Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tour Coming Up!

Even though the cold wind is still blowing, and the snow bank at the end of our drive way is still 4 foot high, it IS time to plan our Spring School Tour. This year, we plan to visit 12 schools on 4 consecutive Tuesdays in April and May. Stay tuned for details!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Dreams do come true

I have lost my only copy of the second CD I published in my hay days as a singer-songwriter in HongKong in the late 1990s. So, Gary search on the internet and found traces of it floating around in the internet wave. There is even a copy for sale on! One of the things that surfaced during his search was an interview I did with Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008. In the interview, I said, "Before long, we may have ourselves a five-piece family band". The boys were only 10, 9 and 3 then.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Have Horns Will Travel

Summer and Fall went by quickly. Here are a few snapshots of where our musical adventure has taken us:

Owen Sound's Mudtown Music and Arts Festival

Tall Ships Owen Sound

Queen Street, Toronto

Toronto Island

Kensington Market, Toronto

Guelph, Ontario

Thursday, May 9, 2013

What a Blast!

Today's concerts and workshop went well. Not only did our youngsters had a blast playing; teachers and students exit the gym in two-steps and big smiles on their faces.

We'll do it again next Thursday. Three schools!

Music and Dance is what makes my world

Fwd: Our Big Day

Nolan and Kaelin got up at 5:30 this morning. Well, apart from the fact that it is band morning and they needed to be at school by 7:00, today is also Day One of our Spring School Tour. The younglings have spent days co-ordinating what to wear for this gig. They even went out and got a nice vest for one of the boys during their break when taking advantage of early dismissal and busking downtown on Wednesday.

Our hallway is once again packed with instruments waiting to be loaded into the van. We will be heading out to our first destination, Sydenham Community School, in less than an hour!

Music and Dance is what makes my world

Music and Dance is what makes my world

Thursday, May 2, 2013

To quote Sun Ra:
They tried to fool you, now we got to school you! 
Just seven days to go before our 2013 Spring School Tour where we will play our kind of music for the gradeschool kids at no less than five Owen Sound elementaries where we'll play some, chat some, and hope to inspire at least of few kids to take up band instruments when they get to Grade 7!

It's going to be an adventure: 11 musicians sharing two vans with a sousaphone and who knows how many instrument cases, with three shows a day (two and a workshop on one of them) and all said and done before the final school bell rings!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Earth Hour Lights Out! – Toronto Beaches March 23

Earth Hour Lights Out! – Beaches | Beaches|Life magazine: �


What are you doing on Sat. March 23? Come and join the Beaches first celebration of Earth Hour LIGHTS OUT! Together with Music, Dance, Lights Out Ceremony, Candle Lights and Paper lanterns. Drum up Earth Hour awareness while having lots of fun. Take the ONE Hour beyond!

Beaches Earth Hour Lights Out EventWe need your help to get the Word Out, TELL YOUR FRIENDS! INVITE THEM TO JOIN YOU!

Entertainment Update:

We have solo artist Nikki Lemonbeat – ykulele, Ted Sherk Base will be perform at the Bandshell; The Eighth Street Orchestra (family of 5 from Owen Sound) show case… More update to come…

�This event is presented in partnership between Beaches Living and Applegrove Community Centre. Thanks for the support of Boardwalk Place and�all our volunteers! �