Abby band and Arnold Shoichet play at Twilight

The Envision Twilight concert series plays throughout the summer on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7-8 p.m.

The Abbotsford Concert Band returns to Fraser River Heritage Park for The Envision Twilight Concert Series on Friday

The Abbotsford Concert Band returns to Fraser River Heritage Park for The Envision Twilight Concert Series on Friday, June 15 from 7-8 p.m.

The band has been a part of the music community in the Fraser Valley for 50 years, playing a wide assortment of music from marches to dance music to symphonic festival pieces.

They have played at festivals, concerts, parades — just about any event where music can lift the heart.

The band currently has about 40 members with ages ranging from teens to 80s.

Started in 1960 with eight young musicians, the band grew to over 60 members in the first year.  In 1965, an adult band that had been playing as a small group amalgamated with the junior band, forming the nucleus.

They performed regular summer concerts at Jubilee Park and also traveled as musical ambassadors, playing in parades and concerts in BC, Alberta, Washington and further, including Expo 87 and Expo 74.

Arnold Shoichet

The Envision Twilight Concert Series then presents Arnold Shoichet in the park on Wednesday, June 20 from 7-8 p.m.

Long known to Mission as a songwriter, musician, and family doctor, Shoichet returns to the Twilight Series with songs that rejoice in life as it is: thoughtful, wise, and warm. He has created an extensive repertoire of original songs. His writing explores a wide range of ideas and musical styles, and reflects his love of harmony and rhythm, and his reverence for simple language.

The Art in the Park program continues with a variety of visual artists presenting their work each evening of Twilight.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for a fun evening at the park.  The Blackberry Kitchen and The Log Cabin Café are open. Envision Twilight Concerts are a community, free-by-donation series. For more information call 604-826-0277.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

Suspects charged after police incident by golf course

Mission and Maple Ridge RCMP combined forces to arrest two men

UPDATE: Fuel truck hits train in Port Coquitlam, causing massive fire

CP Rail reporting no injuries, driver of truck is safe.

Mission RCMP recover 22 stolen vehicles and several firearms

Charges are still pending after police search two separate properties

Fraser Health asking taxpayers for millions more in health care capital funding

Health authority wants Fraser Valley taxpayers to triple annual contribution to $5.75 million

Testing the Google Arts & Culture app

Going face to face with art

Back to work: U.S. government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

Short-term spending measure means both sides could see another shutdown stalemate in three weeks

Man lives despite malfunctioning defibrillator at B.C. arena

A middle-aged man went into cardiac arrest after at game at Pitt Meadows Arena last Wednesday.

Cause of Northern B.C. seaplane crash released

TSB releases report on seaplane crash during a water landing in 2016 near First Nations community

Vancouver police crack down on pop-up pot vendors

Officers raided merchants’ tables on Robson Square late Sunday

Bell Media, NFL take appeal over Super Bowl ad rules to top court

At issue is a ban on substituting American ads with Canadian ones during the game’s broadcast

Crown seeks 4.5 years jail for B.C. woman convicted of counselling tax evasion

Debbie Anderson the latest from group to face jail for teaching debunked ‘natural person’ theory

Movie filmed in Castlegar B.C. opens Friday

Hollow in the Land starring Dianna Agron will be playing in select cinemas.

Most Read