The HSSB is Canada's award-winning professional brass band and Resident Company of Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Its mission is to honour the traditions of this artform and at the same time, place it in a contemporary context with a unique Canadian point of view. The HSSB has redefined what a brass band is capable of doing by facilitating innovative creative projects and collaborating with the very best of Canada's and the world's diverse cultures and outstanding artists.
The HSSB gives the public the opportunity to hear a wide range of musical works and encourages public participation in music through its annual concert series, guest performances, school concerts, broadcasts, recordings and the Hannaford Youth Education Program.
About THE HANNAFORD STREET SILVER BAND
Since 1983, The Hannaford Street Silver Band has been striking up the brass band tradition and stirring up critical and popular acclaim.
This art form began deep in the coal fields of England’s Yorkshire Region. Mid 19th Century workers in mines and associated factories took up brass instruments as a form of celebration and recreation that spread with the industrial revolution.
To this rich and diverse history comes Canada’s Hannaford Street Silver Band, (HSSB)
In recognition of its accomplishments, in November of 2003, the HSSB was awarded its second Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Arts by the Province of Ontario.