Our Accomplishments

We have a long list of awards and accomplishments.


Special Awards

The Bands of the LCBS have received numerous awards and undertaken many collaborations with renowned musicians.


2001 – adjudicator Dennis Tuppman


Silver Band – Superior

Gold Band – Superior – Lethbridge Herald Concert Band Award

“…one of the best community bands in the country…” D. Tuppman,

Stage Band – Excellent

2002 Kiwanis Music Festival


All bands adjudicated “Superior”

2004 Calgary International Band Festival


Gold Band – Two Superiors – Conductor Don Robb

Winner of the Gold Plaque AwardK

Kiwanis Music Festival


Silver Band – Superior – Conductor Karen Fujita

2005 n/a 2006 n/a 2007 n/a 2008


Gold Band – Banff Rocky Mountain Music Festival – Guest performance April /08

Premiere of 4 movement suite"Images" , composed by Howard Cable

Silver Band – Kiwanis Music Festival = SUPERIOR -

Silver Band – Medicine Hat Rotary Music Festival Grading I ( superior)



Conductor’s Choice – first performance with new conductor Ken Rogers.

Celebrating the South – conductor Ken Rogers. Premiere of “Waterton” a 4 movement suite by Howard Cable.


Alberta Provincial Music Festival 1993 – Gold Band received the following awards after performing in a variety of classes attracting over 120 bands from the Western Provinces and the Northwest U.S.A.

-Silver Trumpet Award for Outstanding Band in all categories

Superior Band Award – Senior Class Grade V

Chieftain Development Award

Provincial Music Award – Band Grades 4,5 and 6

Most Outstanding Band in Provincial Category

Sight Reading Award Grades IV and V

Cardston Festival Award – Most Outstanding Band at Provincials

Special Events

1991 – Canadian Legion Convention and University Festival of Arts

1993-1996 -Flathead Community Band Exchange – Flathead Montana

1995 – Guest performers – Rotary International District Convention

1996 – Opening Ceremonies – Alberta Winter Games

1997 – Allen Vizzutti, Trumpet virtuoso – Guest Soloist 10th Anniversary Concert

1999 – John Griffiths, Tuba Guest Soloist 2000

1999 – Mike Sakatch – Guest clinician

1999 – Medicine Hat Community Band – Silver band invited guests

1999 – “Copland in the Coulees” a joint project with Rotary and Lions Clubs

2000 – Opening of Lethbridge City Hall

2001 – -Regina Lions Band Exchange – Gold band invited guests to Regina

2001 – Westwinds Music Society clinics

2001 -“Howard Cable conducts Cable” – a joint concert of Gold Band and the U.of L. Wind Ensemble

2002 – Premiere of a commissioned original composition by composer Howard Cable, "McIntyre Ranch Country " and Fiat Lux ( a march composed for the University of Lethbridge)

2002 – first “COMMUNITY BAND DAY” – guest band Regina Lions Adult Band

2002 – recorded broadcast of concert premiere of McIntyre Ranch Country by CBC FM

2003 – C.D. recording of works of Dr. Howard Cable with the University of Lethbridge Singers, Erin Thrall (vocalist) officially launched October 17, 2003.

2003 – Commissioning and premiere of concert band transcription for Euphonium of Concerto del Garda byElizabeth Raum – soloist Rene van de Vendel

2004 – “You Must Remember This” with Howard Cable and the Mantini Sisters

2005 – World Premiere of “Good Medicine-A Charlie Russell Suite”, composed, arranged and conducted by Dr.Howard Cable

2006 – Spring Centennial Concert with clarinetist Margaret Mezei. Silver Band concert with guest Tom Dooley

2007 – 20th Anniversary Concert with guest trumpet virtuoso Jens Lindemann

Autumn Gold – guests Vox Musica and Glenn Klassen and conducting debut of Doug Scales.

2011 - guest -Clarinetist James Campbell

2012 - guest Hornist Jeff Nelsen


Music Martinis and More Fundraiser and Silent Auction

Sand Suds and Samba Fundraiser

Sponsor – University of Lethbridge Adult Band workshops

July 1st Celebrations – concerts in the park

Numerous school concerts in support of school music programs

Mayor’s Annual Christmas Concert

Annual Spring Concert – for all bands

Lest We Forget –  a Remembrance Day Tribute

Concert performances for the Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival

Lethbridge 'Citizens Band' - early century town band recreation

Commissioning,  Premieres & Special Performances

David Squires – 1997 – “Ride the Wind”

Howard Cable – 2001 – “McIntyre Ranch Country”

Elizabeth Rohm – 2003 – “Concerto Del Garda” (concert band transcription for Euphonium)

Howard Cable,- 2005 “Good Medicine – A Charlie Russell Suite”(original composition – 4 mvmts.)

Howard Cable – 2006 " Brigadier General Stewart March"

Howard Cable – 2007 " Images"

Howard Cable - 2009 " Waterton"

Elizabeth Rohm - 2012 - "Sherwood Legend" - concert arrangement premiere with Jeff Nelsen

Concerts and Events

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