serait surement encore militaire!!!! Lachez pas votre bon travail!!!!!!
From/De: Norm , in Flatland, ABPosted on July 25, 2005 @ 1649 hrs.
What a bunches of Clyde
From/De: Debbie Cormier, in D200 DockyardPosted on August 3, 2005 @ 1109 hrs.
Nice site. Like to know where I can obtain the CD's. Thanks.
From/De: Ronald MacKay, in [email protected]Posted on August 24, 2005 @ 1855 hrs.
Thanks for the Memories
From/De: Shawn Wright, in 15 FD RCA Band, Vancouver, BCPosted on November 14, 2005 @ 0646 hrs.
Nice site, great pictures, looks very professional! Instructions on how one might obtain your CDs would be great! (As would a personnel roster :) Cheers, Shawn
From/De: Bob Baker, in Deal, Kent, England Posted on December 7, 2005 @ 1450 hrs.
A nice site containing many well deserved plaudits in your guestbook. Like all the top Military Bands throughout the world you can prove your versitility and being an ex Royal Marines Bandmaster I appreciate the importance and necessity of this ability. I shall now return to listening to some more of your music. Best wishes to you all
From/De: John Brady, in Dartmouth, NSPosted on December 18, 2005 @ 1826 hrs.
Sure nice to see pictures of some old comrades ... I was 7 years in the Band Branch and got out in 1961 while at Stadacona Band ...
From/De: courtney rose, in canada n.s.musqdobit hrPosted on March 8, 2006 @ 1759 hrs.
I from the robert jamison school i liked the hilary duff proformens.sorry if some words are speled rong i answered the hilary duff questoin I 4 get her name who sang it but it was butiful. i loved it tanks.
From/De: ed foy, in Edmonton ABPosted on March 14, 2006 @ 1835 hrs.
Was member Stad. Band /55. Any chance of getting in touch with former members?? Is there alist or location to search for old mates from the band?? I'm at [email protected] THANKS ED
From/De: ED FOY, in Edmonchuk ABPosted on March 17, 2006 @ 0312 hrs.
Hey Brady!! Doug Myra & I were just reminiscing. Remember that oilburning coupe you had back in shearwater 57?? Do you know where any of the guys are now? French is going to have a gettogether in A ug. Get back to me at [email protected] ED FOY....
From/De: MU2 Greg Washburn, in Navy Band Northeast Newport RI USAPosted on March 31, 2006 @ 2123 hrs.
To all my friends in Halifax have a good season at the 2006 Tatoo. ie Coughlin, Bonvie, Gibeault's
From/De: ED FOY, in Edmonton AB.Posted on April 6, 2006 @ 0054 hrs.
To Georgene Welsman: Saw the name [geo. morrison] on this site. Is this the same G.M. that served in Cornwallis in 57/58? If so, I played my first New Years gig with him in /57. He played trumpet as I recall. I'm at [email protected] Drop me a line ---anytime-- ED
From/De: ED FOY, in Edmonton ABPosted on April 6, 2006 @ 0121 hrs.
RE: Len Colledge If My memory serves me right Iplayed at the Toronto EX. With you dad & as I remember he was also one heck of a ball player. Is he in the picture of the Bonnie band? Let me know via [email protected] ED
From/De: Eneman Rudy, in BelgiumPosted on April 7, 2006 @ 1509 hrs.
sorry to see that in your engagements list and European tour the best part is not mentioned: Belgium and Ostend ...see you in Ostend..your tourguide !
From/De: R.Nieuwpoort Reunion Band Royal Dutch Artillery, in The NetherlandsPosted on May 13, 2006 @ 1244 hrs.
Profesional looking site. Very good music from the downloads parts. I hope this band to meet in Heerlen in the Netherlands on the street parade at 20 may. Roland Nieuwpoort Reunion Band Royal Dutch Artillery.
From/De: Simone Geurten, in Heerlen/ HollandPosted on May 25, 2006 @ 1302 hrs.
I met this group at international Tattoo in Heerlen, we hade a great time and I really hope to come and see them in Canada! Big hug Simone Geurten [email protected]
From/De: Barb. Jones, in Toronto, Ont.Posted on September 22, 2006 @ 2154 hrs.
Really love your web site. I am an ex-Wren, served at Stad. from Dec. 1959 to April 1963. Where can I buy a CD of the Band, especially playing "Hearts Of Oak"? My e-mail address is [email protected] Thanks!
From/De: Anna Louise Foster, in Pictou, NSPosted on October 2, 2006 @ 0011 hrs.
Saw you guys play a few times. Love the music. Good web site/great pictures/sound clips. Rock on.
From/De: KathyJardim, in New Glasgow, NSPosted on October 6, 2006 @ 2236 hrs.
