The Bella Coola band started as a brass band but by 1917 it had become a concert band.
BC Archives A-03981 ca. 1874
In front of the Hudsons Bay Company
Bella Coola Valley Museum 2000.001.124P
A brass band marches past on a gravel road on the Bella Coola town site. ca. 19--
Bella Coola Valley Museum 2003.014.022P
A crowd gathered at the opening of Noohalk Hall on the the current town site. ca. 19--
Bella Coola Valley Museum, 2003.005.011P.
Nuxalk Concert Band, ca. 1917
Bella Coola Valley Museum, 2004.028.011P.
Nuxalk Concert Band, ca. 1933-1956
Bella Coola Valley Museum, 2000.025.001P.
Nuxalk brass band playing at the unveiling of totem poles built in front of the old administration building. ca. 1958
Author: Brian Stride (2006)Return to First Nations Brass Bands
Updated 2012 Feb 24, 23:57 EST/EDT