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Volume 4 Issue 8 - May 1999

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1 1 (ihe Bandstand BY JoHN McGUIGAN JohnMcGuigan is currently the administrative secretary of the Canadian Band Association (Ontario Chapter). His main function is the editing of the quarterly magazine "Fanfare" and to maintain records and offices for the association. He also owns and operates"COMPRINI" a publishing house for new Canadian music. He can be contacted by fax or phone at 905-826-5542 MUSICFESTCANADA COMES TO TOWN This month May 18 to 22, the Campus of York University will be invaded by hordes of teenagers gathering for the annual Cross Canada fmals ofMusicfest Canada. Each group will perform a series of pieces for adjudication by some of the foremost proponents ofband music available today. Groups will include Concert Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Choirs and Orchestras. They will then be rehearsed by these experts and then have the opportunity to attend clinics presented by other experts on their own instruments. In addition there will be a series of concerts presented by the best musicians and ensembles that Canada has produced. Such groups as the Canadian Brass, the National Youth Band of the CBA, and various jazz ensembles and singers will present concerts for the thousands of young people who have made the trek to Toronto for this annual orgy of music. Having attended a previous Musicfest I know the enthusiastic response to good music well presented will pervade the halls of York. You cannot fool youngsters about the quality of good performances when they have worked on their own to present the best that they are able. They know and recognize good music when it is presented. This is probably one of the most important by-products of good music instruction in our schools - discriminant recognition of quality I am continually reminded of the need for quality music instruction in our schools and outside of them by the successive times that I run across the young adults who have benefitted from this itistruction. There is some thing more whole about a person who indulges in musical expression. His life is fuller, his experiences are more often rewarding. Life is much richer for the individual who has a background in the lively arts. Bravo Musicfost! Keep our youngsters rich in experience. CBAANNOUNCES "CAVALCADEOFWINDS" · The Canadian Band Association would like to announce the annual Cavalcade ofWinds, a festival for community bands in Ontario. This year's event will take place on Saturday June 5th at Northview Hts. S. S. in North York. All Ontario community bands are invited to attend. Etobicoke.__ Community Concert Band ' ' '99 Each group will present a half hour concert and be presented with a written critique of their performance. Ther e are four trophies to be presented and all bands are eligible for these. The performance must include a March, a Band Classic, a Canadian Work and a solo or section featured performance. Donald Coakley, a well known composer ofband music at all levels, has agreed to be one of our adjudicators. His expertise will be appreciated by the musicians. Each year this event has been a popular date for many band members who look upon it as a time to socialize with some banders they have not seen for a while. After the concerts members are invited to attend an "Afterglow'' at a local road house to share experiences. The annual meeting ofCBA will follow. For applications and/or information about this event, call CBA at 905-826-5542. Etobicoke Swing Orchestra Bandllellde~r John Ed.-w11~rd ..... ,~u.,.., Singer Debi Sander Walker Friday, June 4 & Saturday, June 5, t9tJtJ 8 pm Fbuntain Ballroom, Queen Elizabeth Building Exhibition Place Tickets 515 Book ahead 416-233-7468 7 'Q9 .,.. ' n •e FfliETERA ANNOUNCEMENTS May 1 9:00am: Second RCCO Toronto OJp,an Day begins. ToW'S include the 2 largest organs in Canada and Toronto's newest & oldest. \bicers Halbert Gober & Thomas Fitches will demonstrate adjustment of the speech & twti!lg of various organ pipes. Reci1al by Wtlliam Maddox, 4pm to 4:30pm. Information: 481-8910. May 2 ll:OOam: Festive Earth Society presents its Spring Fair. Includes Faces of the Don pageant & music on 2 stages with performers Anne Ledennan, Kin & Jeny Brodey & others. Riverdale Park East (Broadview south of Danforth). May 8, 15 & 22, June 5 & 19: 9:00: Galaxy "All-Star" Swing Time featuring the Galaxy "All-Star" Swing Band, directed by Eddie Graf. Special guest stars each week. Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. West. 532- 6210. May 15: (Special Sinatra Salute); other dates: . (Group reservations). May 16: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents A Musical Journey through Europe. Donauschwaben Club, 1686 EUesmere Rd. & McCowan. 465- · 2912. May 18 - 22: Artist International Music & Dance Association's 2nd Annual Music Competition, sponsored by the Toronto School of Music Canada. Disciplines: \Qice, Piano and Strings. For details or to apply, contact Artist International Music & Dance Association, 349 Queen Street West, Suite 201, Toronto ON M5V 2A4. Phone: 416- 260-1882. Deadline for application: May 15, 1999. (CompetitQrs must ." agree to use their prize money towards their own musical education , at the Toronto School of Music.) May 20 2:00: North view HeightS Secondary School cordially invites you to attend a Ceremony ofTribute and Dedication to name the auditorium in honour ofDr. Elmer Walter Iseler (1927-1998). Featured performers: The Elmer lseler Singers, Lydia Adams, conductor. Reception following. RSVP by May 14, 1999 by mail to: NHSS, 550 Finch Ave. . West, Toronto ON M2R 1N6, Attention: Judy Kennedy, Principal;. or by filx to: 416-395-3294. May 28 6:00: Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra dinner & concert with music by Herold, Mendelssohn, Anderson, Elgar, Lehar, Walton & Khachaturian. CoNI1NUED ON 9\GE 17

