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Unionville concert Jun 2016


Our annual Open Air concert was on June 26, 2016 at Unionville Main Street Bandstand.
We put away our worries about the BREXIT, the extreme heat warnings, and the possibility of a shower.

Listen to “Those were the days”… sang by Sharon Smith, our special guest, performed with the Encore Band.

 
A pleasurable evening spent under the breezy sky at Markham Millenium Bandstand.
 
Thanks to Markham Concert Band for hosting the event.
 
 

Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

Date: June 2, 2016
Place: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, Toronto

 
 

007 Themes (James Bond)
arranged by Bobby Herriot

 
 

Concerto for Drum and Orchestra
WATCH DARYL DRUMS!!
arrangement by Larry Neeck
drum kit soloist – Daryl Knox

 
 

Closer Walk (Just a Closer Walk with Thee)
traditional
arranged by Ed Graf
tube soloist — Bob Harvey

 
 

Is It True What They Say About Dixie
music by Caesar, Lerner and Marks
arranged for concert band by Tony Wakefield
clarinet soloist — Peter Randell

 
 

Moon River
music by Henry Mancini lyrics byJohnny Mercer
arranged by Michael Brown
vocalist — Al Farrell

 
 

I Love You
music and arrangement by Ed Graf
alto saxophone soloist – Jonno Lightstone

 
 

Benny
Medley of songs performed by Benny Goodman
arranged by Ed Graf

 
 

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
music by Mack David lyrics by Louiguy
arranged by Bobby Herriot
trumpet soloist – John E. Liddle

 
 

Instant Concert
arranged by Harold Walters

Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

Date: May 5, 2016
Place: Wilmar Heights Event Centre, Toronto

 
 

Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom
music by John Williams

 
 

Cartoon Symphony
arranged by Larry Clark

 
 

Brazilian Festival
arranged by Howard Cable

 
 

I Left My Heart In San Francisco
music by George Cory and Douglass Cross
arranged by Danny Wilks
vocalist – Al Farrell

 
 

Blood of the Brave Bull
music by Johnny Cowell
arranged by Ed Graf
trumpet soloist – John E. Liddle

 
 

Time After Time
music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Sammy Cahn
arranged by Bobby Herriot
trombone soloist – Mike Lawson

 
 

Clarinet A La Mode
arranged by Ed Graf
clarinet soloist – Peter Randell

CD Launch Party

On Thursday, April 7 th, nearly 50 professional musicians came together to launch their first CD “Snapshots in Sounds”, the debut CD album of the Encore Symphonic Concert Band. The concert provide musical entertainment and inspiration for all ages, including big band swing hits, film score favourites, classical music and military marches. Following the concert we had a CD Launch party to celebrate the release of Encore Band’s first CD in their 30+ year history.

Encore Band has a monthly concert series at Wilmar Heights Event Centre, on the first Thursday of every month. Thanks to James Ramesbottom, Wilmar Heights Event Centre’s administrator, who has been extremely positive about our mission and actively promoted our monthly concerts to the community and local seniors’ organization. Our concerts are well attended by general public and seasoned musicians alike.

Encore Band concert is also a place where new friendships are built,
and decades old friendships are rekindled!

Encore Symphonic Concert Band Performance:

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

 
 

Trade Winds
music and arrangement by Eddie Graf
 

 
 

Yellow Days
by Alan Bernstein and Alvaro Carrillo
trombone soloist – Mike Lawson
 

 
 

Ellingtonia
arranged by Eddie Graf
Saxophone soloist — Jonno Lightstone
 

 
 

St. Louis Blues
arranged by Bobby Herriot
clarinet soloist – Peter Randell
 

 
 

Walkin’ My Baby
lyrics by Roy Turk and music by Fred E. Ahlert
vocalist – Al Farrell
 

 
 

Latin Merengue
arrangement by Eddie Graf
flute soloist — Lenny Graf
 

 
 

RAF March Past
music by Walford Davies
 

 
 

Ciribiribin
music by Alberto Pestalozza
arranged by Ed Graf
trumpet soloist – John E. Liddle
 

 
 

The Saints
arrangement by Eddie Graf