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Volume 8 Issue 1 - September 2002

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COVER STORY: NowSyour chance to join by Merlin Williams photos: Karen Steyi: I prefer to think of September as the real start of the new year -­ the month when people get back to "real life". Vacations end, school starts, there is a general feeling that once again the most enjoyable part of the year has passed away all too quickly. All these factors make September a much better time than · January to make and keep resolutions .. Like the one about dusting off the instrument you played in high school or university, and returning to performing music. Well, it's an excellent idea. You can look forward to working on your playing skills, encountering interesting music, and making new friends. And best of all, thanks to our annual list of the community band scene, you won't have to wait until 2003 to find a place to play! Bobby Herriott conducts the Thornhill Community Band at the C.N.E. This year's list includes 38 community, brass and youth bands throughout Southern Ontario. The groups are organized according to the day of the week they rehearse. It's a good idea to get in touch with a band via phone or email before you show up, even though I}lany groups will welcome you with , open arms even if you choose to drop in unannounced (espeCially if you play oboe or bassoon!) Please note that sorhe bands do have auditions for prospective members. The youth bands generally have an upper age limit of 16-18. Brass bands and silver bands utilise only comets, flugelhom, alto horns, baritone hOrns, euphoniums, trombones tuba and percussion. Keep in mind that even if you're not a musician, but are a prospective audience mem~r, you can use the contact information to find out where and when your local band is playing. Go out and support the members of your community w~o make music. Community Bands CAMBRIDGE CONCERT BAND Conductor: Bobby Herriot Contact: Liz Reed (519) 653-1055 Rehearsals: Mondays, 8:00 p.m. at the Preston Legion, Br. 126, Westminster & Margaret Sts. in Cambridge Instruments needed: bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophones and clarinets EAST YORK CONCERT BAND Conductor: Ernie Walker Contact: Ernie Walker (416) 266-1958 Rehearsals: Mondays, 8:00 p.m. at McGregor P.S., Coxwell & Mortimer, East York Instruments needed: euphoniu[ll, but all are welcome MARKHAM CONCERT BAND Conductor: TBA Contact: John Brooker (416) 332 -4639 Website/e-mail address: http:l/ Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:30 p.m. at Markham Community Centre, Hwys. 48 /l< 7, Markham ' Instruments needed: all NORTH TORONTO COMMUNITY BAND Conductor: Denis Mastromonaco Contact: Gale(416)481-1978 Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:30 p.m. at Lawrence His classic hits Canadian Railroad Don Quixote, Sundown, Could Read My Mind, Carefre The Wreck of The Edmund Fitz autiful and Alberta Bound: 6

a community band Park C.L Auditorium, 125 Chatsworth Dr. Toronto Instruments needed: all SCARBOROUGH COMMUN,TY CONCERT BAND Conductor: Tom Dowling Contact: Tom Dowling (416) 282· 7973 Website: . Rehearsals:Mondays, 7:00 p.m. at Samuel Hearne P.S., near Danforth and Pharmacy fnstruments needed: all SOUTH SIMCOE CONCERT BAND Conductor: Lise Buelow Contact: Ron McKay (705) 424-0312 Rehearsals: Mondays, Oetiker Ltd., , 203 Dufferin St. S., Alliston Instruments needed: all WATERLOO CONCERT BAND ' Conductor: n/a Website: Rehearsals: Mondays at 8:00 p.m. in the Adult Recreation Centre, King St., Waterloo . Instruments needed: all BRAMPTON CONCERT BAND Conductor: Darryl Eaton Contact: David Harmswort~ (905) 451-6389 (h) or(905) 451-0174 (b) Website: http:// ' · Northdale Concert Band Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at 55a Queen St. E., Brampton (beside the library) Instruments needed: trombones, clarinets, tenor sax, horns, mallet perc., low reeds · DUNDAS CONCERT.BAND COVER STORY CONTINUES ON PAGE 46 CALL 416.872.2262 I ----------~~~-~-~~----- GROUPS CALL 416 .393.7463 great chamber music downtown THE GRYPHON TRIO , opens ou'r 31st season playing Carrabre, Shostakovich & Brahms Tuesday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. THE EMERSON QUARTET . completes its sold-out series playing late Shostakovich & late Beethoven · Thursday, Octob~r 10 at 8:00 p.m. MICHEL DALBERTO Brilliant pianist plays French repertoire & op~ra transcriptions Tuesday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. TIIE. SCIRJBERT ENSEMBIE · Britain's leading chamber musicians play piano quartets of Mendelssohn & Brapms Thursday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m. Distinguished French pianist # PASCALROGE introduces VANESSA BENELLI in a programme · for two ·pianos Tuesday, ' October 29 at 8:00 p.m. ~~at Yoliffim · ~~Jane Mallett Theatre . · St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts 416-366-7723 • 1~800-708~6754 7

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