Brockville – Another great season of Sunday evening concerts will take place at the Hardy Park Band Stand, beginning June 17th to August 26th. Ten concerts are included in the Sunday in the Park Series.
The June/July concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m., and the August concerts will begin at 6:30.
As in the past, our rain venue will be the St. John’s United Stage located at 32 Park Street in beautiful downtown Brockville.
There is no admission to the concerts but we do give audience members a chance to make a free will offering which goes to a local, registered charity of the performer’s choice.
Note: There is no concert on July 1 st and the August 12th concert venue is TBA.
The concerts are:
June 17 – Maple Leaf Brass Band – A Sunday in the Park favourite, the band is from Ottawa and conducted by David Druce.
June 24 – Seaway Winds Concert Band – founded in 2001, the Seaway Winds is a non-profit Concert Band based in Cornwall, Ontario. The band is conducted by Barb Hunter and is a Sunday in the Park favorite. This summer’s concert will include a salute to Kenny Rogers as well as a Les Miserable Medley featuring Brockville singers Christopher Coyea and Alex Fleuriau Chateau.
July 8 – Brockville Concert Band – No series of concerts in our fair city would be complete without an offering from this amazing group. Conducted by Lance Besharah, the Brockville Concert Band is another favourite in our series and has been entertaining Brockville audiences since its formation in 1974. Be sure to mark this one on your calendar as you won’t want to miss it.
July 15 – Thousand Islanders Chorus – The Thousand Islanders, a four part “a cappella” chorus under the direction of Stuart MacMartin, has been delighting audiences in our area for over 45 years. Their programs include: show tunes, gospel/spirituals, patriotic tunes, some doo-wop and a little bit of country.
July 22 – Night Train Big Band – Directed by Alan Lummiss, the Night Train Big Band is “a fun lovin’ group playing hits from the 40’s to the 80’s”. Coming to us from Winchester, they delighted audiences here last summer and we were thrilled when they agreed to return.
July 29 – Alexander Big Time Band – led by Bruce Alexander, the Alexander Big Time Band is another favourite and staple of the Sunday in the Park concert series. Continuing in the tradition of the greats like: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw, this group is guaranteed to please. Christopher Coyea and Alex Fleuriau Chateau will join the group to provide some great “crooner” vocals. Come and be transported back to the 40’s.
August 5 – Fiddlers Plus – is a band of amateur musicians who have been meeting regularly as a garage band since the turn of the century to enjoy each other’s company while playing a mix of traditional Celtic and Canadian Old time fiddle tunes on a variety of instruments. They’ll be sure to have your toes tappin’.
August 12 – Ruby Tuesday’s Dixie Land Band – a new comer this year, Ruby Tuesday’s Dixie Land Band, led by Carole Mundy, has been delighting audiences at summer festivals in eastern Ontario for more than 17 years. “We play traditional Dixieland songs, both original and contemporary arrangements and other great standards, all of which are just plain toe-tapping music. Be sure to mark this one on your calendar as “good plain fun”! PLEASE NOTE: concert venue is TBA..
August 19 – Perpetual Emotion Quartet – this year's “New Novice Champions” of the Ontario District Barbershop Harmony Society, the Perpetual Emotion Quartet will be returning to our series after delighting audiences last summer. Featuring Brockville’s own Ian Loughrey, these four gentlemen know how to charm an audience with their beautiful voices.
Aug 26 – Chris and Alex with the Great Music Guys – Back by popular demand and to finish off our 2018 season, Chris Coyea and Alex Fleuriau Chateau will be joined by James Mackenzie’s “Great Music Guys” in a program of hits of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Don’t miss this talented group of Brockville musicians as they serenade you on a warm summer night by the water.