I would like to congratulate you guys on your terrific band. I am really looking forward to hearing you again at The Beary Merry Christmas on November 30th at the Rebecca Cohn. My granfather was in the Salvation Army Band in England and Wales for many years, so your music is very nostalgic for me. Is there a chance to get Brian, who plays sax and flute, etc,in the STAD Band, "Mr Oktober Fest" to send an email to his fan club in New Glasgow? [email protected] Thanks again guys for keeping my happy memories alive. God bless
From/De: charles williams , in traverse city, MIPosted on October 13, 2006 @ 2202 hrs.
I met some one that is in this band and she told me all about it it is very interesting i am currntly serving in the united states coast guard and it was very neat to learn more about canada
From/De: ed foy, in edmonton abPosted on October 13, 2006 @ 2205 hrs.
Hi Wayne Well we finished our 2 mo. journey across Canada & sorry to say, didn't get to see all the people we wanted to --so we're gonna do it again next year. Got to see Billy French, Moe Reynolds & Doug Myra performing in the Hfx. Gardens. Dave Reid & Geo. Mei at their homes & Kenny Erskine aboard the Sir William A.[coast guard supp. ship]. 10,000 Mi.trip but I cant remember having abetter time
From/De: 2Lt Jeffery, in FAdmPosted on November 1, 2006 @ 1216 hrs.
I enjoyed the site. It might be nice though, if you could provide some info on all your past directors of music - from the band's inception to present. This would involve some research, but would be very worthwhile. I could even assist you if provided with some research materials. 721-1197.
From/De: Glenn Boughton, in ReginaPosted on November 21, 2006 @ 0232 hrs.
Would you please send me a copy of the Bands latest CD as mentioned in the info of your site. I have a CD from your Band which I got when the Band played at the Halifax Tattoo in 2004. Thanks. Glenn Boughton
From/De: Webmaster, in Stadacona BandPosted on November 21, 2006 @ 1247 hrs.
Mr. Boughton, please go to the "Webmaster" link at the top of this page. Leave a message and you will be contacted from there. Thank you...
From/De: Vern Murphy, in Charlottetown, P.E.I.Posted on November 27, 2006 @ 1727 hrs.
Am I ever glad I found this site. It is terrific. Why didn't we have the tools to that back in the 50's and 60's? Great to see the 'archive' photos. Has anyone ever kept copies of our Command Performances from CJCH-TV? It would be a shame if those were lost. Stad Band, you still sound great. Proud of you. Bravo Zulu. Vern Murphy
From/De: Michael Golden, in Brantford, ONPosted on December 14, 2006 @ 1239 hrs.
Just dropped in on your web site. It is put together perfectly and clearly. It is nice to hear some of the music recorded. It brings back many memories of hearing the band live at various functions in Halifax. Keep up the great work and the best to you and all our other friends here or overseas. Merry Christmas and all the best in the future. Bravo Zulu. Mike
From/De: Leonard D. Colledge JR., in Windsor Ontario CanadaPosted on December 22, 2006 @ 1605 hrs.
Son of Leonard G. Colledge
From/De: Ronnie Wainwright, in BC, enroute to CaliforniaPosted on January 2, 2007 @ 1941 hrs.
Howdy, All! "Happy New Year" to all of you StadBanders. Of my seven 871 postings, Halifax was my favourite - DeShara & I miss you all lots. Personally, i am still stuck in Canada until i get my GreenCard, so i spend my time working on our website (www.WeSellSac.US) and growing my hair! Can't wait to see you all again. Drop me a line at [email protected]
From/De: Bouchard (Butch) John, in Sylvan Lake AlbertaPosted on January 12, 2007 @ 1308 hrs.
Having been a member for 15 years of all East coast bands . I`m interested in the changes made.
From/De: Morris McKenzie, in London, OntPosted on February 19, 2007 @ 0049 hrs.
Browsed through your site. Ex army myself, great to see pictures of the Navy in their old uniforms. GREAT work
From/De: Jim Finley, in Ontario CanPosted on February 23, 2007 @ 2206 hrs.
Thanks for the memories and even a "gulp" or two.. Where do I enter my criteria for the "Wingers Page"
From/De: Marsha, in UKPosted on March 14, 2007 @ 2206 hrs.
Hello all! I used to sing with the Cantatrice Ensemble. Infact I sang in the first 7 Berry Merry Christmas Concert years. I miss hearing you guys at christmas time. It's like tradition! How can I get my hands on some of your music now that I'm over here in the UK?
From/De: Ted MacDonald, in Moncton NBPosted on March 11, 2008 @ 1146 hrs.