FESTIVALS continued from page 8 and across Canada. But festival season actually begins in May. Complete listings for Kitchener's Open Ears Festival (May 19 to 23) and the Guelph Spring Festival (May 28 - June 6) can be found in "Further Afield" on page 37. And, the Strings of the Future festival of chamber music will briefly make Ottawa the "string quartet capital of the world" between May 3 and 8. Individual tickets to ; Festival Pass 0 (students ); other packages available. Info 613- 233-1085orwww. OVERLOOKED We overlooked some noteworthy programs in our April Summer Music Education Supplement: The Hollows Camp in Cookstown, Ontario is a five day overnight camp for musicians 7-16. Between August 10-15, Hollows campers spend about three hours a day on violin, piano and acoustic guitar. A Member of the Ontario Camping Ass. Directors Stephen and Janet Fine. Call 905- 775-2694,e-mail, or visit The Thornhill Chamber Musk Society: a day program of intensive study for advanced musicians from July 19 to 30 at the Toronto Waldorf School in Thornhill. Traditional chamber music curriculum, plus this year the Cape Breton influence of fiddlers David Greenberg (Puirt a Baroque) and Donald MacLellan, and pianist Doug MacPhee. Call Artistic Director Gretchen Anner at 905-764-1924. Finally, More Than Music runs Summer Musicfest I Suzuki Kingston for children, youths, and Suzuki teachers from July 4 to 17 in Kingston. For information call 613-384- 0967, e-mail, or visit Festival or the Sound James Campbell, Artistic Director July 16 - August 8, 1999 ~~~-~ For a brochure or tickets, call 705-746-2410 or fax 705-746-5639 Write P.O. Box 750, Parry Sound, ON P2A 2Zl e-mai.l: Visit our webpage: CANADIAN AMATEUR MUSICIANS ! MUSICIENS AMATEURS DU CANADA Do you like to make music? Aimez-vous faire de Ia music? 'h CAMMAC ~ Plan the perfect musical vacation in Ontario or Quebec! Instrumental and vocal music Weekly instruction in small and large groups Classical, jazz, world music Friendly, non-competitive atmosphere Recreational activities include swimming and nature walks CEDAR GLEN SUMMER MUSIC CENTRE (50 mins. north of Toronto) • July 25 to August 8, 1999 • Over 20 years of music making • Programs for adult amateur singers and instrumentalists (416) 964-3642 LAKE MacDONALD MUSIC CENTRE (11h hours north of Montreal) • June 27 to August 22, 1999 • Over 40 years of music making • Programs for the whole family, adults and children (888) 622-8755 Check details of programs and fees on our website:

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