Category Archives: News & Updates

By @ 12/01/13 in News & Updates

An ensemble from Heritage Brass will be accompanying Johnny Reid on his annual Christmas Show to be seen on Toronto’s Global TV Station on December 19, 2013. The show will be aired from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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By @ 04/03/13 in News & Updates

Various Quotes from Correspondence & E-mails

“What a wonderful opportunity you presented to our students here at Kingsway Elementary. Your concert here was a rousing

Paul Baxendale

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HB Recording Sessions

By @ 01/18/13 in News & Updates

Cliff Cummings, reporting

Two-day long (at least 5 hours each) recording sessions took place on Thursday and Friday, November 18 and 19, 2011 at the Etobicoke Temple site. The production of “GOOD OLD ARMY #4” was a marathon endurance test on the band’s part. From the disc’s signature tune, “Good Old Army” (Nick Simmons-Smith) to the final add-on tune “A Child This

Steadman-Allen). Master recording engineer Ted Marshall of Marshall Arts was able to catch all the faulty entries, releases, missed accidentals and the odd snuffle or cough.

Congratulations to the bandmaster Ian Watkinson as well as his wife Isobel who provided us with a wonderful dinner on the final day!

By @ 01/17/13 in News & Updates

Every year on the Sunday closest to May 29, The Salvation Army pays tribute to its leaders, bandsmen and soldiers who perished in the sinking of the Empress of Ireland in the St. Lawrence river ninety – eight years ago, May 29, 1914. This tragic event claimed the lives of more than five hundred Canadian Salvationists on their way to a congress in London, England. This included the top leaders and most of the Canadian Staff band of the day. Heritage Brass was given the privilege to provide the music for the service at Mount Pleasant Cemetary in Toronto this year. A large crowd assembled on this warm, over-cast day to pay tribute and remember.