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Heritage Brass provided a light program of music for a seniors program at Calvary Baptist Church, Oshawa.
This was the first visit for the band. It was good to meet with several people who were former Salvationist musicians. It was publicly noted how much the people enjoyed the many arranged melodies and marches the band played which included many well-known hymns and Christian songs.
Deryck Diffey played the cornet solo “I Surrender All.” Gary Dean played the euphonium solo “Love Lifted Me.” The cornet trio, “The Veterans”, was well received, played by Deryck Diffey, Keith Bond and Cliff Cummings. Lt. Col Alf Richardson (Band Executive Officer) provided a brief devotional.
Following the program, the band enjoyed a light lunch which the church provided.
Heritage Brass made a return visit to the Salvation Army Lakeshore Community Church following their first visit last year. The corps people once again warmly received the band with a program of music that included Salvation Army Marches, S.A. arranged Hymns and Christian songs. Congregational singing was also included with Lt. Col. Alf. Richardson bringing a Sunday evening devotional. Once again the corps people provided light refreshments for everyone following the concert.
Meighan Lodge – 10th September 2016. Heritage Brass made their annual visit to the Salvation Army Meighan Residence which was intended to be a garden party setting. Sadly, the weather did not co-operate so the event was held in the lounge of the residence. Speculating, it was thought that this must have been the 10th year that the band have attended this event. A light programme of music consisting of many loved SA songs and hymns and marches was enjoyed by the residents. The programme consisted of 2 halves with a lunch break. The staff are to be commended for a wonderful spread of refreshments consisting of a hot and cold main course and desserts to follow.
13th July 2016. Heritage Brass held their annual end of season dinner and program at the Jackson’s Point/Georgina Salvation Army Complex. The dinner was held at the Conference Centre. Following the dinner, presentations were made. Major Greg Simmonds was recognised for his service as Band Executive Officer. Major Alf Richardson has resumed
that position. Jack Cockhead passed away in the fall of last year. Jack’s children were invited to receive recognition of their Dad’s service to the band. Three new members were recognised, receiving their Heritage Brass pins… Paulette Miller, Keith Bond and Ken Ritson.
The evening concert was held at the Georgina corps. Included in the program was the Divisional farewell to the candidates. Lt. Col. Sandra Rice (Divisional Commander) led the proceedings, presenting each of the 3 candidates that were present. The major part of the evening was the Heritage Brass Band under their leader Bob Gray. The program was varied and was well received.