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Volume 5 Issue 10 - July/August 2000

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BAND STAND MERLIN WILLIAMS r Summer has officially started ·- let .. the patk concerts begin! The Weston Silver Band performs at the Little' Park Bandshell in Weston on July 4th and 18th. The band will also be appearing at the Central Park Bandshell in Burlington on July 12th. ' The Thornhill Community Band plays at the band gazebo in Mill Pond Park in Richmond Hill on July 6th at 7:30. This group is also appearing in the Vaughan Summer Concert-in-the­ Parks series on July 1st and July 18th. The Etob~coke Community · ConcerLBand is presenting two Twilight Concerts in the Park at the Applewood Homestead on the West MalL The July 12th concert features Celtic music. On July 26th the ECCB will have a steel band as their guest artist. Both concerts start at 7 :00 p.m. Conductor John Edward Liddle and the North York Concert Band are presenting a program of Broadway, classics and traditional band The Hannaford Street Youth Band has just finished a very successful first season. .I attended their concert in May, and was impressed that the band so4nded so good in their first year . . The HSYB's second season starts with auditions in September .. The auditions. are open to brass ·pfayers aged 14 to 21. · · Most of the instruments (cornets, alto horns etc) have been. provided PY Yamaha Canada. French Horn players who win a spot in the' band 'are provided with alto horns. All players are required to read in treble clef, in accordance with the tradition of the British Brass Band. The group rehearses .Saturday mornings at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. If you, or a young person you kndw would like to audition for the band, .contact the Music Director, ·Larry Shields, at (416) 503-8673. I'm working this summer on repertoire in their concert at Mel · updating the list of ·cornmuniry bands Lastman Square on July 27th. The for the September issue of band will be presentip.g a similar WholeNote. If you want to update program at Couchiching Beach Park in · The True North Brass your band's information, or want to be Orillia on Sµnday July 30th. · included for the first time, please get in The Concert Band of Cobourg is · featured. touch with me. Don't forget to include presenting a series of Tuesday evening . And if you"re into military bands, don't details about rehearsal day and time, a concerts at Victoria Park in Cobourg on July miss the Fergus Scottish Festival. The contact person, the conductor's name, and 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. Admission is free; Guelph Mercury Tattoo 2000 on August · e-mail and website ~ddresses for the band. call 905:372-54&1 for information and · 1 lth will feature the 48th Highlanders Pipes . Merlin Williams is a woodwind peiformer, directions. & Drums, the Royal Highland Light arranger, teacher and music copyist based in The Huntsville Festival of.the Arts also Infantry Brass Band, The Woods Mamifac- ,Toronto. lfyouwouldlikeanupcomingband evenr has a few items of interest for band fans this tu~ing Brass Band and many others. to be featured in the Bandstand column, fee/free to year. The Hannaford Street Silver Band Make sure you check the listings section to contact him at (416) 489-0275; by e-mail, performs there on July 6th. On July .21st , get more informati:ori on these and other merlinw@netcom:ca; on the web, http:!! ,the excellent True North Brass Quintet are events. · www.netcom.cd/-merlinw. · I Toronto's center for Clarinets & Oboes Sales* Repairs Brasswind *Rentals* 720 Bathurst St .. Suite 502 (Just south of Bloor) ' '. Tel: 416-535-6000 Toll-free 1-800-356-4025 Warranty Repair Depot Used instruments bought & sold ~ c.9~by FOX f. Loriet Canada's foremost Violin Specialists 201 Church Street Toronto, On. MSB 1Y7 email GHCL @ idirect.com

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