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Free Laneway Concert with Encore Band (9 musicians) on Sept 3 evening!

Can’t Stop the Music!

Message from Encore Band President, Tom Fleming:

Come One and all to the driveway, stroll by concert Thursday evening September 3.
There will be a 9 piece swing band plus vocalist Sharon Smith playing many of your old favourite tunes. We are featuring our vocalist and solos from many of our instrumentalists. There is a tentative program attached (subject to minor changes). Check it out.

We’ll start about 6:30 or seven and finish at about 8:30 or 9:00PM.
Bring a lawn chair and socially distance across the street and on either side of the driveway. There will be a container available for donations if any of you feel inclined to chip in.

The location is 129 Johnston Avenue (Just West off Yonge Street and South of Sheppard Avenue.

Musicians: bring a stand light if you have one and a lawn chair if you can.

If there are any questions please contact me directly by e-mail return or phone 416-258-6818.

See you there!

Tom Fleming.

Concert program:

Program for Laneway Concert Thursday Sept. 3

1. Gershwin Medley –(Someone to Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, I’ve Got a Crush On You)
2. Red Roses For a Blue Lady.
3. Skylark – Vocal with Sharon Smith
4. In The Mood
5. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen – Vocal
6. Moondance
7. Concerto For Drums – With John Collin
8. Summertime – vocal
9. Tijuana Taxi.
10. Moody
11. Fever – vocal
12. When I’m 64
13. Moonglow – vocal
14. Yes Indeed
15. Rockin’ Robin
16. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White – Trumpet Feature
17. Saint Louis Blues March
18. Sweet Georgia Brown – vocal

Richard Herriott Benefit Concert videos
Date: Thursday Feb 28, 2020
Location: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, Ont.


Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
music by Richard Rogers
arrangement by John Moss
piano soloist – Richard Herriott


St. Francois de Paule Marchant sur les Flots
music by Franz Liszt
pianist – Richard Herriott


Rhapsody in Blue
music by George Gershwin
arrangement by Ferde Grofe
piano soloist – Richard Herriott

Date: Thursday Feb 6, 2020
Location: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, Ont.


Don’t Cry for Me Argentina
music by Webber and Rice
arranged by Danny Wilks
vocalist – Sharon Smith


music by Hoagy Carmichael, lyrics by Mitchell Parish
arranged by Bobby Herriot
trumpet soloists – John E. Liddle and George McCormick


Share My Yoke
music and lyrics Joy Webb, Ivor Bosanko,
CMVS Staff Band, Jonathan W. Corry
arrangement by Pete Coulman
french horn soloist – Tom Fleming


Broadway Spectacular
arrangement by John Higgins


My Funny Valentine
music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart
arrangement by Bobby Herriot
trumpet soloist – John E. Liddle
guest conductor – Joan Andrews


Too Close for Comfort
music by Jerry Bock, George David Weiss
lyrics by Larry Holofcener
arranged by Gordon Goodwin
vocalist – Sharon Smith

Date: Thursday Dec 5, 2019
Location: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, Ont.


Journey to Bethlehem
music and arrangement by John Higgins


Santa Baby
music by Joan Javits and Philip Springer
arranged by Danny Wilks
vocalist – Sharon Smith


White Christmas
music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
arranged by Ed Graf
vocalist – Sharon Smith


Christmas Time is Here
music by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi
arrangement by Danny Wilks


Christmas Waltz for Flute
music and arrangement Ed Graf
flute soloist – Joan Andrews


The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting…..)
music by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé
arrangement by Ed Graf

Date: Thursday Nov 7, 2019
Location: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, 963 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, Ont.


McIntyre Ranch Country
music and arrangement by Howard Cable


music by Sammy Nestico
arrangement by Danny Wilks
alto sax soloist – Jonno Lightstone


Pentland Hills
traditional Scottish melodies
arrangement by Capt. Jimmy Howe


Inchworm/Lazy Afternoon
music and arrangement by Vern Kennedy
(member of the Encore Band)