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Volume 13 - Issue 4 - December 2007

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s cos--,.-.. ~, n1usicFine quality instruments & accessories to suit any budget- Woodwinds, Brass, Strings & PercussionExpert Instrument Repairs in one of North America'slargest and best-equipped facilitiesComprehensive Band & Orchestra Rental Programwith over _9,000 instruments in inventoryYork Region's Largest Music Schoolserving over I ,200 studentsBrass - Woodwind -String Instruments - GuitarBuy direct from the DistributorAUTHORIZED DEALER FOR:Armstrong, Artley, Besson, Buffet,Conn. Getzen. Holton. Jupiter.Keilworth. King, Noblet,Selmer, Vito, YanagisawaMUSIC BOOKSBEST SELECTIONOF POPULAR&EDUCATIONAL MUSICPiano - Guitar - Instrumental905-477-11412650 John StreetUust North of Steeles)www.harknettmusic.comBand Standby Jack MacQuarrieThe Hannaford Street Silver Band's Remembrance Day concert on November11, Battlefield Brass, ended with a spectacular performance ofTchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. The sheer number of strategically placedperformers more than compensated for the absence of live artillery andcarillon bells . Even guest host Tom Allen from CBC Radio Two joinedin on trombone. This was truly musical Surround Sound.Several former Youth Band members have now graduated to thesenior band, evidence of the fine job the Hannaford are doing todevelop first rate young brass and percussion musicians. Their wellstructured,graduated program, consisting of a Youth Band, CommunityBand and Junior Band under the tutelage of husband and wifeteam Darryl Eaton and Anita McAlister, has performed a remarkableservice to the music community in Southern Ontario.At the other end of the age spectrum, there is now significantevidence, as recently reported on CBC ' s "The Current," that musicaltraining for seniors yields many benefits for participants, includingreduced likelihood of developing dementia, memory problems andother cognitive disabilities. If the so-called "health care system"could expand its horizons beyond sickness to include the maintenanceof health, this could have major implications.Annual Band DirectoryThe WholeNote Annual Band Directory, as noted in last month'scolumn, is in the process of being modified on our website. Themodified directory will include a Date verified entry to indicate thelast time we received any revisions to a band' s information. If youare a member of any band in Ontario, please check the entry foryour band. If you notice anything in any band' s listing which shouldbe updated, please have someone in that band send the correct informationto your vigilance and help the directory will remain current andaccurate. To view the Band Directory, go towww. thewholenote .corn and click on the image of the Current WebIssue. Along the left side of the screen there will be a listing of allof the sections of that issue. Click on the top of the list The Bandstand.Near the top of that screen there will be a link to the CommunityBand Directory. Scroll down to find the band you are interested in.Coming Events - Please see the listings section for fall detailsSaturday December 1 8pm: The recently formed Milton ConcertBand presents its very first Christmas Concert in Milton's St. Paul'sUnited Church. Assisted by the Church Choir, the performance willinclude a Christmas carol sing-along.Sunday December 2 3pm: The Markham Concert Band's annualChristmas concert at The Markham Theatre will feature a guest appearanceby the Village Voices ofUnionville.Sunday December 2 3pm: The Northdale Concert Band, withStephen Chenette, Music Director, presents its annual Christmasconcert at St. Jude's (Wexford) Anglican Church, 10 Howarth Avenue,Scarborough with guest trumpet soloist, Sam Cancellara.Friday December 7 8pm: The Etobicoke Community Concert Bandconcert, under the baton of Music Director John Edward Liddle,includes a celebrity reading (with music) of "The Night BeforeChristmas" and guests, the Etobicoke Youth Choir, performingexcerpts from their 2007 Christmas production, "Towards Peace".Open rehearsalsWednesday, January 16, 2008 7:30 - 10:00 pm The EtobicokeCommunity Concert Band invites community musicians to exploremembership in the band at an Open Rehearsal. All players (woodwind,brass, percussion) of all ages are welcome. Etobicoke CollegiateAuditorium, 86 Montgomery Road. Please confirm attendancein advance: 416-410-1570 or join@eccb.caDown the RoadMay 30 to June 1, 2008 The first Ottawa International Brass Festivalis now in the advanced planning stages, with the participation of severalwell known brass groups and musicians confirmed. Additional sponsorsare still needed: details should be confirmed by mid December.WWW. THEWHOLENOTE. COM D ECEMBE R 1 2007 - FEBR UARY 7 2008

Call the St. Lawrence Centre Box Officeat 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754or book on-line at www.stlc.comVisit us at www.hssb.caThe Majesty of ChristmasMonday, December 17, 2007, 8 p.m. The Cathedral Church of St.JamesCurtis Metcalf, Resident Conductor; The Canadian Children's Opera Chorus & Youth ChorusAnn Cooper Gay, Artistic Director; Andrew Ager, Organ SoloistSponsored by Goodyear Engineered Products ~~-'!.'!Jr:~A_~The glorious sounds of brass, organ and choir again ring through the majestic Cathedral Church of St.James. Our annual festive concert has become a much-anticipated Toronto tradition. In addition toChristmas classics and sing-along favourites, the program features John Burge's remarkable Angels' Voicesfor brass band and children's chorus, and Edward Gregson's brass band showpiece, Laudate Dominum.1•1 ~= ::.~ CanadaThe Ha nnMorri Street Silver Band is grateful for the assimmce received from its corrorJte and its many individual donors, and from rhe following·, I " "'' . I/l :;;:·""'' cc:::=·· --~'-- o YAMAHA. ''""'""' NSK NTN SOCA,"

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