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Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

Date: Nov 3, 2016
Place: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, Toronto

November 3, 2016 Concert In Fond Memory of Tom Robins
It is with sadness and fond remembrance of our recently deceased President Tom Robins that we dedicate our November 3 concert to his memory. Tom was one of the founding members of the Encore Band and a tireless worker on its behalf for as long as most of us can remember. His cheerful demeanour and the masterful way he managed to garner co-operation from everyone he encountered to the benefit of the Band was appreciated by all and will be sadly missed. His positive attitude and the fierce, quiet and cheerful determination to face the ravages of the cancer that ultimately took him from us stands as an inspiration to us all.
Good bye Tom. This one’s for you.
— From Encore Band —

 
 

Parade of Bands
arranged by Ed Graf,
clarinet soloist – Peter Randell

 
 

Trumpet Solos
arranged by Ed Graf
trumpet soloists – George McCormick
Vern Kennedy, Don Mincoff

 
 

Gabriel’s Oboe
music by Ennio Morricone
arranged by R. Longfield
oboe soloist – Helen Graham

 
 

I Remember Clifford
music by Benny Golson
arranged by Ed Graf
trumpet soloist – John E. Liddle

 
 

L’histoire D’amour
a tribute to Tom Robins
arranged by Ed Graf
adapted for concert band by Danny Wilks
trumpet soloist – George McCormick

 
 

Come Fly with Me
music by Jimmy Van Heusen
lyrics by Sammy Cahn
vocalist – Len Graf

 
 

Feel So Good *** MUST WATCH ***
music by Chuck Mangione
arranged by Bob Herriot
flugel horn soloist – John E. Liddle

 
 

RAF March Past
music by Walford Davies

Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

Date: Sept 1, 2016
Place: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, Toronto

Guest Conductor – Doug Manning

 
 

Irish Rhapsody
arranged by Clare Grundman

 
 

Bye Bye Blackbird
music by Ray Henderson and lyrics by Mort Dixon
arranged by Ed Graf
vocalist – Sharon Smith

 
 

Flight of the Piasa
music by Robert Sheldon

 
 

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

 
 

My Grandfather’s Clock
music by Henry C. Work
arranged by Sean T. Breen

 
 

Richard Rodgers In Concert
music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart

 
 

I Won’t Dance
music by Jerome Kern
lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
arranged by Ed Graf
vocalist – Sharon Smith

 
 

Beer Barrel Polka
music by Jaromír Vejvoda
lyrics by Lew Brown and Wladimir Timm

Whether you are 90 or 1 or in between

Whether you are ninety, or one year old, or somewhere in between, Encore Band welcomes you to the concert.
We invite you to share some music and, share some memories with us.

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Happy Birthday to Gerry Reidt, our Encore Band saxophone player, who just turned 90! Welcome to the 90+ club!!
Gerry at 90

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We would like to welcome our youngest audience, Tegan, who seems to enjoy every little bit of the concert! (She also likes our cookies)
baby and mom

Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

Date: Aug 4, 2016
Place: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, Toronto

 
 

Our tribute to our Canadian Olympic athletes!
Canadian Odyssey
music by Johnny Cowell

 
 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
arranged by Ed Graf
vocalist – Sharon Smith

 
 

Broadway Spectacular!
includes Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, Tomorrow, and more
arranged by John Higgins

 
 

Someone to watch over me
vocalist – Sharon Smith

 
 

A Tribute to Artie Shaw
arranged by James Christensen
clarinet soloist – Peter Randell

 
 

Tango for Trumpet
arranged by Ed Graf
trumpet soloist – John E. Liddle

 
 

Ladybug
music by Vern Kennedy
euphonium soloist – Mike Mersereau

 
 

A Foggy Day
music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin
arranged by Danny Wilks
vocalist – Sharon Smith

 
 

Barcelona
music by John Tesh
arranged by Pete Coulman

Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

Date: July 7, 2016
Place: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, Toronto

 
 

La Virgin de la Macarena
traditional Spanish
arranged by Johnny Cowell
trumpet soloist John E. Liddle

 
 

Bugler’s Holiday (trio)
music by Michael Edwards
transcribed by Leroy Anderson
buglers — Vern Kennedy, George McCormick, Don Mincoff

 
 

Let the Good Times Roll
music by Louis Jordan
adapted for concert band by Danny Wilks
vocalist – Al Farrell and Sharon Smith

 
 

Sinatra Medley
arranged by Pete Coulman
french horn soloist Tom Fleming

 
 

Alright, Okay, You Win
Composer: M. Watts/ S. Wyche
Arranger: Ed Graf
Vocal: Sharon Smith

 
 

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

 
 

Quebec Folk Fantasy
music by Howard Cable