The Hannaford Street Silver Band is Canada's award winning-professional brass band and Resident Company of Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Its mission is to honor the traditions of this art form and at the same time, place it in a contemporary context with a unique Canadian point of view. The HSSB has redefined what a brass band is capable of doing by facilitating innovative creative projects and collaborating with the very best of the world's and Canada's diverse cultures and outstanding artists. Established by professional musicians who love Brass Band repertoire and ensemble playing, the Hannaford Street Silver Band resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The HSSB maintains a vigorous commissioning program resulting in new concert works for brass band by such Canadian composers as Malcolm Forsyth, J. Scott Irvine, Andrew MacDonald, Donald Coakley, John Burge, Charles Cozens, Joan Watson, and more. One of its recent commissions, Requiem Mass for a Charred Skull by Bramwell Tovey was awarded a 2003 JUNO Award for Best Classical Composition.