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14 September 2019 1pm Reading Session Ottawa School Music Teachers
30 October 2019 7pm Private Concert Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
1 December 2019 2pm Public Concert Canadian War Museum
9 February 2020 2pm Public Concert Canadian War Museum
TBD April 2020 2pm Public Concert Canadian War Museum

Concerts at the Canadian War Museum are held in the LeBreton Gallery at 2pm on Sundays and are Free with Museum admission.

To receive notifications of upcoming concerts please send an email to the list administrator. Your email address will be kept confidential and only used for Centralaires event notifications.
To book the band please contact Rick Nolan 613-745-2663


The Centralaires Concert Band was formed as a result of two reunions of former members of the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) Central Band and the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces in 1990 and again in 1993. Retired members from all of these past and present bands, former RCMP Band and Governor General's Foot Guards Band members, as well as music teachers and other talented local musicians have come together to create The Centralaires. Experienced players interested in joining us may contact Rick Nolan 613-745-2663 regarding current openings.

We are fortunate enough to have partnered with Merivale High School here in Ottawa and rehearse on Wednesday 7:30pm-9:30pm during school terms in the music room. Each year we partner with the bands at Merivale High School in a joint concert sharing our love of music. We are conducted by Lieutenant-Colonel Fran Chilton-Mackay and assistant conductor Peter Archibald.



Centralaires hosted the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Band Association for the Community Band Weekend - East on the weekend of 30-31 May 2014.
All photos are Copyright© Wessman Photography 2014.

Rehearsal at Merivale School 30 May 2014
Trombones at rehearsal Woodwinds at rehearsal Percussion at rehearsal Saxaphones at rehearsal

Concert at Canada Aviation Museum 31 May 2014
Audience at concert Paul at concert Fran at concert Peter at concert Graz at concert Band at concert