Heritage Brass finished up their season, taking a summer break before resuming rehearsals in September. The occasion was the band taking its turn at the Divisional Concerts at Jackson’s point, scheduled each Wednesday evening during the summer months. This particular venue was at Georgina Corps which everyone welcomed in an air-conditioned building when the temperature and humidity were almost unbearable outside. A good crowd enjoyed a well-balanced program of ‘Army’ and ‘Secular’ music including an Eb & Bb Cornet Duet. “THE CLEANSING STREAM” played by Major Alan Price & Deryck Diffey. The band sang and rendered some light contemporary music including an upbeat March “ON WE MARCH” (Kevin Larsson). Sylvia Thomson provided a very delightful pianoforte arrangement for the offertory. Following Major Ron Millar’s devotional the band played “TO THY CROSS I COME LORD” (Ivor Bosanko arr. Olaf Ritman). The band closed out the evening with the beautiful arrangement “A GAELIC BLESSING” by John Rutter
The concert followed the annual dinner, held at the Royal Canadian Legion where current & former members were recognised and honoured.
Brian Burditt was honored first. Susan (Brian’s wife) Matthew (Son) Rebecca (Daughter) were in attendance and received a plaque and the last 3 CD’s (Peace of Heart) which was recorded under the baton of Brian.
Gordon Hind received his retirement certificate after 13yrs service with the band.
Phil Christie also received his retirement certificate after 16yrs service with the band.
Lt. Col.Alf Richardson received a certificate as former Band Executive Officer.
Bob Skinner & Norm Robertson, as new members received the Heritage Brass pin.
Gary Dean was thanked for his role as Acting Bandmaster this past year.
Ron Millar (Executive Officer) was recognised as a ‘playing’ member of the band.