Wednesday, February 26, 2014

You're Invited: Calgary’s Cappy Smart Band celebrates 20-years of musical excellence

The Cappy Smart Band has been bringing joy and providing top-notch entertainment to Calgarians for more than 20 years.

Made up of volunteer professional and amateur musicians from the Calgary Fire Department, this fun and talented 40-piece band will be celebrating its 20-year anniversary with a free concert for the public on Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. in the Leacock Theatre at Mount Royal University.

This will be the second complimentary concert that the Cappy Smart Band has performed in celebration of its anniversary. The first concert was in November 2013 and a third concert is being planned for June 2014.

The trio of concerts marks two decades of the Cappy Smart Band’s revitalization. In the late 1800s the band was formed by the first full-time Calgary Fire Chief James ‘Cappy’ Smart. The group of musicians played for all kinds of city events, from ice cream socials to operas, before they folded in 1914 when all its members joined the war effort. The Cappy Smart Band was re-established almost 80 years later in 1993 thanks to support from a Calgary businessman, David Mitchell, whose father had been a close friend of Fire Chief Smart.

Although admission for Sunday’s concert is free, donations in support of the Cappy Smart Band are welcome.

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1 comment:

  1. The Cappy Smart Band is well worth the time to experience. Excellent!