Some interesting news,I have found a web page with the remake of the old CBC "hockey Night in Canada" theme. The address is This was put together by the original composer and Howard cable should be a real hoot to play My address is [email protected]
From/De: Maj A Smies, in Peterborough CanadaPosted on April 24, 2008 @ 1808 hrs.
Ray, It has been a while since we last talked but just wanted you to know how impressed I am with the career you made in the CF. Good luck, A
From/De: Gary Hills, in Windsor, Nova ScotiaPosted on May 21, 2008 @ 1045 hrs.
It was GREAT hearing you guys again at the Avon View High School in Windsor. Most of the members have changed since we last met in the 70's. That was during a trip home while a student at the School of Music, CFB Esquimalt. Wish I had not given it up. I hope you do not mind but I have put some of your music on our website at If it is a problem please let me know and I will remove it. You will find me in the contacts list. I am the webmaster there. Keep up the good work!!
From/De: Norma & Alan MacDougall, in Trenton, Nova ScotiaPosted on May 24, 2008 @ 2219 hrs.
We have just had the most pleasurable evening listening to the wonderful musical presentation we have ever witnessed. This wonderul group of personnel have just completed a benefit for the Northumberland Veterans Unit Bus Fund, for those in attendance I say thank you very much and we look forward to hearing you again. Congratulations on a job well done Norma A MacDougall President Royal Canadian Legion #29 Trenton, NS
From/De: Jouan, in HMCS D'IBERVILLEPosted on May 31, 2008 @ 1927 hrs.
I heard the song ready aye ready in the video about the HMCS Sackville, i liked it so much i spend the last 30 min looking for the title and the lyrics on google and any site possible... I would love to hear this song again is there any way that I could get my hands on it? Thanks
From/De: Peter Staley, in Dartmouth,NS Posted on June 5, 2008 @ 2206 hrs.
Request a copy of CD "Heart of Oak Fantasy. Thanks.
From/De: Graham Young, in Retired - Halifax, NSPosted on June 8, 2008 @ 2233 hrs.
I am writing to request 2 copies of the Stad Band's new CD. As I am retired from the RCN/CAF, Heart of Oak is my favourite march. My wife has been in the Tattoo Choir for the last 22 years, with Cmdr. MacGuire, so having the CD will be a great addition to her Tattoo music. I live in Halifax, so can pick them up. Thank you. Graham P. Young PO1/CD(ret'd)
From/De: LT(N) John Brewer, in Sandfield, Nova Scotia Posted on June 9, 2008 @ 1236 hrs.
I have just finished reading the latest edition of the Trident newspaper and was particularly interested in the artical with regards to The Stadacona Band new CD release. I am a devoted follower of the band and would dearly love a copy of your latest release.Could you please mail me a copy to the above address. Thanking you in advance for your consideration in this matter. Regards, LT(N) John Brewer
From/De: Sgt Mark Rootes, in CFSSAT / Winnipeg, MbPosted on June 9, 2008 @ 1540 hrs.
Sir While in Shearwater last week, I was reading the Jun 02, 2008 edition of the Trident and I noticed your article. I was wondering if I could request 2 CDs as my father and I are both listeners of military music. Could you plse send the discs to Canadian Forces School Survival and Aeromedical Training, Thank-you. Sgt Mark Rootes CFSSAT Spec Proj Sgt
From/De: Rev LCdr(Retd) Robert A B MacLean,, CD, in Fall River, NSPosted on June 9, 2008 @ 2306 hrs.
As one who has served our Monarch 60 years:24 Reg Force, 5 years Cadet programs, Reserve RCN, RCA, RetRes. It's great to see my old buddy CDR Jack McGuire. We met as neighbors in PMQ's 1964 in HMCS Cornwallis, spent fishing trips together, and met often in HMCS Stadacona, CFB Hfx, and Intl Tattoo-as Vet of 1967 CF Centenial Tattoo. Bless you Jack & Vi. RAB MacLean
From/De: Jean Tessier, in Gatineau QCPosted on June 11, 2008 @ 0816 hrs.
Would it be possible to get two copies of your latest CD. Heart OF OAK Fantasy. I'M a retired sailor and love your music. Jean Tessier Many Thanks
From/De: Garth Crawford, in Richmond , OntarioPosted on June 11, 2008 @ 0838 hrs.
Would it be possible to get two copies of your latest CD. Heart OF OAK Fantasy. I'M a retired sailor and love the music. Thank You
From/De: Linda Feaver, in OttawaPosted on June 11, 2008 @ 1313 hrs.
I would like to receive a copy of your new CD. I worked with Cdr MacGuire for some time while serving in the Halifax area.
From/De: LCdr Mary Furlong-MacInnis, in NDHQ/DLN ProjectPosted on June 13, 2008 @ 1057 hrs.
