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Volume 15 Issue 8 - May 2010

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semble and the Cellar Singers. I hope to attend their version of the“Last Night of the Proms: in my quest for more of that combination.The second topic has to do with how the role of women in bandsband” some years ago, I was unaware of how girls were routinelyexcluded. That’s probably because there were girls in our band.ment;they were daughters of the bandmaster.Some time ago I wrote about the controversy sparked at the Universityof Toronto in 1947 when a young woman applied to join theband. The student council held a formal debate to determine whetheror not the musician in question should be permitted to join theband. I’m happy to report that the woman is still playing regularlyin a community band some 63 years later.My interest in thissubject was kindledagain when a friendsent me an emailwith an article abouta trumpet soloist in acommunity band inMassachusetts. As achild in elementaryschool, Edith Pliskinalways wanted to playan instrument andthought of taking upthe violin, she said,Trumpeter Edith Plishkin.“but my brother, Jimmy, suggested the trumpet because few womenplay that instrument.” When she attended the University of Massachusettsin Amherst, the university did not permit women to playin the band. “At that time it was for men only.” Sound familiar? WellEdith now has her day. Her next performance will be with a windensemble at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, on May 4.As usual, she will probably play at least one solo. Oh, I guess I forgotto mention that Edith celebrated her 90th birthday a while back. bands has changed, consider this. The next International Women’sBrass Conference will be held June 16-20, 2010, in Toronto at HumberCollege. This annual conference was founded in 1993 by SusanSlaughter, principal trumpet of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestrawho is retiring at the endof this season after 40 yearsof leading the brass sectionof that orchestra. In her honour,the conference has announcedthe 2010 SusanSlaughter International BrassCompetitions. These competitionsfor women performersof all brass instruments willbe held prior to the conferencefrom June 13 to 16. Theconference will be hosted bywell known Toronto hornistJoan Watson and DennyHornist Joan Watson.Christianson, head of music at Humber College.Most portions of the conference will take place at the HumberCollege Lakeshore Campus with concerts at the Assembly Hall ashort distance to the East. The Grand Finale Concert of the conference,appropriately named “Brass Belles,” will take place at The JaneMallett Theatre. It promises to be a spectacular pairing of some amazingIWBC Guest Artists and Toronto’s own Hannaford Street SilverBand. Look for more details in the June issue of The WholeNote. Inthe meantime visit their website, www.iwbctoronto2010.com.Another item I was going to talk about was migrating back to orchestralplaying after years of playing in concert bands. However,I’ve run out of space – more on that in a future issue. Let’s hearyour stories.This month’s lesser known musical term is CACOPHANY: “acomposition incorporating many people with chest colds.”We invitesubmissions from readers. presents “A Perfect Score –Music from Movies and Television.” St. Paul’s United Church. presents “Last Nightof the Proms.” Rule Britannia, and other classics. Roy Menagh,director, with the Cellar Singers. Orillia Opera House, 20 MississagaSt. W., Orillia. presents “The Sun NeverSets on the British Empire.” Works by Vaughan Williams, Elgar,Grainger, Cable, Benjamin and others. Daniel Warren, conductor;Michael Purves-Smith, oboe. First United Church, 16 William St.,Waterloo., John EdwardLiddle, conductor present “Glorious and Free,” a programme ofmarches, anthems and songs. A musical tribute to our Canadianmilitary featuring Kathy Thompson, guest vocalist. SilverthornCollegiate Auditorium, 291 Mill Road, Etobicoke., with conductor StephenChenette, pays tribute to legendary Canadian composer and trumpetplayer Johnny Cowell. The concert will feature some of Cowell’smost famous solos as performed by well-known trumpet playerJohn Edward Liddle plus a special guest appearance by JohnnyCowell himself. Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive.Admission free. offers “Spring into Summer,”Keith Reid, conductor. Jarvis Collegiate Institute. presents “BrassBelles” with brass band showpieces by international composers, performedby an all-female cast of soloists and led by guest conductorGillian MacKay, Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre.Jack MacQuarrie plays several brass instruments, and hasperformed in many community ensembles. He can be contacted at:bandstand@thewholenote.com.24 THEWHOLENOTE.COMMay 1 - June 7, 2010

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