Under the Trading Tree: Community Wind Band Highlights

The stage was set at the Newmarket Theatre for an historic meeting of some of Ontario’s finest musicians, representing more than twenty six Community Bands on Sunday October 5, 2014. Presented by the Newmarket Citizens’ Band in conjunction with the Canadian Band Association (Ontario) as part of the annual Community Band Weekend, this massed band concert was led by nine of the provinces top-rated conductors.

Listen to a few of the highlights of that day.

On Eagles Wings, (Robert W. Smith) Roy Menagh, conductor

Blue Lake and Rocky Shores (Bill Thomas) Rita Arendz, conductor

Canadian Folk Song Rhapsody (Curnow) Dale Matsushige, conductor

Soliloquy for Band Op. 40a (L.M. Calleja) L.M. Calleja, conductor

Gershwin! (Arr. Warren Barker) Graz Brescacin, conductor <

Florentiner March (J. Fucik) Gerald Murphy, conductor

In Autumn Skies (Y. Kamioka) Dale Matsushige, conductor

Into The Hills (Ryan Meeboer) Rita Arendz, conductor

Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar /Arr. Custer) Les Saville, conductor

Snake Fence Country (Howard Cable) Barb Hunter, conductor

Country Gardens (Percy Grainger) Gerald Murphy, conductor

Rest (Frank Ticheli) Joseph Resendes, conductor

Oak Island Odyssey (Vince Gassi) Les Saville, conductor