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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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Award winning talent

Mississauga Concert Band Trophy In 2002, MPCB entered its first band competition - The Canadian Band Association's (CBA) "Festival of Bands" at the Canadian National Exhibition and won highest honours in a remarkable three of six award categories. We entered again in 2004, and took 3rd prize. After an extended break from the festival scene, we entered Ontario Band Association's "Ontario Concert Band Festival" in 2013 and were awarded "gold". This is truly a band of which Mississauga can be proud.

Sharing a passion for music since 1979

Mississauga Pops Concert Band (MPCB) was founded as Meadowvale Concert Band by amateur clarinet player Larry Vella. He brought together a few neighbours from the community of Meadowvale in Mississauga who shared the desire to play music and enjoy good company. Some of these founding members are still with the band now that it is in its third decade of operation. A passion for music, good fun, and a sense of community keep members coming back year after year. This outstanding adult musical group now boasts a membership of over 55 amateur and semi-professional performers from mixed age groups, backgrounds, and professions. Mississauga Pops Concert Band is affiliated with Mississauga Recreation and Parks, and is a member of Mississauga Arts Council. back to top

Great musical variety

Mississauga Pops Concert Band's versatility delights audiences with a diverse repertoire of popular music of various musical genres including classical, swing/big band, jazz, marches, contemporary, rock, and the latest Broadway tunes. More about music back to top

[Mississauga Pops trombone]

The concert series

On the anniversary of its tenth year, the band hosted its first concert series at the Meadowvale Theatre, a series that is now a successful annual event. Guest artists have given both audiences and band members the chance to share in musical moments with such greats as Peter Appleyard, Dinah Christie, Luba Goy, Johnny Cowell, Alastair Kay, Bobby Herriot, and Canadian composer Howard Cable. Concert schedule back to top

Supporting the community

While Mississauga was growing to be the sixth largest city in Canada with a population of 624,000, the band was a benefactor of such community growth projects as Meadowvale Theatre and Credit Valley Hospital. The band provided entertainment for the opening ceremonies of Mississauga's Civic Centre, as well as at other important civic events. The band has hosted benefit concerts for various local charity groups, and provided music education bursaries to talented young musicians in the city. MPCB offers free concerts within the City of Mississauga each year. back to top

Making Mississauga "noteable"

Mississauga Pops Concert Band has a solid reputation outside of its home community with performances throughout Ontario including: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Gravenhurst, Orillia, Cobourg, Ottawa, Sudbury, and Windsor. Invite us to play where you live. back to top

MPCB at Gravenhurst

Keeping a good thing going

Mississauga Concert Band Inc. is a registered charity supporting itself with revenue earned through a lottery Bingo licence. The band gratefully acknowledges funding in 2001-2002 for our winter concert series from The Ontario Trillium Foundation. We've accomplished a lot. We'd love to do more. Support us back to top

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