I just read the write-up in The Trident and thought "sign me up". I have many fond memories from days of yore of Jack McGuire and his music and would really like to have a copy of the Band's CD - In fact if you can send me two I would like to pass one on to Cdr(retd) Cathy Bruce-Hayter who just swallowed the anchor earlier this month. Thanks for your continued excellence - your music is always amazing!
From/De: Ethel Quesnel, in ElmsdalePosted on June 14, 2008 @ 1002 hrs.
Please send a copy of your free Stadacona Band CD to: Ethel Quesnel Many thanks from a big supporter of the Forces.
From/De: Gerald Cunningham, in FrederictonPosted on June 16, 2008 @ 2015 hrs.
I would like to request a copy of the Stadacona Band CD. Thanks Gerald Cunningham
From/De: Diane Oliver (Retired), in Waterloo, Ontario, CanadaPosted on September 3, 2010 @ 0344 hrs.
Hello. I heard the "Heart Of Oak Fantacy" on the CBC broadcast and fell in love with it. My husband and I both served in the Canadian Navy. My husband retired after 31 years. I am putting together a movie of his life in the navy and I would love to use the "Heart of Oak Fantacy" as background music. Is that possible? How could I buy it. Is there any way to purchase other music by the Stad Band? It certainly brings back fond memories, such as, a friend of ours, Ron McInespie, who served in the Stadacona Band in 1963 played "Moon River" on our good china cups at our wedding. I would appreciate any information you can give me. Thank you. Diane Oliver [email protected]
From/De: Claude Villemure CD, in Trois-Rvières QCPosted on September 4, 2010 @ 1601 hrs.
Great music, great musicians, great entertainement, great look, great hearted people... and they're Navy! And, if it was easy, anyone could do it. Stadacona Band is the best! And I got my Stad Band CD. Drink Up Me Hearties!
From/De: G. & H., in Prince Edward IslandPosted on October 13, 2010 @ 1442 hrs.
We really enjoyed the concert in Summerside, P.E.I. It was too short!
From/De: Gwen Poirier, in VictoriaPosted on October 16, 2010 @ 1345 hrs.
Thanks for all the wonderful years of marching mucic while I was stationed from Cornwallis to Halifax to ALbro Lake to Shearwater to Mill Cove. Bravo Zulu to all
From/De: Claire Hummel, in Fredericton NBPosted on October 17, 2010 @ 1520 hrs.
My wife and I attended your evening at the Fredericton Playhouse.. It was great from beginning to end.." Bravo Zulu" It would be hard to beat the vocals Both performers were excellent. I have been trying to find the words to "You'll get used to it".. Without any luck. I found the original lyrics on the internet however I really want to get a copy of your Playhouse version. Is that possible Thanks in advance. I served from 1957 to 1969... LSRM C Hummel
From/De: Garth Staples , in Charlottetown Posted on October 21, 2010 @ 0633 hrs.
Attended a great presentation in Ch'town last evening (20th Oct. Everyone was thrilled to be there and to 'claim' the Band. Great also to see Frank MacKay after 50 years! Remember him in the Lincolons in Truro! Cheers
From/De: Sea Time Curly H---, in [email protected]Posted on November 4, 2010 @ 1439 hrs.
Was "Thumper Morrison" a member of the 62 Band??
From/De: Joann Campbell, in Nova ScotiaPosted on November 11, 2010 @ 1827 hrs.
It was great looking through the old photos...even found one of my Dad Cy Campbell who was a member in the mid 60s.....Thanks
From/De: Joan Richardson, in Hollywood, Florida USAPosted on November 22, 2010 @ 1436 hrs.
In late July of this year I was in Sydney, NS to attend the 49th reunion of my class from Sydney Academy. The Sat. night I was in Sydney your amazing Stadacona Band gave a beautiful concert on the Harbourfront stage. I was so deeply moved by the concert,the setting, and the military folks (past and present) who were in attendance. At the intermission, CD's were made available to the audience and I was the recipient of one. I have it in my vehicle and continue to enjoy the music. Thanks to the fine musicians for their generous gift of music, and especially their gift of service to their country.
From/De: Kirsti , in Sydney, NSPosted on November 25, 2010 @ 2237 hrs.
I just went to the Local Beary Christmas concert! It was an amazing performance. I am NEVER disappointed when you all come to visit! Beautiful show. You are all so very talented! Thank you for what you do.
From/De: William K. Holliday 27083-H, in North Bay, Ontario Posted on November 29, 2010 @ 1343 hrs.
I wish to procure copies of any and all CDs or DVDs of the only commissioned RCN Band. Contact via [email protected], stating cost
From/De: james doyle, in charlottetown peiPosted on November 30, 2010 @ 1140 hrs.
