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Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

Date: Oct 5, 2017
Place: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, Toronto

 
 

Tico – Tico
music by Zequinha Abreu
arranged by Danny Wilks
flute ensemble – Joan Andrews, Resa Kochberg,
Jonno Lightstone, Kathryn Moses, Stephen Sandrin

 
 

Here’s To The Dreamers
music and arrangement by Vern Kennedy

 
 

Four of a Kind
music and arrangement by Jack Bullock
trumpet ensemble – Vern Kennedy, George McCormick,
Don Mincoff, Neil Farquarson

 
 

More
music by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero
arranged by Danny Wilks
vocalist – Al Farrell

 
 

Marcellas Waltz
music and arrangement by Johnny Cowell
trumpet soloist – John E. Liddle

Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

Date: Sept 7, 2017
Place: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, Toronto

 
 

Amparita Roca (Spanish March)
music by Jaime Texidor

 
 

Sway
music by Pablo Beltran Ruiz,
arranged by Bernard Badley

 
 

The Very Thought of You (Spanish March)
music and lyrics by Ray Noble
adapted for concert band by Danny Wilks
vocalist – Sharon Smith

 
 

Wind Beneath My Wings
written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley
arranged by Vern Kennedy
french horn soloist – Tom Fleming

 
 

A Day at the Circus
music by James Curnow
ring master – Len Graf

 
 

I Left My Heart in San Francisco
music by George Cory and lyrics by Douglass Cross
vocalist – Len Graf

 
 

Fats Waller Medley
arranged by Ed Graf
vocalist — Sharon Smith

 
 

Concierto Aranjuez
written by Joaquín Rodrigo
arranged by Ed Graf
trumpet soloist – John E. Liddle

 
 

Skylark
music b y Hoagy Carmichael
arranged by Danny Wilks
vocalist – Sharon Smith

 
 

Deedles Blues
music by Morgan Ames and lyrics by Diane Schuur
vocalist – Sharon Smith

Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

Date: June 1, 2017
Place: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, Toronto

 
 

Cute
written by Neil Hefty
arranged by Bobby Herriot
drum kit soloist – Daryl Knox

 
 

St. Louis Blues
written by W. C. Handy
arranged by Bobby Herriot
clarinet soloist – Peter Randell

 
 

The Bad and the Beautiful
written by David Raksin
arranged by Ed Graf
alto saxophone soloist – Len Graf

 
 

Bobby’s Blues
written and arranged by Paul Yoder
dedicated to Sgt. Bobby Herriot
trumpet soloist – John E. Liddle

 
 

007 Themes (James Bond Movies theme)
arranged by Bobby Herriot

Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

Date: June 1, 2017
Place: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, Toronto

 
 

Can You Read My Mind
written by John Williams
arranged by Bobby Herriot
trumphet soloist — Mike Lawson

 
 

Lonely Street
written by Sammy Nestico
arranged for concert band by Danny Wilks
altosax soloist – Jonno Lightstone

 
 

When My Baby Smiles at Me
music by Bill Munro
lyrics by Andrew B. Sterling and Ted Lewis
clarinet soloist – Peter Randell

 
 

Laras’ Theme
leitmotif written for the film Doctor Zhivago
by Maurice Jarre
later, lyrics by P. F. Webster were added
to create the song “Somewhere, My Love
arranged by Ed Graf
vocal soloist — Sophia

 
 

New York, New York
written by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb
arranged by Ed Graf
vocalist – Al Farrel

 
 

Azure
written by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills
arranged by Ed Graf
trumpet soloist – John E. Liddle

 
 


A Tribute to Jerome Kern
arranged by Warren Barker

Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

Date: May 4, 2017
Place: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, Toronto

 
 

In preparation of celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary,
Encore Band performed “Canada 150”, a six movements suite composed by Vern Kennedy, our own long time band member.
The start of this project began with a conversation between two of our Encore Band members, Tom Fleming and Vern Kennedy a few months ago. Tom publishes Vern’s music and he suggested that Vern should compose a suite for Canada’s 150 celebration.
They agreed that it should reflect the diversity of Canada and the traditions of the country’s geography. The result is a musical journey across Canada from Atlantic to Pacific which honours all five main regions, and ending with a finale for the entire country.
 
The six movements are titled:
1. Down East Reel
2. Joie De Valse
3. Highways and Waterways
4. Prairie Dog Polka
5. Mountain Majesty
6. My Canada, My Love (concert band version with optional choir accompaniment)

 

Canada 150
composed and arranged by Vern Kennedy


 

 
 
 

Encore Band was also featuring some of the most talented Canadian composers and their songs, including Johnny Cowell, Jim Duff, and Oscar Peterson.

 
 

Canadian Odyssey
written and arranged by Johnny Cowell


 
 

Clariphonics
arranged by Ed Graf
featuring the Encore clarinet section


 
 

Newfoundland Folk Song
arranged by Jim Duff
altosax soloist – Jonno Lightstone


 
 

Place St. Henri
music by Oscar Peterson
arranged by Robert O’Brien


 
 

Goody, Goody
music by Matty Malneck and lyrics by Johnny Mercer
arranged by Ed Graf and Danny Wilks
vocalist – Al Farrell