Mill Creek Colliery Band


The Mill Creek Colliery Band is a traditional British-style brass band based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The band consists of an enthusiastic group of local professional and amateur musicians dedicated to promoting excellence in brass banding throughout western Canada.

The band offers an exciting season of subscription concerts and is available upon request to perform at other venues and events. We invite you to explore our website.


Latest News

  • Upcoming Concert: Festive Brass
    Mill Creek Colliery Band“Festive Brass”Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm The Mill Creek Colliery Band will celebrate the Christmas season by presenting “Festive Brass“, a concert to be performed on Saturday, December 10 th , 7:30pm, at All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral (10035 – 103 Street NW, Edmonton). Edmonton’s own 28-piece, British-style brass band, under the leadership of guest conductor Lucas Denneboom, is delighted to celebrate the Christmas season by presenting a brassy selection of festive delights. The program will include the exciting Latin rhythms of Latino Fire! (arr. Smith) and Christmas Calypso (Graham), the Afro-Cuban rock gem Zambezi (Carsten/ De Waal, arr. Broadbent), an energetic arrangement of Joy! (arr. Fernie), the theme from the popular Christmas movie The Polar Express (Ballard/Silvestri, arr. Bernaerts) and the meditative A Carol Fantasy (Ball). Our featured soloists will be Alastair Chaplin (Flugel horn) in the groovy classic Under the Boardwalk (Young/Resnick, arr. Harper), the trombone section in the romping Santa’s Little Helpers (Barry), and the tenor horn section in the seasonal favourite The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Pola/Wyle, arr. Van der Velde). As usual, there will be an opportunity for the audience to participate by singing along on a couple of Christmas favorites. Our compère will be Stephen Williams. As usual, the popular door prize draw will be held after the intermission. We care deeply about our audience. Although there are no mandatory public health measures, masking and spacing is encouraged to reduce risk of sharing the misery of the variety of “bugs” plaguing our community. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be provided. The duration of the concert will be 100-110 minutes and there will be a 20-minute intermission. Parking is available next to the venue. Come and join the MCCB for a delightful evening of festive music that is sure to enhance your Christmas spirit. This is a concert you will not want to miss! Tickets are $25 (students/seniors $20). Free admission for those under 18 years.Tickets are available at the door (cash or credit card accepted), or in advance through TIX ON THE SQUARE [Charge-by-phone 420-1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca] Contact: mccb.ab@gmail.com or call 780-431-2437
  • Upcoming Concert: Feeling Good!
    Mill Creek Colliery Band“Feeling Good!”Saturday, October 29, 7:30pm The Mill Creek Colliery Band is feeling good as it kicks off its 21st season. The band is pleased to present “Feeling Good!“, a concert to be performed on Saturday, October 29, 7:30pm, at All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral (10035 – 103 Street NW, Edmonton). Edmonton’s own 28-piece brass band will present a delightful program of music that will include the sizzling Florentiner March, Leonard Bernstein’s classic Candide Overture, Canadian composer Morley Calvert’s well-loved Canadian Folk Song Suite, and Ukrainian Dances, arranged by the band’s former conductor and Juno Award-winning Canadian composer, Malcolm Forsyth. Principal trombonist Julien Simard will be featured in a brilliant arrangement of one of Michael Bublé’s iconic songs, Feeling Good, and Troy Turner (baritone) will be featured in Andrew Scott’s lyrical gem, Film. The band’s cornet section will have you dancing in your seats with a rendition of the World War II era jump-blues song, BoogieWoogie Bugle Boy. The band will be led by principal conductor, David Hoyt. As usual, the popular door prize draw will be held after the intermission. We care deeply about our audience. Although there are no mandatory public health measures, masking and spacing is encouraged to reduce risk of sharing the misery brought on by the Covid-19 and common cold ‘bugs’ that currently plague our community. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be provided. The duration of the concert will be 100-110 minutes and there will be a 20-minute intermission. Parking is available next to the venue. We hope that you can join the band for an entertaining evening of music. Tickets are $25 (students/seniors $20). Free admission for those under 18 years. Tickets are available at the door (cash or credit card accepted), or in advance through TIX ON THE SQUARE [Charge-by-phone 420-1757 or on-line at www.tixonthesquare.ca] Contact: mccb.ab@gmail.com or call 780-431-2437
  • Upcoming Concert: Gateway to the Future
    Edmonton’s well-loved brass band, the Mill Creek Colliery Band has been entertaining audiences in greater Edmonton area and beyond for 20 years. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the band is inviting friends, fans, former members, and connoisseurs of fine music to its 20th anniversary gala concert. Tickets are $25 (students/seniors $20). No charge for those under 18 years of age. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance through Tix on the Square.
  • Musician Opportunities for 2021-2022 Season
    Mill Creek Colliery Band has openings for the following instruments for our 2020-2021 season: Cornet Percussion Please email us if you have any interest.
  • Mill Creek Colliery Band
    The Mill Creek Colliery Band is a traditional British-style brass band based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The band consists of an enthusiastic group of local professional and amateur musicians dedicated to promoting excellence in brass banding throughout western Canada. The band offers an exciting season of subscription concerts and is available upon request to perform at other venues and events. We invite you to explore our website.