I heard you guys play when you visted you guys sounded great
From/De: John "Koz" Kozeluh, in past USCG liaison to DND/MSOCPosted on December 6, 2010 @ 0913 hrs.
I was honored to attend the Till we Meet Again and Battle of the Atlantic concerts during my tour of duty in Halifax. The band and singers are a great tribute to the rich naval and maritime history of Canada. Thank you all for your service and friendship. Cheers! John Kozeluh “Koz” US Coast Guard (ret)
From/De: Bob Ferguson, in New Glasgow, N.S.Posted on December 10, 2010 @ 0808 hrs.
Absolutely love the Heart of Oak CD. What powerful music. My father has it and plays it often. Are there other similar CD's? I would love to get another for him for Christmas. He's WW-II navy and very much enjoys this band. Please contact me at (xxx) xxx-xxxx Thanks very much Hope to hear from you soon. Bob Ferguson
From/De: kelsey, in halifaxPosted on February 1, 2011 @ 1700 hrs.
thanxs for performing at my school you guys did a awsome job i hope i can play the clarinet as good as you guys. :)
From/De: Diana Hoek, in The NetherlandsPosted on February 15, 2011 @ 1450 hrs.
Hi! My dad, Piet Hoek, played the bassoon during the Command Performance in 1977. It's great to see his picture, the 3rd one at the bottom of the History page. Does anyone have a copy of the video tapes?
From/De: Colin Shaw, in Oshawa OntarioPosted on February 17, 2011 @ 1024 hrs.
I am a serving police officer in Durham Region, Ontario and have just visited your website. I have seen pictures of my father in the band in 1947-48, Alan Shaw. I have a framed photo of my father as the Drum Major of a combined HMCS Stadacona and Cornwallis at the Halifax Bicentenary Parade, June 21, 1949. I would be happy to deliver it in person if you are in Ontario in the near future. I can be reached at [email protected]
From/De: Mark Edwardson, in 330 Booth CourtPosted on March 11, 2011 @ 1706 hrs.
Saw the band(s) in Quebec City last year at the FIMMQ. Very impressive
From/De: Steve Van Alstyne, in Mississauga, OntarioPosted on March 20, 2011 @ 1308 hrs.
My grandfather, Barry Van Alstyne, was an original member the Stad Band. What a thrill it was finding his 1940 picture on your site ... particularly one I had never seen before. And to see his handwriting seventy years after a long march ... incredible. I've seen the band several times, and well up with pride and fond memories of my grandfather every time. He has been in the sax section in heaven since 1992, and is still sadly missed. Thank you so much for the gift of keeping his memory alive. To present band members ... may your families look back in 70 years and remember you as fondly. They will, as long as sites like this remain.
From/De: PO1 Gilles Villeneuve , in HMCS Radisson NAVRES Trois-Rivieres QCPosted on March 25, 2011 @ 1234 hrs.
Excellent CD. Thank you for the excellent performance at the CÉGEP last fall. Cheer,
From/De: Mark Edwardson, in Cobourg, ONPosted on March 27, 2011 @ 1039 hrs.
My wife and I were thrilled, last summer, to watch the band, as we do most years, at the FIMMQ festival in Quebec City. At one of the outdoor concerts we were lucky enough to be given one of the handout CDs "Sailors and Songs" which we play often and have come to love. I would like to receive a copy of the "Heart of Oak Fantasy" CD mentioned on your website. Thanks and we hope to see you at the next gig. Mark Edwardson
From/De: James Bullard, in Samson Al USAPosted on May 12, 2011 @ 1104 hrs.
How do I recieve your recordings. I am a band director and would love to have them.
From/De: Thomas Brine, in HalifaxPosted on August 10, 2011 @ 1535 hrs.
Just checking out your site,very nice I haven't seen any of you for a while,hope everything is well,Take care Thomas Brine,(The old Cleaner)
From/De: Mike Snell, in Sarnia, ONPosted on August 25, 2011 @ 0729 hrs.
Born in HFX. Miss it terrible. Dad was navy out of "Stad". Well Done!!! Especially pleased to see RCN again !!
From/De: ED FOY, in Edmonton ABPosted on September 14, 2011 @ 0141 hrs.
Finally found some time.It was sure great to see my old friends from the fifties. Lookin forward to the next reunion in 2015. Im in Edmonton AB, if anyone is passing thru give me a shout - Im in the book. Or E me at [email protected]
From/De: Sharon Peach, in Carbonear, NLPosted on October 4, 2011 @ 1652 hrs.
