Members Info


ATTENTION: due to the closure of Cornell Community Centre, MCB rehearsals are cancelled until (at the earliest) June 1st. Updates here as we have them.


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The Band has a private email list which we use for updates on concert cancellations, upcoming events, and rehearsal playlists. To receive these important messages you must sign up by sending an e-mail to telling us your name and which section you’re in. (Already signed up? Click HERE to be transferred to the group login page.)

Percussion equipment moving roster

The current version of the roster for moving percussion is available here.

Loaner Instrument Policy

The current version of MCB’s policy on its loaner instruments is available here.


The organizers of the April 18 gig for our mini-band have cancelled the event.

Please be advised that our gig on Saturday June 6 has been cancelled by the organizers.

Stay safe!


Message from Heather – March 31st

Dear band members,

Markham Theatre informed us today that they will be closed until May 31st, which of course means that MCB’s May 3rd concert will not take place.

Our VP Doug Hoyle is talking to the theatre staff tomorrow morning to determine what happens next, and the exec is meeting electronically tomorrow evening to discuss what he learns. I’ll give you more details once we have them, probably via email Thursday, but I can tell you for sure that ticket holders will be able to get refunds. (Process not yet clear, and I will share that as well once we have it.)

I sincerely hope that you are all well and safe and staying home as much as you possibly can. The more we all practice physical distancing, the faster this will pass and we’ll be able to play together again.

Message from Doug – March 10th

Our spring/summer schedule seems to have filled in, and our theatre dates for next season are confirmed. Subject to change, here’s what we know.
Monday March 16 to Monday June 15 (except Apr.13 (Easter) and May 18 (Victoria Day): regular rehearsal
April 18, MCB mini-band at Swan Lake Park, 12 pm – 2 pm, details to follow
Sunday May 3, Flato Markham Theatre, 12:45 call for 2 pm show. Dress is all black.
Saturday June 6, Main St. Unionville, t.b.a.
Saturday June 20, Main St. Markham 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Summer Break: no rehearsals June 22, 29, July 6, 13
Monday July 20: regular rehearsal
Monday July 27: regular rehearsal
Monday August 3: no rehearsal (Civic Holiday)
Sunday, August 9: Orillia Aquatheatre, 6 – 8 pm
No rehearsal Aug. 10 (post-Orillia recovery)
Monday August 17: Regular Monday rehearsals continue (no Sept. 7 (Labour Day) or Oct. 12 (Thanksgiving)
Theatre Dates:
Sunday Oct. 18, 2 pm: Your Old, Old Favourites
Sunday Nov. 29, 2 pm: A Seasonal Celebration
Sunday Feb. 28, 2 pm: MCB Rocks Again
Sunday May 2, 2 pm: The Murderer Returns…?
To be confirmed- we’re in negotiations with a clinician to come in on two Monday nights in May to run sectionals for everyone! Also, we’ll likely be performing at the Markham Fair in the fall.
Also, Yuki, Akito and I will be in Japan (assuming that the coronavirus has run its course) for June and July. Sean will be handling the podium in my absence.
Here’s the playlist for our March 16 rehearsal.
The Beatles: Love
Battle Hymn
An Irish Rhapsody
Music of the Beatles
Mannin Veen
Brilliant Beatles

Maps for our Shows

Click ‘view larger map’ on a particular map to go to a full-sized one where you can also get directions to the concert.

Flato Markham Theatre

Markham Fair

Markham Village Festival (Main St Markham and Robinson)

Orillia Aqua Theatre


Details in the event of rain for Orillia

Doors to the Opera House will only be open at 5:30pm for load in. Band members can enter via the elevator entrance or front door. The elevator entrance is through the double doors – with windows – toward the back of the Opera House, directly across from the Library entrance in the parking lot.

From the elevator, the stage is on the 3rd floor. From the front entrance or ground floor, the stage is on the 1st floor (meaning up the stairs and through the double doors).

Unionville Millennium Bandstand

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Suggestion Box (from Heather – June 19, 2019)

Many of you have given the exec ideas and suggestions, which is great. It’s often hard for us to keep track, though, especially when they’re given at rehearsals and we don’t have a chance to write them down.

So, we now have a form! If you go to you can give us your suggestion and why you think it’s something MCB should do. All responses come directly to me, and if they fit with our five-year plan I’ll take them to the exec for a group decision on whether (and when) to go ahead.
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