5th (BC) Field Regiment, RCA Band





In the Fall of 2005, the 5th(BC) Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery Band began producing a semi-annual direct-mail newsletter which was affectionately entitled The Mouthpiece. As part of the larger ongoing effort towards increased environmental responsibility, it was decided that, commencing with the Fall 2008 issue, the time had come to restrict it to a digital-only publication. The format remained unaltered, ensuring it would be easily printable in landscape mode on letter size (8-1/2" x 11") paper for those who wished a hard copy. 2011 and 2012 saw a time of significant restructure within the Canadian Forces and, thus, the band. with it being reduced from an authorized 35-piece band to that of a 25-piece band, and occupying positions within the Regiment proper. As more of the staff found themselves taking on outside civilian commitments, the effort needed to maintain the newsletter was significantly reduced, with the final issue of this short term publication being the Spring of 2012.



The following is a collection of programs, dating back to 2003, from the band's Annual Spring Concert series.