Who are we?...
The Toronto Signals Band is a unique organization which was formed in 1926. We are unique because we can perform for various audiences throughout Canada and the United States, in events such as parades, concerts, tattoos and drum corps shows. We are not part of the military, however we are associated with the 32 Signal Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve and perform as their Duty Band on a volunteer basis.
Since the Band’s inception, we have won more than 400 awards and have truly been acclaimed ‘Canada’s Marching Ambassadors’.
In 1999 the Band welcomed women to join the ranks. Today they make up a significant part of our membership and have been a great asset in keeping the Signals’ history and traditions alive. Over the years many bonds and friendships have been established with those who have come to know the ‘Sigs’.
Where do we meet?
The Band has a regular practice, once a week on Monday evenings, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Fort York Armoury, 660 Fleet Street West, Toronto in Room 301 (second floor).
Fort York Armoury is located on Fleet Street, just east of the C.N.E. Free parking is usually available.
The Band’s Mess (i.e. club room) is open before and after practice for socializing.
How old must I be to join the Toronto Signals Band?
Anyone 19 years of age or older may join the Band. Those between the ages of 16-19 may join with the consent of a parent or guardian.
What are the requirements for membership?
Experience is an asset, but not required. We are willing to teach inexperienced members.
Does it cost anything?
There are no registration or annual fees to be a Member of the Toronto Signals Band. Uniforms and instruments are provided on a loan basis. Appearance fees provide funds for most travel, uniform upkeep, instrument purchases and repairs. From time to time, minimal contributions are necessary if the members decide to perform at a
Why should I join the Toronto Signals Band?
It’s great fun. You will meet new people, visit new places, learn new things and gain new knowledge. We provide the training, you provide the desire.
Come visit us any Monday evening at Fort York Armoury or contact us for more information. We look forward to meeting you.