Wednesday Concert in Kincardine

It was a perfect summer evening in Kincardine Wednesday, as we performed at Dunsmoor Park. As you can see, there was a beautiful sunset to watch as the Goderich Laketown Band performed on stage. The above picture was taken directly behind the stage.

Hugh McGregor and Katie Dockstader directed the band as it performed a variety of music ranging from light jazz to military with a little Michael Bublé thrown in. Linda Street, accompanied by Louise Dockstader on keyboard and Al Mullin on flugel horn, wowed the audience with her version of Summertime and Over the Rainbow . Al also performed a flugel horn rendition of the soundtrack from the movie Brassed Off that held the audience spell bound. Not to be outdone, Hugh McGregor and Nancy Ross performed a jazz trombone duet of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot".
The combination of beautiful music and Lake Huron's famous sunsets created a very memorable evening  

Sunday Evening in Stratford

What a beautiful Sunday evening we had in Stratford. The performance stage in Upper Queens Park is one of the best stages we have performed on yet, and what an audience! They were very appreciative, giving us a standing ovation at the end of our performance.



We opened with a mixed selection which included a military march, folk, and a medley of crooner tunes a la Michael Buble.




Linda Street sang "Summertime", accompanied by Louise Dockstader on keyboard and Al Mullin on fluglehorn. The combination of Linda's musical interpretation, Louise's keyboard skills, and Al Mullin's soulful fluglehorn was a hit with the crowd. 


Later in the evening, Al Mullin again wowed the audience with his fluglehorn solo piece Concierto Aranjuez.


Not to be outdone, Hugh McGregor and Nancy Ross picked up their horns for a jazzy trombone duet of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"
All in all, it was a fantastic evening which came to a close all too soon. This is one venue I hope we will be able to perform at next year, and for many years to come.

Canada Day 150

The day started out dull and threatening rain, but the sun came out just as we started to play. We got through our set and were waiting for the officials to take turns at the mike when the thunder started to grumble. But the rain held off and everyone got their turn at the mike, the crowds got fed on free hotdogs and everyone was in the festive mood and ready for the parade.

Then the heavens opened up and the rain came pouring down, and it was iffy that the parade would proceed.

But just in time, the clouds broke, the rain stopped, the sun came out, and the parade was on! The rain did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowds which lined the entire parade route.


We had pipe bands, and miniature horses. We had displays of dance and gymnastics.

And of course, there was the Goderich Laketown Band. Yes, we managed to keep dry and soldier on. It turned out to be a perfect day. Happy Canada 150!