I was in the audience today when the Stadacona Band played Carbonear Collegiate. And I have to admit, when I first heard that you were coming, I was less than excited. A Naval Band in a high school? Yeah, sounds great....Well, I guess I was wrong!! Because you really did sound great!! It was fabulous, and so much fun. The selections were terrific, and got some us teachers dancing. Thanks for making me eat my words!!
From/De: Trudy Howlett, in Holy Heart of Mary St. John's nlPosted on October 5, 2011 @ 1420 hrs.
I had the pleasure of hearing your band perform today. WHAT A TREAT! I loved it. The band was fabulous, the music and song selections were fantastic. Thanks for putting a smile on my face. All the best to you all.
From/De: Kayla Clarke, in Came to Carbonear ColliegatePosted on October 5, 2011 @ 2027 hrs.
heyy guys i love you guys at the school it made my day great singer keep it up i love you and miss u all xo add my email please [email protected] and singer brad add me to fb [email protected]
From/De: Ted MacDonald, in Moncton N.B.Posted on December 1, 2011 @ 1102 hrs.
Just caught the Riverview show last night. Your C.O. must have the patience of a saint, Scott was very annoying, but funny. The music arrangements were fantastic, and played to perfection as always. Would still love to hear "Heart of Oak" or "Invercargill". Marches are always popular and well liked by all, and expected by the public from a military band. Learned that P.O. Wayne Warford is no longer with you. I will miss him. Hope to see you people again next year. Another chorus of the North Atlantic Squadron anyone?
From/De: Peggy Bohus, in Moncton, NBPosted on December 3, 2011 @ 0842 hrs.
We attended the annual "Beary Merry Christmas" last Wednesday evening in Riverview, NB. Please pass on our hearty thanks to the entire cast for the best performance ever!!! Each year we enjoy the event more! I get goose bumps just re-reading the program and remembering the music. Gabriel's Oboe and Breath of Heaven were spectacular. It was so refreshing to hear a completely different rendition of the traditional Christmas music. I could go on and on.......Thank you for another fun and inspiring Stadacona event!!! Truly Canadian pride in our resources. We will see you all next season. Warmest regards, Peggy Bohus
From/De: Robert Grenier, in Mont-Saint-Hilaire QC.Posted on December 17, 2011 @ 1005 hrs.
I always liked the different bands of the RCN when they play "Heart of Oak" especially. I was in the RCN in 1945/1955, and sailed on the Warrior and Magnificent! I invite you to visit my navy site at ?? it is bilingual. And good luck with your music. Happy Holidays to you all and your families! Lieut.Robert Grenier RCNR (ret) (now i'm 84).
From/De: Thomas Brine, in HalifaxPosted on March 12, 2012 @ 1353 hrs.
Hi Everybody!Hope all is well...
From/De: Belinda Fraser, in Truro Elementary School, Truro, NSPosted on April 4, 2012 @ 0310 hrs.
A BIGGGG thank you from all the students and staff at Truro Elementary School! We absolutely thank you for your generosity, your talents,your wonderful sense of humor and especially for sharing your love of music with us! You all are true ambassadors for Canada and for those of us who love music xo Thank you so much !!
From/De: Dan, in Toronto, CanadaPosted on April 20, 2012 @ 1308 hrs.
Nice site guys! Another fine example of Canadian talent:) Cheers Dan
From/De: Terry Melanson, in clementsport NSPosted on May 20, 2012 @ 1947 hrs.
I just returned from awonderful afternoon at your concert at cornwallis. Living as far as we do we are far removed from the entertainment enjoyed in the city. I really enjoyed the venue.come back again soon. retired air force(sorry about that)
From/De: Nicole, in Nova ScotiaPosted on June 7, 2012 @ 1233 hrs.
excellent site, but I would like to see a list of your personnel! Please update with that, it would be most helpful. keep up the beautiful music.
From/De: Ken Erskine, in Smiths Cove/Cornwallis NSPosted on June 25, 2012 @ 1222 hrs.
Just now found your site. Great job and brings back lots of memories. Am now wintering in Florida and enjoying retirement after a further 23 years in Coast Guard. email [email protected] Would enjoy hearing from old comrades. Take care y'all.
From/De: Darlene Thornhill, in Vancouver, BCPosted on July 27, 2012 @ 1036 hrs.
When I was a Navy wife about 100 yrs ago, not really but you know, I loved to hear the music of the HMCS Stadacona and HMCS Naden bands and to this day I still do, the tradition, protocol the defense of Canada and that includes our Arctic which is 40% of Canada's land mass Bravo Zulu HMCS Stadacona and HMCS Naden bands
From/De: Robert Grenier, in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Qc. CanadaPosted on October 5, 2012 @ 1821 hrs.
I am proud to to hear the music of the Stad band again after so many years. It's one of the best military band and music in Canada! Keep on the good works.
