Sunday, July 25, 2010

Illuminaries 2010

This could be the first time the Carnival Band has taken the show to a DTES alley.

This year Public Dreams brought Illuminaries to W2, the old/new Woodward's site. The event included indoor and outdoor performances.

Andrew, Ann, Dom, JohnC (and Pierrette, Tara's Mom)

Tim, Roisin, Andrew, Samantha

Fred, Roisin, Marc

Passion For Percussion/Tara's Birthday

Saturday's second gig was Passion For Percussion at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens

Debbie B

Luke, Bryan, Sadie

The birthday girl

Happy Birthday Tara!

Multi-Cultural Parade 2010

What better way to spend a sunny Saturday morning than to parade down a mountain.

The Annual North Vancouver Downhill Parade


Escalators, more fun than Playland

Sadie's new hot pink axe

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mike Antares' HONK! Photos

Mike Antares, the photographer for Minor Mishap Marching Band of Austin, TX, has just uploaded about 30 HONK! Fest West images to the band's flickr pool.


James X. Griffiths

For many more great images from HONK! Seattle check out

There are numerous excellent, heretofore unseen, shots of Carnival Bandits including this shot of Roisin at Seattle Centre


Greetings From Malawi

Duncan McNicholl, one of the band's most excellent trumpet players, is working in Africa.

You can follow Duncan's adventures and efforts to bring clean water to Malawi by subscribing to his blog,

Duncan sends his love to the Carnival Band.

Jesse, Lisa, Duncan at Pride '09

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunset at Sunrise

The band's last gig of this year's Dancing On The Edge Festival took place in the rooftop parking lot of Sunrise Market on the Downtown Eastside. The band played and folks of all ages danced until dark.

John, Simmah, John

Samantha, Ann, Sadie, Mario, Bryan, Suresh

Susan, devo, Samantha

The Carnival Band sends a big thank you to Donna Spencer of The Firehall Arts Centre and Sylvie Bouchard of Dusk Dances for their support.

more Dancing On The Edge photos at flickr

Extra! Extra!

Here is a review of the wonderful Dusk Dances

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The First Annual Mile Long Jam

The Carnival Band kicked off The First Annual Mile Long Jam at Main and Terminal

Steph with Mom and Dad. Happy Birthday Joyce!

Debbie and Steph

After one set at Main St. Skytrain the band upped stakes and moved up the line to Broadway and Main


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dusk Dances In QE Park

The Carnival Band is pleased to be opening for Dusk Dances during it's four day run. The band plays a 30 minute set nightly through Saturday, July 17 at the duck pond.

Dusk Dances is one venue in the much larger 22nd Annual Dancing On The Edge Festival.

The very talented Tim

Sadie, Brenda, Eddie (hiding), Brian, devo, Mario and Tim (in front)

Tara (aka 'Melissa') emcees Dusk Dances

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Underwear Affair

The Underwear Affair is a 10 km run along the shores of False Creek.

At Science World the band provided musical and visual entertainment to runners and water station volunteers.

John W


Tim, Susan

more pics of peeps in their underwear at flickr

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Rediscover Granville

The city has undertaken a revamp of Granville Mall. The mall will now be a more pedestrian friendly zone on weekends. To promote the 'new Granville' astroturf was installed temporarily along with tables and chairs.

The Carnival Band was one of the acts hired to entertain the crowd on Sunday evening.

Fred and James making a grand entrance


Fred, James, John and Tara

Steph and Debbie get the audience involved

For more pics see our flickr pool

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Really Big Canada Day Parade

Syd and Andrew

The oh so clever 'camera on the road shot'

Ross is seduced by Queen of Samba, or vis versa.

more pics @ flickr

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Canada Day Parade on GI

Another Granville Island Canada Day Parade come off with nary a hitch.

Fearless Leader and Fred

Fred and Tara stare in amazement at Alexis and Steph

James incognito