Christmas is almost here and the Goderich Laketown Band has been busy. We played for the lighting of the square in what turned out to be the first major snow storm of the season. Perfect for the Goderich Santa Claus Parade. Next we played in a joint Sound of Goderich Christmas Special which was held at the Lakeshore United Church. And lastly there was Carolfest which was held at Knox Presbyterian Church. In addition to our community band, the later two performances involved several local choirs and special guest performers. To be in these two churches, decorated in their Christmas finest, and filled with the music of Christmas is an unforgettable experience so keep your eyes out for next years Christmas venue.
We were lucky enough to get a video of our performance at Lakeshore United Church, and if you click on the image below, it will take you to our version of Ukrainian Bell Carol as directed by Marie McDade.
The performance concluded with an audience favourite, Sleigh Ride, conducted by Hugh McGregor. What better piece to leave the audience feeling in the Christmas spirit even if there was no snow. Click on the image below to see us perform this holiday classic.
This local community band has been around since 1967, and consists of every day people of all ages who love music. I hadn’t played horn since high school before joining the band, and that has to be 40 years! So don’t think you have to be back in form to join or lips of steel. It’s amazing how fast it comes back with a little practice, and if you need a little help, Hugh is a retired music teacher and would be happy to help you along. Looking for an instrument?…. Hugh has connections ;-).