The Hartley Bay Brass Band was developed following the success of the Metlakatla Brass Band. The band was one of several that accompanied seasonal salmon workers, and it appears that Harley Bay Brass Band was the first band to perform during the return from the salmon canneries. When workers headed home from the salmon canneries, such as Lowe Inlet and Rivers Inlet, they were often accompanied by a Brass Band, which played for each group upon its arrival home and which gave concerts at the villages along the way.
United Church from Mission to Partnership Collection
The Band serenades the newlyweds, Hartley Bay, B.C. 19--.
Author: Brian Stride (2006)Return to First Nations Brass Bands
Updated 2012 Feb 24, 23:55 EST/EDT