From/De: For "Old Times Sake", in Vanderhoof, B.C.Posted on October 17, 2012 @ 1945 hrs.
Hi......My name is Doug MacLean. I am a former member of the Stad Band. Here is some info for any of the present or former members: I served in the Stad Band and the Cornwallis Band during the 1960's. I was at CFMUS prior to that (Class 22)In 1968, I was posted to the RCR Band until 1970 when I completed my 7 year Bandsman Apprenticeship. Club Bands, Dance Bands, One Man Band - Entertainer, etc, became my main activity..... I did attain further training through UBC and then became a Public School Band/ Music Teacher. In 1978, I returned to the CF (Naden Band). In 1987 I becamethe Voluntary Band Instructor at CFB Moose Jaw. Then "retired" in 1991. I was then A "Bandmaster/Director" for numerous Community and Youth Band Programs....Then I became a "Cadet Band Officer" and later a "Director of Music" for the Militia. Since then I have been more busy than ever with my Music Stores and Music Studios.I did return to school music teaching in Saskatchewan (near Cold Lake, Alberta. Then I spent 5 years as a school music teacher on a West Coast First Nations Reserve in B.C. (Near Prince Rupert).In 2008 I became the Secondary School Band Teacher at Vanderhoof (where I am now). Recently I have established a Music Store here and a Music School for this community. Somehow, in the process of all this, I have become a senior citizen - but - am more active in musical pursuits than ever......It seems that I am still in demand and cannot cease my activities with music. I sincerely wish that all Stad Band members (past or present)experience as much activity, fun and enjoyment as I have will continue to pursue with every possible venue with the music. I can be reached at <[email protected]> or at 250 570-8284 whenever.....Sincerely, Doug MacLean
From/De: Jacques "Jerry" Lemeiux, in CPO1 RetiredPosted on December 8, 2012 @ 2042 hrs.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and good health in the New Year. I must say that time goes faster in 'retiring mode'. It has been already 6 and a half years since I was with you guys. I miss you all! Can someone tell Mike D. that I'm out of mints? Take care.
From/De: Lt(N) Terry Misner, CD (Ret'd), in Surrey, British ColumbiaPosted on January 30, 2013 @ 1750 hrs.
Can't get enough of Stad Bands musical entries. Am working with Sea Cadets in Surrey area and enjoy directing them towards the Stad site and sounds. Bravo Zulu and hope the band goes on FOREVER !! Thank you. [email protected] OR [email protected]
From/De: Terry Claydon, in Toronto, OntarioPosted on February 27, 2013 @ 2152 hrs.
A group of great people making great music.
From/De: David Free, in New York CityPosted on April 20, 2013 @ 1409 hrs.
It is exactly 20 years since my legendary misadventures with the Russian Band. Seems like forever. I hope everyone in the band is well. I will be in Halifax in October for a medical conference and may try to stop by to say hello if the band is in town.
From/De: George Mei, in via EmailPosted on June 3, 2013 @ 0850 hrs.
Just to say Hi to all the old Maggi. Bonnie salts especially..Looks like we have quite a few on board ! Butch B. E. Foy, K.Erskine,Hope to see more in future . Give me an E call .. [email protected] Keep on Busking ..Later Man George C. Mei
From/De: Keith Wilson, in Surrey, BCPosted on June 19, 2013 @ 0137 hrs.
I wish there were more military bands around. When I was in the services there were 18 full-time bands. I was in the Royal Canadian Engineers Band and after integration I was transferred to the Naden Band in Victoria, BC. In 1967 I served in the armed forces tattoo and have dedicated a web page to the 1700 men and women who travelled across Canada that year performing over 150 shows. It was a wonderful show!
From/De: Kent MacNown, in So. Berwick, MainePosted on October 11, 2013 @ 0958 hrs.
I was in the RCN during part of the Korean War & was discharged in 1953. 18613H Used to really enjoy the Band playing during Divisions at Cornwallis & Stadacona. How can I pick-up a CD of either the Stadacona or Esquimalt bands?
From/De: Catherine Hoadley, in Ontario Posted on November 29, 2013 @ 0000 hrs.
I would like information of someone I believe was a member of your band in 1944 - 1945. I am unable to send this request in via the webmaster as I do not have outlook and have an older computer and am hesitant to download programs. I would appreciate any information you may have. I will gladly send any and all information I have to assist you. The information I do have is from my father who was also in the navy but I am unable to find any information on him either. Thank you
From/De: Catherine Hoadley, in OntarioPosted on November 29, 2013 @ 0011 hrs.
