The Big Bucket Band grew out of a music appreciation program set up by Salus Ottawa.
Within a few months, a band formed. It only exists because of its active and alumni members.
“Get things going! Make good music keep busy and further my career”
“Playing drums with the BBB gives me a sense of belonging, a reason to be. I can be creative. I find it to be truly inspiring.”
Mary Leigh Simpson
“I have been on disability for many years and am unable to do physical activities. Singing has always been a passion for me so when I met the band 5 years ago at a Creative Cafe at Regina Towers I was able to reintroduce myself to the world of music. Being with the BBB has offered me a creative outlet that I really don’t know that I could succeed at alone. I look forward to practices and gigs and am proud of the accomplishments and confidence I have gained. I have a purpose.”
“I learn more and more from my band mates every day and am loosing my fear of playing in public. I respect fully the power of art and music more and more every day!”
“The big Bucket Band is a chance to improve skills and make music through group participation. Since I’ve been in the band I think I’ve improved as a musician.”
To book the band for an event or party please contact: Bruce Potter firstname.lastname@example.org
April 25, 2018
In September of 2008, Salus Ottawa, a community mental health agency, began a music appreciation program. The program, then called a “Music Circle”, was designed to bring together musically interested people in the community to learn more about music and to share music making. In the beginning this was a fairly informal, open group that ...Full story
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