“This year we have nine concerts, on the bandstand at Hardy Park” said coordinator Chris Coyea. “We are excited because we have an extra concert this year.”
Beginning Sunday, June 25 the Maple Leaf Brass Band from Ottawa under the direction of David Druce will perform Music of the Movie Matinee.
“I will be the emcee, as well as Alex Fleuriau Château will do some solos with the band,” shared Coyea.
All concerts for June and July begins at 7 p.m., and as the daylight become shorter, the concerts will start at 6:30 p.m., in August.
“There is no fee, but we do pass the basket,” indicated Coyea. “All the money goes to local charities. If you can give something, great and if you cannot, don’t worry about it; come and enjoy the concert.”
In case of rain, the concerts will be held at St. John’s United Church, 32 Park Street, Brockville.
July 2 – Great Music Guys (seven-piece band) with James MacKenzie, as well as Chris Coyea and Alex Fleuriau Château with hits of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
July 9 – Brockville Concert Band with conductor Lance Besharah
July 16 – Alexander Big Time Band (16-piece band) with guest soloists Chris Coyea and Alex Fleuriau Château
July 23 – From Winchester Ontario, The Night Train Big Band
July 30 – Travelling from Cornwall is the Seaway Winds Concert Band with Barb Hunter conducting.
August 6 – Perpetual Emotion Quartet from Kingston featuring Brockville’s own Ian Loughrey.
“I went to school with Ian Loughrey and music has become one of his passion as well,” said Coyea. “This is a well known jazz quartet.”
August 13 – No concert due to Ribfest
August 20 – Popular group, Fiddler’s Plus
August 27 – Sue Baker and 1000 Islands Jazz Trio
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for comfort and enjoy an hour of music.