I'm afraid I didn't realize my entry would show up on the chat board, if it's called that. The information I'm seeking is for Lieutenant James Downie. He was bandmaster. He played the clarinet. I'm not sure where he was stationed. He was my fathers' music teacher in Toronto until he went away at which time he arranged for my father to be taught by Captain John "Jack" Slatter of the 48th Highlanders. My father was in the band in Halifax in 1944 & 1945.
From/De: BEN TEMPELAARS- EX CO, in HALIFAX RETIRED L CDRPosted on December 12, 2013 @ 1336 hrs.
From/De: Gloria Saunders, in Nanaimo, V.I.B.C.Posted on January 6, 2014 @ 1505 hrs.
As an ex WREN - Stadacona Jan - March 1959 - I enjoyed many cold mornings on the Parade square for Admirals rounds. It was always good to get the blood flowing when we had the march past to your wonderful band music.
From/De: Craig Dunn, in GanderPosted on March 21, 2014 @ 1553 hrs.
Played badminton at Stadacona in 1986/87 and met a Joe Arsenault and Chantal Pietre. Cheers
From/De: Debbie Cormier, in FMFCS LibraryPosted on May 9, 2014 @ 0638 hrs.
Thanks for the music.
From/De: Ed FOY, in Edmonton ABPosted on May 26, 2014 @ 1723 hrs.
I know it's early but am curious about plans for next years reunion I'm at [email protected]
From/De: ABRM Bob Driscoll (63-66), in Elgin ONPosted on September 29, 2014 @ 1214 hrs.
Not too good on these computers, but would like to see some video of both the Stad and Cornwallis Bands. Thanks
From/De: Webmaster, in Stadband.caPosted on October 1, 2014 @ 2038 hrs.
Mr. Driscoll: Please search Facebook and YouTube for videos of the Stadacona Band. To the best of my knowledge, there are no videos available of the Cornwallis Band
From/De: Robert Risley, in HalifaxPosted on October 3, 2015 @ 1930 hrs.
Wonderful concert today at the Tatamagouche Art Centre. Thank you so much. Let us know when your CD is out.
From/De: Michael Gregory, in Tatamagouche, NSPosted on October 4, 2015 @ 0916 hrs.
I was at the band performance at the Tatamagouche Arts Centre on Saturday (3 October 2015)and I have to say it was wonderful. We are fortunate to have such a beautiful venue in our community. I am looking forward to a repeat performance in the near future.
From/De: gordon little, in banning californiaPosted on October 14, 2015 @ 1302 hrs.
served with stadacona band 1945
From/De: Webmaster, in Stadband.caPosted on October 14, 2015.
Mr. Little: Please contact the Webmaster by using the Webmaster link at the top of this page.
From/De: Catherine Sullivan, in MarathonPosted on October 16, 2015 @ 2024 hrs.
I saw a performance in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, recently and was blown away. Such a variety of music, and wonderful vocals too. I was wondering if I could get a CD sent to me in Ontario, where I live.
From/De: Christa Pierce, in HalifaxPosted on May 9, 2016 @ 1145 hrs.
I look forward to seeing you folks May 19th @ JL Ilsley High. Christa Pierce Second Chances Community Band member
From/De: Sanders family, in Lower Sackville Posted on November 12, 2016 @ 1648 hrs.
Just attended the "Til we meet again" concert. As expected, it was another excellent performance. Especially Nightfall in camp was a great arrangement. Well done.
From/De: Marc Ridgeway, in Pico FranklyPosted on January 21, 2017 @ 0058 hrs.
Thanks for picture of dad Frank Ridgeway
From/De: Brian Coughlan, in WinnipegPosted on November 13, 2017 @ 2131 hrs.
Does this site get updated?
From/De: Webmaster, in Stadband.caPosted on November 16, 2017
Mr. Coughlan: This site does indeed get updated...whenever updates are provided. Thank you for your interest in the Stadacona Band. :-)
From/De: Doug MacLean, in P.O Box 1842, Vanderhoof, B.C. V0J 3A0Posted on June 14, 2018 @ 1848 hrs.
Hello Everyone: I served in RCN and Canadian Forces Bands from 1963-1991. Then as a Cadet Music Officer and as a Director of Music for the Saskatchewan Headquarters Militia Band. Then as Community Band Director & School Teacher. Here is an update in case you are trying to find me today: I am still working as a full-time Public School Music Teacher for SD #92(Nisga'a) in Northern B.C. I have been working here for the past five years. At present I am teaching Music and Band at the NIsga'a Elementary Secondary School (NESS) in New Aitansh, B.C. Believe it or not, at age 73, I am still teaching students of all grades K through 12 on a full-time basis and having musical fun with kindergarten too. Another interesting "twist" is that Dennis Collier joined this school district in 2017. He is currently teaching music here too. If you wish to call me my cel number 778 637-0027 i