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Jazz Around The Harbour (September 15-17 Weekend)

In addition to the Music Society’s events:

Scott Robertson’s Swing Patrol

Friday 12:45-2:30 pm
Jazz Clinic for Students at the Pender Harbour Community Hall


Jen Hodge All Stars

Saturday 7:00 pm
Jazz Concert at the Pender Harbour School of Music


John Henry’s Resort and Marina in Garden Bay ( will be hosting a group called

Rock The Dock

at the following times:

Friday, September 15 – 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, to go with Friday Night Prime Rib Beef Dinner

Saturday, September 16 – Music on the lawn in front of John Henry’s from Noon to 4 pm, September 17 –10:30 am to 12:30 pm for an extended brunch & lunch music event



School of Music Tour For Local Students

During the Madeira Park School’s Arts Week the music society invited the students to tour the School of Music. They were guided through four ‘stations’ where they enthusiastically learned about the uses of the building and musical events and activities suited to kids.

They learned about staging a show (sound and lights), choral singing, how a piano works, piano and voice lessons, Family Music Nights, and were treated to a short concert by a favourite local singer, Mark Brezer.




The Cat Came Back…..

“Fred Penner Fred Penner delighted the young and the “young at heart” at two concerts on Saturday, Nov 23.


How do you keep 80+ little kids entertained for an hour and at the same time bring their parents and grandparents to the point of nostalgic tears – just ask the legendary Fred Penner. Yes, that Fred Penner – the one with whom we sang and danced for years in our living rooms via his not to be missed TV show. From the moment he stepped on stage at the Pender Harbour School of Music, we were all back in front of our TV’s and the words and music to Sandwiches, The Itsy Bitsy Spider and, of course, The Cat Came Back, miraculously reappeared on our tongues. With his strong baritone voice and delightful vocal and guitar backup from long-time collaborator Paul McNeil, Penner had his diverse and often wiggly audience with him all the way. What was obvious throughout is that Fred Penner clearly loves and respects his young audience and the adults who bring their children and grandchildren to experience his gentle magic. Sincere thanks to the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour, the Community School and individual sponsors who invited Mr. Penner to visit here for the first time. We all hope The Cat comes back to see us very soon.


Friday, October 11 Lineup

ALLEY CATS -Ladies’ Vocal Jazz Trio
ARBUTUS SOUNDS – Women’s Barbershop Ensemble (17 singers)
GREG SLAUENWHITE- Blues, Rock Guitarist
BRETT WILDEMAN – Singer/guitarist


SOM Coffee House – Friday, May 10, 7:30 pm

Pender Harbour Music Society’s Coffee House at the School of Music presents

Alley Cats – Pop vocals trio
Bella Sol – SATB vocals
Greg Slauewhite – Blues & rock guitarist

Friday, May 10th
Doors at 7pm
Music at 7:30pm

Coffee, Goodies sold
$10 suggested Donation at the door

To perform or for info, please call: 883-9749




Coffee House Christmas Cheer

Friday, December 14 Coffee House at the School of Music features Christmas Cheer with the Pender Harbour Choir

There will be seasonal choral music, plus small groups (including SASSPenders), solos and carol-singing with the audience!

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Please come and join the fun.

Suggested Donation $10 at the door. Coffee, tea and goodies available.

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SoM Coffee House

The School of Music, set up cabaret-style, was the scene of a wonderfully eclectic musical evening on Friday, July 13! The audience was treated to ‘smooth’ vocal offerings by SASSPenders, followed by two lively sets of well-known and original country tunes by Skinny Jimmy on guitar with Kent Morgan on bass. Baroque and Blue quartet closed with a wonderfully skilled and diverse set, including classical and jazz pieces.

What could be better on a Harbour evening than terrific local musicians staged in our waterfront venue, with Trish’s fresh-brewed coffee and tea and sumptuous desserts?

Plan to take in the next one – Friday, August 10th with the following line-up of performers:

  • Brett Wildemann – guitar and vocals
  • Ken Johnson – piano
  • Katherine Rowlands – guitar and vocals (soprano)
  • Jena Crozier- jazz vocals (alto) w. piano



Coffee House at the School of Music

This Friday, July 13 at 7:30 pm!

Featuring local musicians:

  • Baroque & Blue Quartet
  • SASSPenders
  • Skinny Jimmy

$10 suggested donation

Doors open at 7pm

Coffee & goodies available

Coming up August 10th: Brett Wildemann, Katherine Rowlands and more…

Interested in performing? Call 604.883.9749