Marches, show tunes on tap at Knox United Church

Special guests that play Dixieland jazz will also make an appearance on Nov. 2

Music will fill the air Nov. 2 when the Oceanside Concert Band plays their Fall Concert. The event will run from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and once again be held at Knox Church in Parksville.

“It’s a really good building to work in,” says Gordon Elliott, who has played the clarinet in the band for the past three years. “The acoustics are quite good.”

According to band president Jeff Bailey, the concert will feature a wide assortment of music, including marches and showtunes.

They will also feature special guests the Desperation Jazz Band, a group from the central Island that plays Dixieland jazz.

According to a news release from the concert band, tickets will be available at the door, $12 for adults and $6 for students. Accompanied children under 12 years of age will be admitted for free.

The event is sponsored by the Parksville & District Musical Association and all proceeds will be used to support musical programs in the Oceanside area.