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Volume 13 - Issue 5 - February 2008

BAND Standby Jack

BAND Standby Jack MacQuarrieIt's the beginning of a new year, and for many bands a time to relax after ahectic schedule: too many Christmas related performances packed into too fewdays; the fiustration of dealing with severe weather conditions which forced thecancellation or rescheduling of many concerts. For me, personally, there was asilver lining to the vagaries of our December weather. My personal highlight wasan unplanned performance. A brass quintet, of which I am a member, had beenscheduled to perform in a multi-group concert. Heavy smw and freezing rainforced a cancellation. When word got out that we had been smwed out, we wereasked if we would care to play our planned repertoire at a pot luck dinner in asmall Mennonite country church. After feasting on the roost amazing array ofsumptuous fuod, we took our places at the front of the church. Children at ourfeet, we played our previously planned program and then ventured out into thefrigid stormy night with a warm feeling of satisfaction.Concerted effort: The Markham Concert Band has embarl

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.caSalvation's BlastSunday, February 17, 2008, 3 p.m., Jane Mallett TheatreStephen Bulla and Robert Redhead, Guest Conductors; Spiritual to the Bone, Guest EnsembleSponsored by Schaeffler Canada Inc.Join us as we celebrate the time-honoured traditions of the brass band and its role In The Salvation Army.Leading this concert is Stephen Bulla, well known for his work with "The President's Own" U.S. MarineBand in Washington, DC. The concert features Spiritual to the Bone, an American virtuoso tromboneensemble. Making a special guest appearance will be Robert Redhead conducting his work. Quincmence.The I lannaford St rt.>ct Sliver Band Is gr.:itcful (or the ,1ssisi-ance rewived from Its corporate and Its many lndlvfdual donms, and from the following:~ !i!i __ ... . I . &.h.

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