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Lakeshore Concert Band Organ Fund-raiser 10 June, 2006

Posted 12 June 2006
The Lakeshore Concert Band, directed by Mark Dharmaratnam, gave a delightful concert of popular works at Summerlea on Saturday evening, June 10. The programme included Swing's the Thing, Selections from Mama Mia, All Through the Night, Anything Goes, They Can't Take That Away from Me Summerlea's (solo by Summerlea's own Leslie Field), Guadalcanal March, Georgia on my Mind, The Hebrides Suite, Mancini Spectacular, Jamaican Rhumba and Caravan. A standing ovation from the full house brought on an encore (Strike up the Band, if memory serves).

After the concert, refreshments were served in St. Andrew's Hall, giving the audience an opportunity to talk with and express our gratitude to the performers.

A freewill offering goes towards Summerlea's Organ Fund. We are grateful to the Lakeshore Concert Band for bringing us this delightful evening of entertainment, and for the support of our organ fund.

The Lakeshore Concert Band was founded by Morley Calvert in 1967, and first performed at Expo '67. It began as an adult education course at Lindsay Place High School in Pointe Claire, but quickly outgrew those roots and evolved into an independent community band. As it approaches its 40th anniversary, the band is still based in the West Island of Montreal.

The group regularly performs throughout the Montreal area, and beyond. Outdoor concerts featuring a varied popular program highlight the summer months, while the winter season features a series of more formal concerts in concert hall venues. Opportunities are sought to support charitable causes, resulting in concerts at schools, hospitals and fund-raising events.

You can enjoy more of their music outdoors this summer:
  • Monday, June 19, 7:30 PM at Pine Beach Park, Dorval
  • Thursday, July 20, 7:30 PM at the Fritz Farm, Baie d'Urfé
  • Thursday, July 27, 7:00 PM at Connaught Park, TMR
  • Monday, July 31, 7:30 PM at Pine Beach Park, Dorval
  • Sunday, Sepember 10, 2:00 PM at Stewart Hall, Pointe-Claire

A shot of the audience prior to the concert
featured the ladies of the Red Hat Society.
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Connie Osborne, Summerlea's Music Director,
welcomed the band.
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A few shots of the band from the right-hand side.
In the centre photo, second last row, are Leslie and Keith Field on saxophone.
The blonde to Leslie's right blowin' a mean trumpet is the Lakeside Academy music teacher .
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The red-hat ladies figured prominently in a couple of shots from the back of the hall.
In response to the conductor's curiosity, they advised us that there are no rules
except to be over 50, have fun, wear a red hat, wear purple if possible and not be a man.
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Some shots from the other side.
The percussionist got to show off his talent.
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Summerlea's own song-bird Leslie Field sang
They Can't Take That Away from Me.
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At the end, Connie said thank you
and pointed the way to the refreshments.
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Our thanks to the Lakeshore Concert Band
for a very enjoyable evening's entertainment.

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