The origin of the Concert Band of Cobourg can be traced back to 1855 when the Cobourg Brass Band made its debut. Then in 1975, the band accepted an invitation to represent the Royal Marines Association of Ontario and donned the distinctive white pith helmets for parades and tattoos.
With the approval of the Town of Cobourg and the Royal Marines School of Music in the U.K., the band was honoured to add the distinction of The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Association, Ontario to its name.
Under the leadership of Mr. Paul Storms, The Concert Band of Cobourg is now one of the most sought after bands for parades and military tattoos throughout Ontario and beyond.
The band also has a fine reputation in the formal concert setting, playing in many locales including its own Summer Concert Series every Tuesday evening in the months of July and August at the bandshell of Cobourg’s Victoria Park. More on its history here.
They also have their own web site here.