Tupper Band

Physician celebrates 40 years as director of Dalhousie Medical School’s Tupper Band

In 1979 a group of Dalhousie medical students, faculty members and healthcare professionals embarked on a venture that no Canadian medical school had previously attempted – they decided to form a concert band. From those earliest days, the Band been directed by Dr. Bernard Badley, a former vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine and C.E.O. of the Victoria General Hospital. This year’s Spring Concert celebrates his 40 years service as the Band’s conductor.

The Band will feature music from a wide variety of sources, ranging from musical theatre and movies to songs of ABBA and Freddie Mercury, even including a Spanish march and a waltz! If you enjoy music with great tunes and dynamic rhythms, this is an event you shouldn’t miss.

The concert is at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th in the Paul O’Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library, with access through the Library’s side entrance on Queen Street.

Admission is $10, with the proceeds going towards the Music-in-Medicine Scholarship Fund, established to celebrate Dr. Badley’s long-term commitment to the band.

Join us on our Facebook Group for updates and relive our broadcast of our 2018 Spring Concert

Watch our official videos of our 2018 Spring Concert located on our YouTube Channel

View photos of our 2018 Spring Concert

We are in our 39th Season 1979-2018

The band rehearses each Wednesday starting September 5, 2018 in the Sir Charles Tupper Building at Dalhousie University. We start at 5:00 p.m. and finish promptly at 6:15 p.m.

Membership is open to all students, faculty and staff of the health sciences faculties (Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine and all other medical sciences programs).

There are no auditions, but if you are interested in joining the band or need further information please send an e-mail message to Dr. Bernard Badley indicating the instrument you play and briefly outlining your previous band experience.