Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Scenes from Canada Day 2011

Bruce Skelton, up visiting his folks for holiday, sends us these photos of your favourite City Band setting up for the 144th Canada Day celebration concert at the Kelso Beach Park 'Summerfolk' stage, and just to fill out the picture, here's an mp3 from that show, an old song I'm sure you still remember (after all, it was??only 44 years ago!)


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Steeped in tradition, every Monday night

Bill Henry's feature on the Owen Sound City Band has just hit the blogspace; here's a preview, but do visit his blog for the full story and slideshow
The new, younger members, along with the relatively recent addition of Rob Tite as band master a little more than three years ago has given the band new energy, some members said.

Rob Tite directs the Owen Sound City Band during the first regular Monday night free summer concert at Harrison Park recently. BILL HENRY Sun Times staff

Skelton, who also plays flute with the Georgian Bay Symphony, said this band offers different music and a different approach. Instead of learning new repertoire for every concert, there???s a broad, interesting and varied selection from hundreds of band music gems stored in 10 filing cabinets dating back to the 1890s.
???We have a pile of stuff,??? Skelton said. ???We do some of it at this concert and another bunch of it at the next concert but we never let go of anything in there.???
He said some of the recently circulating repertoire adds a welcome new challenge, while the beauty of the band is offering something for musicians of all levels and all ages.

Our thanks to Bill Henry for this feature and yes, it is, it is just a fun thing to do that then spreads the joy around; what could be better?