Codiac Concert Band/Harmonie Codiac Inc.

Moncton, New Brunswick

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The Codiac Concert Band / Harmonie Codiac Inc. (Codiac Concert Band) was founded in 2003 and is a Canadian registered charity (Charitable Registration No. 82318 3736 RR0001). Its membership consists of over 30 amateur and semi-professional musicians performing a variety of musical styles in concerts throughout the Metro Moncton area and beyond. The band is based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

The group provides a forum for local musicians to express and develop their musical interests, while also promoting the educational, musical and cultural values of concert bands and concert band music. The purpose of the band is to advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by providing high-quality public performances of concert band music and by providing free performances for audiences that may not be able to attend regular performances. Its members believe in the importance of future generations of local musicians and in giving back to the community..

Members of the Codiac Concert Band represent the diversity of the Greater-Moncton area and beyond. We are very proud to be formed of semi-professional musicians, amateur musicians and students, members who vary in age from 14 to 80. Whether you are Francophone, Anglophone or have just recently moved to the area, music is the language common to us all and we hope you too will consider performing with us and recognize the value of concert band music.

The Codiac Concert Band was founded in 2003 when musicians from the Riverview Concert Band and the Moncton District Services Concert Band merged and formed one bigger regional band. The Concert Band in Riverview had been in operation for approximately 10 years. The Moncton Concert Band traces its history to several concert bands that had existed in the city during the past 100 years

Justin Guignard, Conductor

Having started voice lessons at the age of 9, Justin Guignard had already won his first Provincial Music Festival by the age of 12, and won a second time in 2012. He was named the Most Outstanding Junior Vocalist in 2006 by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and got to perform for the French Consul General that same year. From there, his vocal career led him to perform on national television, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa under the direction of Pinchas Zukerman, and most recently at Carnegie Hall in New York City with John Rutter CBE.

As a composer, Guignard’s compositions have been performed in four different continents. Most known for his Orchestral and Concert Band/Wind Ensemble repertoire, Guignard also avidly composes vocal music. When he is not composing, Justin Guignard spends most of his time orchestrating music and creating arrangements for various different ensembles. He most recently orchestrated the score for the musical “Broadway Musical: The Broadway Musical”. Justin hopes to one day pursue a career in orchestral conducting while putting much emphasis on the importance of educating the youth about symphonic music through the integration of guest contemporary/pop artists into its concerts. Since February 2016 he is the  Musical Director of the Codiac Concert Band.

Executive Codiac Concert Band 2021

Sophie Cormier  – President

Charles Allain – Vice President

Bill Godfrey – Treasurer

Susan Godfrey – Secretary

Louise Nichols – Librarian

Dianne Churchill – Outgoing President

Linda Forest – Councilor

Shaun MacLean – Councilor 

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