Concert Band gives it back to young musicians

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GC Huston Public School music teacher Kim Lake was delighted to receive a recent donation from the Southampton Concert Band.

(LR) Dave Armchuk, Olivia Laman, Rosalie Catalan, John Wills, teacher Kim Lake, Asher Wrightson, Serenity Saunders and Ridley Gilmore

John Wills, band music director, presented $500 for the school’s music program. “The Concert Band is privileged to be able to use the facilities at the Southampton School as a practice venue. Therefore, we wanted to support the promising young musicians in the program as there is always a need for instruments etc.

Lake said the donation was greatly appreciated. “We need new drumsticks, a new flute and other things, so the money is definitely welcome.”

According to Wills, the Concert Band has a busy musical season with several concerts scheduled.

Here is the list of performances with dates, times and locations:

June 14 – Walkerton High School, joint public concert from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

July 1 – Canada Day, Southampton, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Big Flag

July 27 – Kincardine Concert, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Dunsmoor Park – 840-870

Saugeen Street, Kincardine)

August 9 – Lionshead Waterfront Park, 1st Annual Classical Music Concert Series, 7-8 p.m.

September 4 – Southampton Fairy Lake Summer Concert Series, 7-8.30pm

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