The Open Air Orchestra Society was incorporated as a non-profit society in the winter of 2007. Led by a group of amateur musicians who loved their community music group, The Carnival Band, the society was formed to promote ensemble playing and advocacy throughout the city.

We strive to build partnerships with Vancouver’s rich resource of professionally trained musicians to conduct public workshops in creative performance. We focus on culturally diverse and locally composed musical performance, with the vision of fostering community spirit, empowerment, creativity, and skill.

The Carnival Band at Gay Pride 2013

Here’s a couple of video clips of the band at Gay Pride 2013

Carnival Band at march Against Monsanto

Here are a couple of clipa of The Carnival Band playing Bella Ciao at the March Against Monsanto